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April 22

Vaughan News

 

COVID-19 Update (680 News)

 

Longo's, No Frills, Fortinos, Loblaws among 12 stores in York Region with recent positive COVID-19 tests (Yorkregion.com)

 

You're more prepared for an emergency than you think (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

Central York Fire Services receiving $39K for pandemic training, safety inspections (Newmarkettoday.ca)

York Region not following Toronto, Peel decision to close workplaces with 5 COVID-19 cases (Yorkregion.com)

 

‘This year is a little bit different’: King’s annual Earth Day cleanup moves forward (Yorkregion.com)

 

'Richmond Hill doesn’t need any settlement': City greenlights review of Greenbelt designations (Yorkregion.com)

 

'There will be some red faces on council': Newmarket neighbours plan to fight proposed townhouses (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto should not allow wider use of e-scooters, say city staff (Thestar.com)

 

City botches street-sweeping contract, leaving Toronto's roads facing dirtier spring (CBC.ca)

 

City to triple vaccine efforts in Toronto's hotspots: Tory (Torontosun.com)

 

Toronto Transit Commission appoints new CEO (Torontosun.com)

 

Scrapping the GTA West Highway could open Peel to a world of possibilities (Thepointer.com)

 

Nelson Aggregate proposes expansion of Burlington Quarry operations (NRU)

 

Former OPG lands being master planned as dense, mixed-use community (NRU)

 

Board of Trade proposes Trillium Regional Rail Network (NRU)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario says 'enhancements' to paid sick leave coming as COVID ICU admissions near 800 (CBC.ca)

 

Doug Ford goes MIA as calls for his resignation grow louder (Nowtoronto.com)

 

Province reviewing collected feedback on proposed greenbelt expansion (NRU)

 

April 21

Vaughan News

 

Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (Yorkregion.com)

 

Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (Thestar.com)

 

Richmond Hill, Vaughan, East Gwillimbury businesses, citizens among 24 charged with violating COVID-19 rules (Yorkreigon.com)

 

After introducing green bins to households in 2006, Vaughan extends service to condos (Yorkregion.com, Thestar.com)

 

Vaccination appointments at Canada’s Wonderland have been rescheduled due to Wednesday’s snow forecast (Thestar.com)

 

Science table comes out against COVID-19 restrictions that discourage safe outdoor activity (CP24.com)

 

York Region News

 

One third of York Region residents have first dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

'I find them everywhere': Stouffville resident says mask litter is becoming a big problem (Yorkregion.com)

 

Winter weather travel advisory issued for York Region: Environment Canada (Yorkregion.com)

 

Aurora postpones community cleanup days amid pandemic, but welcomes first hybrid Ford Explorer SUV (Yorkregion.com)

 

Stouffville closes most outdoor recreational amenities (Thestar.com)

 

Mulock Park project to come with $40M price tag (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Petitions call on Ford government to reverse outdoor activity ban (Torontosun.com)

 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford isolating after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 (CBC.ca)

 

Select Ontario Pharmacies Offering 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccinations (News.ontario.ca)

 

April 20

Vaughan News

 

6 people injected with saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Vaughan hospital (Globalnews.ca, CP24.com, Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com, 680news.com)

 

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 19, 2021 - #ShopVaughanLocal (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 19, 2021 -- Sports fields, skate parks, sport courts are now closed (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

Group of 7 at Woodbridge plaza fails to disperse, each receives $880 ticket (Thestar.com)

 

York Region News

 

More parking coming to Newmarket’s downtown (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Aurora resident asks integrity commissioner to look at $10K developer donation for diversity mural (Yorkregion.com)

 

Bradford Bypass public input process kicks off April 22 (Yorkregion.com)

 

Stouffville scores $4.4-million skating trail in Memorial Park (Yorkregion.com)

 

‘Beautifying where they play’: Georgina Girl Guides pitch in to rid community of ‘unsightly’ litter (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region to open vaccine appointments to those 35+ across 5 high-priority areas (680news.com)

 

