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Jan. 22

Vaughan News


New Vaughan Hospital to ease COVID-19 fears (


1st MZO deputation for high-density development outside Vaughan planning process irks councilors (


COVID-19 positivity rates in Vaughan, Markham neighbourhoods 3-times higher than Ontario average in early January (


Process questioned after Vaughan private firm picked for long-term-care home (


Bitter dispute over renaming a Vaughan school after Somali woman leads to accusations of anti-Semitism, racism (


York Region News


Richmond Hill councillor allegedly broke quarantine after travelling from Aruba amid lockdown (


Ban big box stores from selling non-essential items: Aurora, Newmarket, Georgina mayors (


York Region receiving nearly $17M to support transit services (


York Region to open isolation centre for COVID-19 (


Richmond Hill blood centre calls for donors to save lives (


Aurora to open warming centre during extreme weather conditions (


Newmarket waiving tax penalties, offering rebates for seniors, businesses (


GTA News


Kristyn Wong-Tam leads activists in filing injunction to halt Foundry demolition (


Toronto councillors warn First Parliament area 'not for sale' as province seeks to seize historic site (


Federal News


Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment (,,,,


Jan. 21

Vaughan News


‘Who decided to close the ice rinks?’ Vaughan councillors discuss possible return of skating (


Is Vaughan skating on thin ice? Why decision to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hill amid COVID concerns is a misstep on a slippery slope (


Employees at grocery stores in Newmarket, Vaughan, Markham, LCBO in Richmond Hill test positive for COVID-19 (


Walmarts, Shoppers, Costco among York Region stores violating COVID-19 rules (,,


Thornhill’s Walmart is the first nationwide to have kosher bakery, GNC and K-W Optique (


Committee agendas (NRU)


York Region News


Affordable modular transition (NRU)


COVID-19 antibodies 'holy grail' treatment among clinical trials underway at Markham hospital (


Recovery time: Georgina continues business grants, patio programs (


Markham among fastest growing cities with $966M increase in property assessment (


O Canada! Newmarket politicians all report staying home during pandemic (


Aurora politicians stay grounded in Canada during pandemic (


‘Robust’ search function, online payments features of new King website (


Richmond Hill library removes fines for late returns in 2021 (


'Silver lining': Newmarket asking York Region to expand parking at forest trails (

GTA News


Places to grow? (NRU)


Harmony Road proposal approved (NRU)


Making a village (NRU)


Toronto councillors vote to review parking minimums (


Provincial News


In-person learning remains suspended across GTA, other PHUs to see students return to class Monday (,,


Federal News


Trudeau, party leaders extend congratulations to new U.S. President Joe Biden (


Conservatives have voted to expel Derek Sloan from caucus (,,


Jan. 20

Vaughan News


Outgoing Vaughan fire chief makes more history as first woman in role in Mississauga (,


Vaughan staff member salts skating rink for COVID-19 lockdown (


Vaughan fire crews quickly quell rooftop blaze on Langstaff Road (


York Region News


'Death sentence': Aurora, Newmarket residents work to rid towns of 'inhumane' conibear traps (

GTA News


Toronto councillors demand a halt to Dominion Foundry demolition (,


Provincial News


Ford appeals to Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccine doses for Ontario (


Member of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination task force resigns after travel outside country (


Federal News

Canada will not receive any of its promised COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer next week (,,,


Jan. 19

Vaughan News


Ontario opens hospital to handle surge (CTV News Channel)


The Press Gallery (CTV News Power Play)


New hospital to open in Vaughan (Global News Radio 640 Toronto)


UPDATE: Vaughan hospital to become Ontario's first COVID-19 pandemic hospital (,


Ontario Adding Over 500 Hospital Beds to Expand Critical Care Capacity (,,,,,,


Premier Ford’s 1 p.m. press conference (CP24)


Province to open pandemic-concentrated hospital in Vaughan to help manage surge in cases (


Shoppers Drug Mart employees in Georgina, Vaughan test positive for COVID-19 (


Video of worker salting Thornhill ice rink sparks outrage (


Is the right time to review Vaughan’s electoral wards during the pandemic? (


Woodbridge LTC home to be managed by Mackenzie Health to curb COVID-19 outbreak (,,


York Region News


Stouffville opens outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills (


Newmarket's Cedar Centre planning for youth advocacy centre (


Newmarket Public Library CEO Todd Kyle starts new chapter in Brampton (


GTA News


Despite outcry from residents and city, province starts demolition at Eastern Ave. heritage site (


Toronto’s lack of snow clearing a slippery slope for pandemic-weary residents looking for outdoor escape (


