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March 4

Vaughan News

 

Whisky & Cream for March 2 (Arishapiro.com)

 

NDP calls on Ontario government to scrap plans for Highway 413 across northwest GTA (Cbc.ca)

 

Vaughan councillors 'flip-flop', axe support for $6B GTA West highway after public ‘squeals’ (Yorkregion.com)

 

Vaughan withdraws support for GTA West highway (Torontosun.com)

 

Vaughan withdraws support for new 400-series highway (680news.com)

 

More consultation needed on controversial GTA highway, province says as opposition grows (Thestar.com)

 

Vaughan Council pulls support for Hwy. 413 (CP24)

 

Vaughan withdraws support for Highway 413 (CBC News Toronto)

 

Fostering accessibility (NRU)

 

Committee agendas (NRU)

 

York Region News

 

Don't want to co-operate with COVID-19 rules? You could face fines of $5K to $10M in York Region (Yorkregion.com)

 

Time for the big reveal: Final design for Newmarket's Mulock Farm to be unveiled in March (Yorkregion.com)

 

Markham’s Varley gallery gets piece of $25M provincial pie to support starving arts sector (Yorkregion.com)

 

York’s teams eager to administer vaccines (Thestar.com)

 

Protecting the watershed (NRU)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto, Peel region ask to move to COVID-19 grey zone, caution against 'chasing normal too quickly' (Cbc.ca, Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Torontosun.com)

 

Addressing the climate emergency (NRU)

 

Offering choices vs. maintaining character (NRU)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Hires 100 Additional Health and Safety Inspectors (News.Ontario.ca)

 

March 3

Vaughan News

 

Vaughan council yanks its support for the controversial GTA highway in a ‘stunning’ vote (Thestar.com)

 

Trustees in York Region rename Vaughan high school after late Somali-Canadian journalist (Cbc.ca, Thestar.com)

 

Vaughan hoping to encourage cycling, walking along Teston Road, seeking feedback on improvements (Yorkregion.com)

 

‘He needs a haircut’: Doug Ford visits Vaughan salon to show support to small businesses (Yorkregion.com)

 

Longo's, No Frills, Fortinos, McDonald's employees in York Region test positive for COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

York Region's COVID-19 vaccine rollout rocky but rapid (Yorkregion.com)

 

Why York Region’s top doctor is following a different COVID-19 pandemic path than Toronto, Peel (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

'It doesn't make sense': East Gwillimbury only municipality in region without vaccine site planned (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto Public Library drops overdue fines for kids, and might go further (Thestar.com)

 

Toronto Public Health moderates child isolation guidelines (Torontosun.com)

 

Toronto has seen a spike in residents being bitten or scratched by raccoons amid COVID-19 pandemic (Cp24.com, Citynews.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Provides More Than $1 Billion In Support for Small Business (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Ontario government moving to license tow truck drivers in effort to crack down on violence (Globalnews.ca)

 

March 2

Vaughan News

 

Vaccinations for York residents 80+ are now fully booked (CP24)

 

Vaughan seeks public input on city's emerging downtown core (Yorkregion.com)

 

SmartVMC Community Continues Expansion With New Mixed-Use Development (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

Another Vaughan Catholic elementary school closed due to COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments fully booked in York Region, Hamilton reports issues due to high demand (Ctvnews.ca, Yorkregion.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Torontosun.com)

 

Following teen death, Richmond Hill regional councillor comes under fire over foster care company (Yorkregion.com)

 

Newmarket announces plans to reopen programs amid COVID-19 red zone, cut services (Yorkregion.com)

 

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority reminds residents to be careful around waterways (Yorkregion.com)

 

Stouffville keeping town facilities, including gym, pool and arenas, closed for now (Yorkregion.com)

 

‘It just doesn’t seem right’: Markham council asked Doug Ford’s government to fast-track development in farmland despite opposition from residents and staff (Thestar.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto starting COVID-19 vaccinations for some police officers (Cbc.ca)

