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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 (


You're more prepared for an emergency than you think (


York Region News


Central York Fire Services receiving $39K for pandemic training, safety inspections (

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


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


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


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


GTA News


Toronto should not allow wider use of e-scooters, say city staff (


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


City to triple vaccine efforts in Toronto's hotspots: Tory (


Toronto Transit Commission appoints new CEO (


Scrapping the GTA West Highway could open Peel to a world of possibilities (


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 (


Doug Ford goes MIA as calls for his resignation grow louder (


Province reviewing collected feedback on proposed greenbelt expansion (NRU)


April 21

Vaughan News


Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (


Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (


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


After introducing green bins to households in 2006, Vaughan extends service to condos (,


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


Science table comes out against COVID-19 restrictions that discourage safe outdoor activity (


York Region News


One third of York Region residents have first dose of COVID-19 vaccine (


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


Winter weather travel advisory issued for York Region: Environment Canada (


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


Stouffville closes most outdoor recreational amenities (


Mulock Park project to come with $40M price tag (


Provincial News


Petitions call on Ford government to reverse outdoor activity ban (


Ontario Premier Doug Ford isolating after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 (


Select Ontario Pharmacies Offering 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccinations (


April 20

Vaughan News


6 people injected with saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Vaughan hospital (,,,,


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


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


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


York Region News


More parking coming to Newmarket’s downtown (


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


Bradford Bypass public input process kicks off April 22 (


Stouffville scores $4.4-million skating trail in Memorial Park (


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


York Region to open vaccine appointments to those 35+ across 5 high-priority areas (


GTA News


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


City takeover of sidewalk snow-clearing voted down again (


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


Provincial News


Ford government faces heat at Queen's Park amidst calls for Premier to resign (


Ontario rejects efforts on paid sick leave (


Statement from Ontario's Finance Minister on Canada's Budget 2021 (


Federal News


Federal budget 2021: Here are the winners and the losers (


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


April 19

Vaughan News


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


The superspreader events that governments let happen (


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


York Region News


Newmarket postpones Earth Day community cleanups amid pandemic but offers tree planting program (


York Region school boards receive $32M to protect against COVID-19 (


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


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


York Region's first integrity commissioner complaint sparks confusion, frustration (


York Region blue box busters: 5 of these things don't belong (


York Region's top doctor calls for AstraZeneca shots for younger residents (


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


York Region urges province to 'equitably' provide vaccine for COVID-19 hotspots (


Fast fashion: Georgina’s new textile recycling program cut from good cloth (


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


Provincial News


Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order (


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


Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback (


Federal News


5 things to watch for when the Liberals unveil the federal budget (


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


April 16

Vaughan News


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


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


Small increase for taxpayers due to York budget (


Citizens first through Service Excellence (


York Region News


York Region opening 13,500 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments (


Vaccine supply hampering York’s efforts as Aurora deals with more than 100 active cases (


York Region Council reiterates support for medical officer of health amid calls for his termination (


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


Flags lowered across Aurora in memory of Prince Philip (


GTA News


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


Provincial News


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


Federal News


Canada sets new single-day record with 9,561 COVID-19 infections (


April 15

Vaughan News


Haiqing Xu named Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management (


12 grocery stores in York Region report recent positive COVID tests as cases surge (,


'Why are they making this so complicated?' York Region residents confused over 18+ appointments (,


Highway 413: For the people, or just some of the people? (


Preparing for growth (NRU)


Committee agendas (NRU)


York Region News


Ontario government slammed for naming Markham, Richmond Hill neighbourhoods COVID-19 hot spots (,


Charges for COVID-19 violations in York Region rise to 30 (


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


New long-term-care facility coming to Marylake in King City (


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 (,


Rosedale and Chinatown picked as sites for 334 new affordable housing units (


Cherry trees in High Park to be fenced off during blossom season, but the park will be open (,,


Mayor John Tory nixes Toronto COVID curfew (


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 (


Unreliable supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine disrupting provincial vaccination programs (


Federal News


Health Canada stands by approval of AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines (


April 14

Vaughan News


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


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


Over 100 high-risk contacts identified following COVID-19 exposure at Vaughan restaurant (,,,,,


Former politician working for developers on Hwy 413 issues violated Ontario lobbyist law, complaint alleges (,


Cats not welcome in Vaughan (


York Region News


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


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


Drive-thru vaccine clinic opens at SoccerCity in Stouffville (


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


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


East Gwillimbury moves to monthly utility bills (


GTA News


Toronto hospitals close two clinics, stop bookings due to vaccine shortage (


Provincial News


Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Targets High-Risk Neighbourhoods (


Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors (


Federal News


Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (,,


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 (,


Richmond Hill public school closed for COVID-19 surveillance (


10 things you need to know about what's going on in Aurora (


UPDATE: Affordable, transitional housing coming to East Gwillimbury, Georgina (


COVID-19 case confirmed at Superstore in Aurora (


Here's how to combat gypsy moths in your trees (


GTA News


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


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


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


Hot-spot 18-plus vaccinations only available at mobile, pop-up clinics (,,


Provincial News


Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break (,,,,,,,,


Federal News


Air Canada agrees to $5.9-billion aid package, giving Ottawa equity stake in airline (,,,