Mayor John Tory nixes idea of making masks mandatory outdoors (


'Disappointing' vaccine slowdown dooms Toronto vax clinic (


Provincial News


Ontario must cut COVID-19 cases to 1,000 daily to lift lockdowns, top doctor says (


Jan. 18

Vaughan News

Vaughan to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hills and dog park (CP24)


Vaughan shuts down some outdoor amenities (City News)


Vaughan bans some outdoor activities to reduce spread (Global News)


New outdoor restrictions in Vaughan (CBC News Toronto)


Outdoor winter recreations closed (Ora Qui)


Jim Richards Show (Newstalk1010)


City of Vaughan has shut down dog parks, toboggan hills and skating rinks (680 News)


Vaughan closes skating rinks (105.96 The Region)


Vaughan closing skating rinks (Newstalk1010)


Vaughan to close skating rinks, toboggan hills and the dog park (CBC Here and Now)


Vaughan closes rinks, toboggan hill and dog park (Global News at Noon)


Vaughan to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hills and dog park (CP24)


Vaughan closing ice rinks, toboggan hills and the dog parks (Breakfast Television)


Vaughan closes ice rinks, toboggan hills and the dog park (Newstalk 1010)


City of Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog park due to stay-at home order (,,


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog parks to strengthen stay-at-home order (


Vaughan closes outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills and dog parks (


Vaughan closes several outdoor amenities amid new COVID-19 provincial restrictions (


City of Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog park amid stay-at home order (


The City Of Vaughan Just Shut Down Many Of Its Outdoor Recreational Activities (


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill, dog park in bid to curb COVID-19 (


Vaughan shuts outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hill, dog park to curb COVID-19 (


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill due to Stay at Home order (




Vaughan shuts down outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills, dog parks as part of COVID-19 restrictions (


Ontario to open dedicated pandemic hospital in Vaughan as COVID-19 surges (


14 staff test positive for COVID-19 at Fortinos in Vaughan over past month (


York Region News


York Region torn on whether to stand by or abandon sewage treatment project (


York Region school board postpones deadline for elementary students’ request model (


WHAT’S GOING HERE?: 4 apartment buildings proposed near Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie Drive (


Richmond Hill plants nearly 10,000 trees in joint effort with community in 2020 (


Stay at home! Richmond Hill closes tennis courts, reduces skating hours in response to new provincial orders (


Get outside: What the stay-at-home order means in Georgina (


Aurora allows outdoor skating and tobogganing with face masks, physical distancing (


GTA News


Can kids stop and chat on a Toronto skating rink? City staff on what is -- and isn’t -- allowed under Ontario’s new stay-at-home order (


Provincial News


Ontario Launches 2021 Budget Consultations (


Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Act Orders (


Ontario to expand big-box-retail blitz amid widespread rule violations, Labour Minister says (


Jan. 15

Vaughan News


Vaughan announces selection for its first diversity officer, Zincia Francis (


Vaughan Shoppers Drug Mart employee tests positive for COVID-19 (


York Region News


Is it time for toboggan police, rink patrols in York Region? (


3 things to know about what's going on in Aurora: 3-bag trash limit comes into effect (


Richmond Hill homeowner raises concerns about lack of oversight for condo fees after 9 per cent hike (


Homebodies: Georgina politicians stay put during COVID-19 pandemic (


UPDATE: Just in time for Friday PA Day, Newmarket lifts ban on public skating, tobogganing (,


'Real consequences': Province targeting big box stores in York Region, COVID-19 hotspots (

GTA News


Toronto begins 2021 budget process amid projections of record financial pressures (,,,


Provincial News


Ontario livestreams hit by new COVID-19 orders (,


Ontario stay-at-home order won’t allow police to stop cars, ask where people are going (,


Residential eviction ban for Ontario tenants comes with some exceptions (


Jan. 14

Vaughan News


42-Storey Mixed-Use Tower Proposed to Neighbour Mel Lastman Square (


York Region News


Newmarket temporarily closes outdoor rinks, suspends tobogganing (


Health and active living plaza bein designed for East Gwillimbury (NRU)


Richmond Hill Coun. Tom Muench travelled abroad during lockdown for ‘health reasons’ (


More contagious COVID-19 variant spreads in York Region (


COUNCIL CONNECTION: Making sense of 2020, the year that changed us all (


GTA News


‘We have no idea’: Toronto still unclear on how Doug Ford’s new lockdown rules will work on Thursday (


Tall mixed-use development proposed for 51-75 Bradford Street, Barrie (NRU)


Brantford seeking expressions of interest for pivotal downtown property (NRU)


Riverwalk project to open flood-prone downtown to development in Brampton (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario Expanding Firefighter Training Across the Province (