 

Toronto plans more than 350 sites for COVID-19 immunizations -- the largest vaccination in the city’s history (Thestar.com)

 

‘Code red:’ New climate change study finds carbon emissions are steadily rising in Toronto and the GTA (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Supports Modernization of Municipal Services (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Ontario moves to regulate towing industry in bid to stop violence and corruption (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

March 1

Vaughan News

 

Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan talks about Re-Opening of City (Gente de Nossa TV)

 

UPDATE: What you need to know about booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in York Region (Yorkregion.com, Citynews.ca, 680News.ca, Ctvnews.ca)

 

Cat rescue charity continues battle with Vaughan for licence to operate shelter (Torontosun.com)

 

Health officials name Vaughan, Ont. business where 53 workers contracted COVID-19 (Cp24.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan schools have new cases of COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

East Gwillimbury unveils recreational options during red-control zone period (Yorkregion.com)

 

Bid to allow backyard chickens in Aurora flies the coop (Yorkregion.com)

 

What are your favourite places in Richmond Hill? Public invited to plan ‘centrepiece of York Region’ (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Peel Region’s push to reopen concerns Toronto’s mayor, as COVID-19 shows signs of rebound (Thestar.com, Torontosun.com)

 

Mimico street the city’s hotspot for speeding, new photo radar data reveals (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario gives Toronto OK to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of homeless people (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Activates Emergency Brake in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Federal News

 

Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine, with first doses expected to arrive next week (Nationalpost.com)

 

Feb. 26

Vaughan News

 

HomeSense hullabaloo: York Region sheds light on viral Vaughan video (Yorkregion.com)

 

Petition to save Toronto cat shelter garners 70k signatures but it still has to relocate (Blogto.com)

 

Lobbyist registry slowly taking shape at Niagara Region headquarters (Niagarafallsreview.ca)

 

York Region News

 

Council Connection: 1 year later, Georgina residents must stay resilient (Yorkregion.com)

 

Breaking COVID-19 rules in York Region? You could face tougher fines (Yorkregion.com)

 

'Dangerous precedent': Sharon residents voice opposition to eight-storey proposal on Leslie Street (Yorkregion.com)

 

'It seems ridiculous for Stouffville': 18-storey building proposed on Main Street (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region to begin vaccinating 80+ seniors on March 1, ahead of province's schedule (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Why does York Region council support the GTA West Highway? Opinion (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

‘We have family to feed.’ Toronto taxi drivers say more support needed as city offers relief to beleaguered industry (Thestar.com)

 

Mississauga pressing to enter red-zone on March 9 (Insauga.com)

 

Mississauga council formally opposes Hwy. 413 as Crombie warns of 'disastrous impact on environment' (CP24.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Doug Ford government changing some Ontario election laws (CBC.ca)

 

Top Ontario doctor grilled about why he didn’t go public with concerns over Doug Ford’s lockdown response (Yorkregion.com)

 

Feb. 25

Vaughan News

 

Vaughan fitness centres and pools opening March 8 (105.9 The Region)

 

Vaughan fitness centres, pools to reopen with strict COVID-19 safety measures in place (Yorkregion.com)

 

Vaughan Design Review Panel agenda (NRU)

 

Muzzo's request to move to York Region shows lack of 'victim empathy', says parole board (Yorkregion.com)

 

Document outlines reasons why Marco Muzzo was granted full parole (CItynews.ca)

 

‘From an environmental perspective, this will be disastrous’: Municipalities turn against Doug Ford’s fast-tracking of new GTA highway (Thestar.com)

 

Councillor’s motion on $6B GTA highway doesn’t address ‘any of the major concerns raised’ (Yorkreigon.com)

 

Plan for new 400-series highway draws growing pressure from across the GTA to hit the brakes (CBC.ca)

 

Vaughan school moves to remote-only learning despite only having one confirmed COVID-19 case (CTVnews.ca)

 