GTA News

 

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? Peel Manor program in Brampton aims to blaze new path for future of aging (Thestar.com)

 

City takeover of sidewalk snow-clearing voted down again (Thestar.com)

 

Peel Region to order sweeping business closings in rebuke of Ontario’s COVID-19 measures (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ford government faces heat at Queen's Park amidst calls for Premier to resign (680news.com)

 

Ontario rejects efforts on paid sick leave (Yorkregion.com)

 

Statement from Ontario's Finance Minister on Canada's Budget 2021 (News.ontario.ca)

 

Federal News

 

Federal budget 2021: Here are the winners and the losers (Thestar.com)

 

Liberals pledge $300 million to support Black-led community organizations in 2021 federal budget (Thestar.com)

 

April 19

Vaughan News

 

‘None wore masks’: Vaughan residents talk COVID-19 violations as calls to York Region soar (Yorkreigon.com)

 

The superspreader events that governments let happen (Macleans.ca)

 

Internet bill can reach as high as $800 a month in not so ‘unique’ rural Vaughan (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

Newmarket postpones Earth Day community cleanups amid pandemic but offers tree planting program (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region school boards receive $32M to protect against COVID-19 (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

York Region Liberal caucus speaks out on anti-Asian racism following shooting in Atlanta (Yorkregion.com)

 

Continued spike in COVID 911 calls may impact response time: York Region paramedics chief (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

York Region's first integrity commissioner complaint sparks confusion, frustration (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

York Region blue box busters: 5 of these things don't belong (Thestar.com)

 

York Region's top doctor calls for AstraZeneca shots for younger residents (CTVnews.ca)

 

Ontario teachers' union's court action to force York Region school closures left in limbo by provincial closure order (Yorkreigon.com)

 

York Region urges province to 'equitably' provide vaccine for COVID-19 hotspots (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Fast fashion: Georgina’s new textile recycling program cut from good cloth (Yorkregion.com)

 

Stay-at-home enforcement won't include random traffic stops in York Region: police chief (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order (News.ontario.ca)

 

Opposition parties denounce Ford government proposal to shut down legislature amid COVID-19 crisis (Thestar.ca)

 

Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback (CBC.ca)

 

Federal News

 

5 things to watch for when the Liberals unveil the federal budget (CBC.ca)

 

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses (CBC.ca)

 

April 16

Vaughan News

 

'A hot spot is a hot spot is a hot spot': York Region wants Ontario to play fair with vaccines (Yorkregion.com)

 

‘Don’t be a bystander’: Vaughan councillor warns of rising anti-Asian racism (Thestar.com)

 

Small increase for taxpayers due to York budget (Thestar.com)

 

Citizens first through Service Excellence (Municipalworld.com)

 

York Region News

 

York Region opening 13,500 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Vaccine supply hampering York’s efforts as Aurora deals with more than 100 active cases (News.yahoo.ca)

 

York Region Council reiterates support for medical officer of health amid calls for his termination (CTVnews.ca)

 

'Why are they making this so complicated?' York Region residents confused over 18+ appointments (Thestar.com)

 

Flags lowered across Aurora in memory of Prince Philip (Thestar.com)

 

GTA News

 

TTC says it’s expanding service to avoid crowding on buses after social media posts (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario mulls tougher COVID-19 restrictions as modelling warns cases could hit 18,000 a day (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

Federal News

 

Canada sets new single-day record with 9,561 COVID-19 infections (CTVnews.ca)


 

April 15

Vaughan News

 

Haiqing Xu named Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management (MunicipalInfoNet.com)

 

12 grocery stores in York Region report recent positive COVID tests as cases surge (Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

'Why are they making this so complicated?' York Region residents confused over 18+ appointments (Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

Highway 413: For the people, or just some of the people? (Driving.com)

 

Preparing for growth (NRU)

 

Committee agendas (NRU)

 

York Region News

 

Ontario government slammed for naming Markham, Richmond Hill neighbourhoods COVID-19 hot spots (Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