Union calls for Ontario-wide extension of online learning (


Ontario outlines what's allowed under stay-at-home order in new regulation (


UPDATE: Ontario releases list of essential construction projects (


Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two (


Federal News


Federal government lists COVID-19 testing services abroad after new rule strands many travelers (


Black Conservatives seek to mobilize more support in wake of Leslyn Lewis’ success (


Jan. 13

Vaughan News


LCBO in Vaughan, McDonald's in Richmond Hill, Longo's in Markham latest businesses with positive COVID tests (


Link to spouse’s human rights case disqualifies Vaughan woman’s condo board win (


York Region News


'A real bitter war:' Aurora history buff launches campaign for Korean War memorial (


York Region school board switches to hybrid learning for special-education students (


Stouffville closes rinks, toboggan hills, dog park as part of new measures to fight COVID-19 (


Eight new cases of U.K. variant emerge in Ontario, including three in York Region without a travel connection, amid fears many more may be undetected (


Toronto, Peel and York schools to remain closed until February (


GTA News


Smart City megaprojects get a lot of hype. So why do so many turn out to be expensive disappointments? (


‘Every alarm bell has now been rung’: John Tory backs Doug Ford’s tighter COVID-19 restrictions, blitz on big-box stores (


Self-screening, mail-in ballots and advanced voting: COVID-19 safety precautions play a big part in Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt byelection (


Tory warns of up to $860 million in city budget cuts unless federal and provincial governments offer more pandemic aid (


City of Hamilton to put proceeds of Stoney Creek land to affordable housing (


Provincial News


Ontario faces criticism for ‘mixed messaging’ in new COVID-19 plan (


Ontario Liberals to launch platform push for next year’s election (


Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives (


Federal News


A list of federal MPs who've said they will not run again in the next election (


Government secures another 20M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer (


Jan. 12

Vaughan News


City welcomes Zincia Francis as Diversity and Inclusion Officer (


In pursuit of ‘equal representation’: Vaughan seeks input for ward boundary review (


UPDATE: Richmond Hill, Vaughan, King residents invited to hospital town hall (


York Region News


York Region's COVID-19 incidence rate climbs to 2nd highest in Ontario (


Richmond Hill councillor asks Ford government not to extend lockdown in York Region (


'Outhouse of sewage treatment': East Gwillimbury aims to close Holland Landing lagoons (


GTA News


Toronto to open first clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations next week (


‘The time to act is now’: Mayor John Tory calls for complete lockdown over COVID-19, expresses frustration with Doug Ford’s delay (


Toronto's top doctor calls for province to allow workers 10 days of sick leave during pandemic (


GTHA Mayors and chairs support additional Public Health measures, demand action on sick pay (


Oakville mayor resigns from Halton police board after approving chief's Florida trip (


Provincial News


Ontario urged to declare state of emergency with modelling, COVID-19 measures coming Tuesday (


No COVID-19 curfews planned for Ontario, government source says (


Federal News


Justin Trudeau will shuffle federal cabinet on Tuesday (


Jan. 11

Vaughan News


'Living a nightmare': More York Region long-term care homes struggle with COVID-19 (


Multiple employees test positive for COVID-19 at 3 Fortinos locations in Vaughan (


2 companies from Vaughan, ON set to distribute Covid-19 tech (


York Region News


Georgina gets connected: High-speed internet coming soon (


Memorial at Aurora park helping to support bereaved families across York Region (


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?: Work being done on Newmarket, East Gwillimbury roads in 5-year project (


Uxbridge, Scugog mayors among group calling on feds to financially help new, small businesses during pandemic (


Race heats up for federal Conservative nomination in Newmarket-Aurora (


'Significant human trafficking prevalent in Newmarket' (


GTA News


Staffing model the ‘secret sauce’ for Toronto’s city-run long-term-care homes battling the second wave of COVID-19 (


Former city councillor Mary Fragedakis seeks Ontario Liberal nomination in Toronto-Danforth (


Provincial News


Ontario the only place in North America to lock down ski hills (


Is Lake Simcoe healthy? Have your say on its future (


Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools (


Ontario Expanded Who Can Get Free Child Care Right Now & 15 More Jobs Made The List (


Ontarians await more measures and models next week; Ford says now in "desperate" situation (


Ontario promises improvements to pandemic safety plan before schools reopen (


Ontario Continues To Support Businesses, Workers and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic (


Ontario considering implementing curfew similar to Quebec’s, sources say (


Federal News


Most new Order of Canada appointees are white men, despite diversity-boosting efforts (


Trudeau announces more vaccine coming as provinces run through supplies (