Updates from the industry: Vaughan’s first virtual business expo draws 150 attendees (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

Updates from the industry: the fight to combat COVID-19 continues in Vaughan (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

E-scooters are selling fast in Toronto, retailers report. The catch: they’re illegal on city streets (Thestar.com)

 

From hockey rinks to Canada's Wonderland, notable sites become vaccine clinics (Citynews.ca)

 

York Region News

 

You're invited to see final design for Newmarket's 'magical' Mulock property (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Newmarket dusts off plan for new NHL-sized outdoor rink (Newmrkettoday.ca)

 

Mind your trail etiquette: Public education, centre line coming to Newmarket's Tom Taylor Trail (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

BREAKING: Richmond Hill Mayor steps away from post on medical leave indefinitely (Yorkreigon.com)

 

Restoration of Richmond Hill's David Dunlap Observatory nearing completion (Yorkregion.com)

 

Markham Promotes Division Chief Matthew Keay to Deputy Chief, Fire and Emergency Services (Markhamstaffnews.ca)

 

Richmond Hill official plan update (NRU)

 

Master plan to provide direction for development of Town of Georgina’s waterfront parks (NRU)

 

GTA News

 

Brampton approves sustainable neighborhood action plan or Bramalea (NRU)

 

Halton Hills adopts new economic development and tourism strategy (NRU)

 

Don’t park cars on streets during snowstorms: Hamilton councillors to residents (Thestar.com)

 

Toronto extends cancellation of in-person events through July 1 (Citynews.ca)

 

Toronto extends cancellation of major in-person events as COVID-19 variant cases rise (CBC.ca)

 

Toronto cancels events through Canada Day as de Villa reveals that pandemic is again growing in city (CP24.com)

 

2021 CNE, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair planning to proceed in-person depending on COVID-19 restrictions (Globalnews.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario will start booking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations on March 15 (Thestar.com)

 

Minister continues doing ‘what’s right’ in education (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario Helps More Municipalities Prepare for Extreme Weather (News.ontario.ca)

 

Feb. 24

Vaughan News

 

In night of surprises, York school board trustees overrule colleague’s choice for renaming Vaughan school (Thestar.com)

 

Video of crowded Ont. HomeSense store draws anger online (ca.yahoo.com)

 

Four Black Police Officers To Give Deposition On Racism With The York Regional Police Force (Mnialive.com)

 

City of Vaughan approves 2019-2022 Multi-year Accessibility Plan (Municipalinfonet.com)

 

16 public health charges laid at one Vaughan home last week (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Lobbyist registry slowly taking shape at Niagara Region headquarters (Niagarafallsreview.ca)

 

York Region’s vaccinations to require online appointments, details ‘currently being finalized’ (Yorkregion.com)

 

Markham, Vaughan, Stouffville, Richmond Hill schools have new cases of COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

‘Near misses on a daily basis’: Richmond Hill residents call on city to fix accident-prone intersection (Yorkregion.com)

 

Skating on thin ice: Stay off stormwater ponds, Georgina warns. Here’s why (Yorkregion.com)

 

Keep your neighbourhood safe by adopting a fire hydrant (Yorkregion.com)

 

Georgina reopens and enters the red zone. Here’s what that means (Yorkregion.com)

 

Rinks in York Region reopen to hockey but not everyone will be lacing up skates (Yorkregion.com)

 

2 planned bike lanes for Newmarket put on hold (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Brampton sets new 'milestone' with arts and culture agency (Insauga.com)

 

New pilot program brings COVID-19 vaccines --and hope --to the door for hundreds of Toronto seniors (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Supports the Greenbelt Foundation (News.ontario.ca)

 

Feb.23

Vaughan News

 

York Region moves into Red Zone (680 News)

 

York Region moves into Red Zone (CTV News)

 

York Region now in Red Zone (CP24)

 

Restaurants, retail reopen in York Region as Toronto, Peel remain under stay-at-home order (680news.com)