Charges for COVID-19 violations in York Region rise to 30 (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Welcome to high speed: Lemonville and Locust Hill in Markham and Stouffville set to get hooked up (Yorkregion.com)

 

New long-term-care facility coming to Marylake in King City (Yorkregion.com)

 

Roadmap for resilience (NRU)

 

GTA News

 

‘We do not stockpile vaccine’: City blames supply shortage as some local Toronto vaccination clinics close, cancelling thousands of appointments (Thestar.com, Torontosun.com)

 

Rosedale and Chinatown picked as sites for 334 new affordable housing units (Thestar.com)

 

Cherry trees in High Park to be fenced off during blossom season, but the park will be open (Thestar.com, Torontosun.com, Ctvnews.ca)

 

Mayor John Tory nixes Toronto COVID curfew (Torontosun.com)

 

Changing the face of the community (NRU)

 

Breaking down barriers (NRU)

 

Provincial News

 

Canada and Ontario Invest in School Infrastructure to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19 (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Unreliable supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine disrupting provincial vaccination programs (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

Federal News

 

Health Canada stands by approval of AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

April 14

Vaughan News

 

‘It doesn't matter if you're senior or not’: Vaughan wants data input for an age-friendly city (Thestar.com)

 

‘It doesn't matter if you're senior or not’: Vaughan wants data input for an age-friendly city (Yorkregion.com)

 

Over 100 high-risk contacts identified following COVID-19 exposure at Vaughan restaurant (Toronto.Citynews.ca, Cp24.com, Cbc.ca, Yorkregion.com, Torontosun.com, Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Former politician working for developers on Hwy 413 issues violated Ontario lobbyist law, complaint alleges (Thestar.com, Nationoalobserver.com)

 

Cats not welcome in Vaughan (Corriere.ca)

 

York Region News

 

York Region adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver can get COVID-19 vaccine this week (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region's top doctor speaks out about 'definitely justified' stay-at-home order (Ctvnews.ca)

 

Drive-thru vaccine clinic opens at SoccerCity in Stouffville (Yorkregion.com)

 

Memo to York Region doctors calls for help to avoid ‘total collapse’ of hospital system amid 3rd wave of COVID-19 (Cp24.com)

 

'Very, very rude residents': Abusive behaviour escalating at York Region vaccination sites (Barrietoday.ca)

 

East Gwillimbury moves to monthly utility bills (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto hospitals close two clinics, stop bookings due to vaccine shortage (Torontosun.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Targets High-Risk Neighbourhoods (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

Federal News

 

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Cbc.ca, Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com)

 

April 13

Vaughan News

 

GTHA Mayors call for additional COVID-19 vaccine supply (CP24)

 

York Region News

 

Special ed teaching staff among those eligible for 11,000 new vaccine appointments in York Region (Yorkregion.com, Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Richmond Hill public school closed for COVID-19 surveillance (Yorkregion.com)

 

10 things you need to know about what's going on in Aurora (Yorkregion.com)

 

UPDATE: Affordable, transitional housing coming to East Gwillimbury, Georgina (Yorkregion.com)

 

COVID-19 case confirmed at Superstore in Aurora (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Here's how to combat gypsy moths in your trees (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Third COVID-19 wave will likely be Toronto’s worst yet, says city’s top doctor (Thestar.com)

 

Booze in Toronto’s public parks? One councillor says it’s a question of equity under COVID-19 (Thestar.com, Nowtoronto.com)

 

Councillors balk at plans for five highrise towers hidden in province’s plan for Ontario Line transit hub (Thestar.com)

 

Hot-spot 18-plus vaccinations only available at mobile, pop-up clinics (Torontosun.com, Ctvnews.ca, 680news.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break (News.Ontario.ca, Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Torontosun.com, Cbc.ca, Ctvnews.ca, Citynews.ca, Globalnews.ca)

 

Federal News

 

Air Canada agrees to $5.9-billion aid package, giving Ottawa equity stake in airline (Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Nationalpost.com, Cbc.ca)