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July 24
Vaughan News

Portion of Keele closed for watermain break (

York Region News

Municipal councils defend reduced summer workloads (

Proposed indemnification bylaw a starting point, input welcome, Georgina mayor says (

Markham audit committee rejects application against Ho, Shore (

Thornhill MPP Martow blasts Obama’s deal with Iran at demonstration (

GTA News

Toronto Mayor John Tory won’t rule out possible Olympic bid (

Tory satisfied with federal NDP SmartTrack pledge (

Taxi, limo drivers launch $400M class-action lawsuit against UberX, UberXL (

Uber expanding to southwest Ontario, offering four free rides until Sunday (

Time for Torontonians and their governments to get serious about streetcars (

Looks to me like the subway game was rigged (

Provincial News

Ottawa’s funding announcement for Tory riding blindsides Ontario (

Province hit with hundreds of privacy-breach complaints (

Federal News

Harper, Wall to call for abolition of Senate on Friday: report (

Justin Trudeau shuts down NDP MP’s coalition suggestion: ‘Out of the question’ (

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair tries to win over Ontario (
July 23
Vaughan News

House in Thornhill HCD approved (NRU)

York Region News

New York Region Transit/Viva facility represents boost to quality of life: politicians (

Richmond Hill councillor faces allegations he abused staffer (

GTA News

Tory, Wynne dig in on Scarborough subway despite money and ridership concerns (

Tolls coming to HOV lanes, Wynne warns (

Paying for growth: Halton demands DCA changes (NRU)

Representation Review: Durham Region Council (NRU)

Provincial News

Ontario government’s reckless spending would win gold in race to the bottom (

Conservation Toolbox: Province reviews legislation (NRU)

OMB Mediation: Demand on the Rise (NRU)

Planning for climate change (NRU)

Federal News

End of door-to-door service should just be the start for Canada Post: Report (

World mayors at Vatican: Climate change is real, man-made and must be contained (

Edmonton city staff hand back national traffic safety award after bike lanes that contributed to win get removed (

Record levels of home building in Canada raises new red flags (

Economic woes sow doubt about Conservative pledge to avoid deficit (

NDP open to forming government with Liberals to topple Tories, prominent New Democrat says (

Feds can’t avoid $1-billion deficit, budget officer says (
July 22
GTA News

Toronto parking app against bylaws, city says (

Toronto seeks local musicians to serenade residents on hold (

Toronto stuck with governments that think local when many major problems are regional (

Heritage-district notion splits Lawrence Park West (

Driving tests cancelled due to Pan Am Games traffic worries (

Uber says drivers are expected to collect HST (

TTC's Leslie tracks off the rails again (

UPX should let us all ride the rails in style (

NDP’s Thomas Mulcair hints at Olivia Chow comeback (

Federal News

Federal infrastructure fund starts backing projects only two months after program announced (

City engineers to recommend removal of Vancouver’s two viaducts (

Residents ‘love’ marijuana plants sprouting on Vancouver traffic circles but police not amused (
July 21
Vaughan News

Thornhill youths start unique summer ventures (

Developer guarantees end to Vaughan rubble dispute (

RFQ issued for Highway 427 expansion project (

Toronto FC II Can't Buy a Goal against Saint Louis FC (

York Region News

Stouffville mayor's election expenses won't be audited (

GTA News

Brampton mayor’s LRT plan woefully short of riders (

Unknown cost overruns caused by York University Pan Am stadium delays (

Pedestrian tunnel to Toronto’s island airport set to open on July 30 (

Emerald ash borer traps set up in Bracebridge (

Provincial News

Town council wants trucks out of Bolton core (

Federal News

Feds give funding to control pests (

Scientists try to fight off emerald ash borer using fungus traps (

Uber’s advocacy strategy, scrappy lobbying and rapid growth (

‘Christmas in July’ benefits to net Ottawa $340 million in taxes (
July 20
Vaughan News

RFP issued to 3 bidders on Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project (

Highway 407 Station Construction News (

Vaughan helping residents beat expected heat (

New Vaughan street to be named after hockey humanitarian (

Thousands mark Eid at Muslim centre in Vaughan (

Three more Pan Am medals for Vaughan, Richmond Hill gymnasts (

TFC II Look for First Win in Vaughan Saturday (

Universal Child Care Benefit: Top 20 ridings that are likely to receive the most money (

York Region News

Should you be able to park any vehicle in your driveway? (

Deal with developer will cost 110 seniors their homes (

GTA News

Why do downtown councillors get all the online attention? (

Chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’ (

Provincial News

Province vowing to fix laws governing towns, cities (

Emerald ash borer target of new Thunder Bay awareness campaign (

Federal News

Premiers reach ‘aspirational’ deal on national energy strategy (

Timing of election call will affect parties’ campaign spending (

Canadian cities facing tough decisions over taxi-permit system (

The losing game of publicly financed sports venues (