 

Markham mayor calls for additional restrictions as York Region enters red zone of COVID-19 framework (CP24.com)

 

Excavation Progressing for The Thornhill in Vaughan (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

With Walmart as anchor, SmartCentres pushes mixed-use growth (Renx.ca)

 

York Region News

 

Work begins on Aurora side of new subdivision, while Newmarket considers environmental impact (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

What does returning to red zone mean in Richmond Hill? (Yorkregion.com)

 

No evidence of 'explosive activity' in variants: York Region's top doc (Torontosun.com)

 

Walk 500 miles and walk 500 more through York Region’s many nature paths (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto's getting out more, and Tory doesn't like it (Torontosun.com)

 

With its budget, Toronto council takes slow, careful steps toward police reform -- but will it stay the course? (Thestar.com)

 

City of Toronto seeking $187K from Etobicoke BBQ owner who defied lockdown (CBC.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Vaccine rollout will be different in each region, Ontario government says (CBC.ca)

 

Feb. 22

Vaughan News

 

York Region moving to Red-Control zone on Monday (CTV News Toronto)

 

York Region moving to Red-Control zone on Monday (Newstalk 960AM)

 

Toronto and Peel to keep staying at home while York to enter red zone (Citynews.ca)

 

York Region moving to red control restrictions under Ontario’s coronavirus response framework (Globalnews.ca)

 

Stay-at-home order remains in effect for Toronto and Peel but restaurants, gyms will reopen in York Region (CP24.com)

 

York Region moving to Red-Control zone on Monday (CP24)

 

York Region moving to Red-Control zone on Monday (CHIN- ORA QUI)

 

Did you ride the GO Train from Vaughan to Union Station Feb. 9 or 10? You may need a COVID-19 test (Yorkregion.com)

 

Residents asked to put the brakes on region hopping come Monday (680news.com)

 

Residents asked to put the brakes on region hopping come Monday (Citynews.ca)

 

‘Shame on Ford government’: Vaughan and King residents urge York Region to axe support for $6B GTA highway (Yorkregion.com)

 

Vaughan mayor hopes for respect as York Region goes red Monday (Torontosun.com)

 

Vaughan mayor hopes for respect as York Region goes red Monday (VTbeyond.com)

 

York Region News

 

Cold-blooded Newmarket pickleball crowd keeps swinging despite winter's fury (Yorkregion.com)

 

Aurora seeking nominations for 2021 Community Recognition Awards (Yorkregion.com)

 

4 Georgina council decisions you may have missed (Yorkregion.com)

 

Stream restoration in Shining Hill development on Newmarket-Aurora border to create 'extensive habitats' (Yorkregion.com)

 

'So typically Canadian': Markham teen wants city to allow skating at Milne Pond without 'constant intimidation' (Yorkregion.com)

 

Clandestine haircuts, manicures: Underground economy a pandemic problem in York Region (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?: New building addition to Bayview Water Pumping Station 'substantially' complete (Yorkregion.com)

 

Keep family and pets safe: City of Markham offers tips on how to deter coyotes and rats (Yorkregion.com)

 

As York leaves lockdown, Markham’s mayor calls for stricter measures -- but York’s top doctor says no for now (Thestar.com)

 

GTA News

 

'Extra-large' vaccination site to open in Peel region next month (CBC.ca)

 

What can cities learn from Kingston’s COVID-19 response? A lot, it turns out (Yorkregion.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Launches Education Campaign to Help Workplaces Reopen Safely (News.ontario.ca)

 

Stay-at-Home Order Extended in Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions Along with North Bay-Parry Sound (News.ontario.ca)

 

Ontario Administers over Half a Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines (News.ontario.ca)

 

Federal News

 

Federal government extending Canadians' access to pandemic benefits (CBC.ca)

 

Canadian libraries increasingly scrapping late fees to boost access to services (CBC.ca)

 

Trudeau to announce process of selecting governor general in coming days (CBC.ca)