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Jan. 22
York Region News

Afternoon rush hour times worsen in York Region: study (

Hospitals to offer cheaper parking fees (

Newmarket approves 2.99% property tax hike (

Aurora council urged to think big on cultural precinct (

East Gwillimbury council approves step toward Vince's Market expansion (

GTA News

TTC asks council to bail out Spadina subway extension (

Tough questions ahead on cost, design of Scarborough transit (

With the Gardiner Expressway, everything new is old again (

Last decade’s transit plans are coming together (

Future of new sports field at Toronto high school under threat (

Provincial News

Ontario still on board with $1.5B for Scarborough transit (

Sudbury residents sound off on transportation network companies like Uber (

Federal News

Edmonton should deregulate fares to help taxis compete with Uber: city officials (

Taxis, Uber respond to proposed bylaw released by the City (

B.C. rejects Uber request to revise licensing regulations (

Uber playbook: Why the ride-sharing app will be coming soon to a city near you (

Cities can use stimulus cash for repairs, Ottawa confirms (

Liberals’ tax changes to cost $100M more than expected, watchdog says (

Medical pot growers lobby Ottawa to shut down pot dispensaries (
Jan. 21
Vaughan News

2016 operating and capital budgets - Planning Vaughan (NRU)

The festival above Toronto: Vaughan filmmakers put spotlight on short films (

Residents weigh in on redevelopment of Thornhill plaza (

York Region News

Brace yourself Richmond Hill residents: higher taxes may be on way (

York Region Water/Wastewater Master Plan review - Supply alternatives (NRU)

Councillor suggests recycling bags for Stouffville (

GTA News

Toronto transit union head says Mayor Tory is wrong on Uber (

Parents’ dangerous driving at drop-off areas puts students at risk, study finds (

New Scarborough transit plan ‘buys peace in the land’ (

Scarborough transit rethink a lesson for all of us (

Provincial News

OMB jurisdiction questioned - Municipal discontent (NRU)

Ontario not facing ‘debt wall,’ says study of province’s fiscal health (

Federal News

We’re No. 2! Canada ranked second best country in world (

Trudeau appoints Michael Wernick new clerk of the Privy Council (

Canada’s national fabric is paying price for depletion of journalistic resources (

Six factors in the Bank of Canada’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged (

Vancouver mayor calls for taxi regulation update to allow ride-sharing (

Housing affordability crisis could prompt closure of Vancouver schools (

Trudeau promotes ‘diversity, resilience’ (

Nenshi reacts to Trudeau's 'resourcefulness' comments at World Economic Forum (
Jan. 20
York Region News

Stouffville residents have say ahead of new garbage contract (

Markham gets hosed on U.S. exchange rate buying fire equipment (

Meet King Township's mayor, councillors at local library branches (

GTA News

Uber and taxis compete for every rider - including, finally, wheelchair users (

City has laid 120 charges against Uber since October (

Caledon mayor accused of conflict of interest over $600,000 loan (

Toronto city staff likely to recommend $1-billion Gardiner replacement (

Next steps on SmartTrack are crucial - obviously (

Mayor ready to scrap heavy rail spur line (

Inspection blitz finds three-quarters of bosses breaking law (

Provincial News

Ottawa joins provinces and territories in bulk-buying drug alliance (

Federal News

Ride-sharing services ‘inevitable’ in B.C., Transportation Minister says (

Tough economic times scuttle project to mark Canada’s 150th birthday (

A steady economic hand but a shaky foreign grip for Trudeau (

Report recommends Ottawa set up new fund for northern infrastructure (
Jan. 19
Vaughan News

Toronto’s Spadina subway extension $400M over-budget (

York Region News

Cats find a home in Markham community centre (

GTA News

Mayor Tory eyes reserve funds to balance Toronto budget (

Toronto needs a grown-up discussion about its finances (

Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership (

Real estate board predicts ‘policy ceiling’ will curb Toronto homes prices (

Provincial News

Sudbury considers impact of Uber (

Regulate ride-sharing services, Region tells province (

Daycare legislation threatens to nix day camp for tots (

Hospitals worried about parking freeze impact (

Ontario’s proposed pension plan is just a notion with major holes (

Ontario doesn't think health funding formula needs changing for aging population (

Federal News

Planners for new hospital near Downtown Eastside focus on integration (

Why Canadian medicare badly lags most countries (

Budget will be tailored to meet economic bad news, Liberals say (

Trudeau stands by infrastructure spending as solution to Canada’s economic woes (
Jan. 18
Vaughan News

Toronto-York Spadina subway extension $400M over budget (

Thornhill residents call 12-storey condo project ‘ridiculous’ (

African hunting show goes on in Vaughan despite venue changes, protests (

Animal rights activists protest outside Vaughan trophy hunting show (

York Region News

York Region could be on hook for another $160 million for Spadina subway extension (

East Gwillimbury councillors set priorities for 2016 (

GTA News

Spadina subway extension could cost an additional $400 million (

Spadina subway extension a classic Toronto transit screwup (

Councillor David Shiner questions garbage truck spending, savings (

John Tory's 2016 Toronto budget plan to be revealed Monday (

Substantial SmartTrack changes popular with city councillors (

Where Uber is headed (

Provincial News

Regional council passes motion on Uber (

Ontario economy posts modest third-quarter growth boosted by lag in loonie (

Ontario moves forward with provincial pension plan (

Federal News

Liberals consider picking up more of the tab for infrastructure projects (

Municipalities not spending enough to maintain infrastructure: review (