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Feb. 24
Vaughan News

Vaughan outpacing Ontario and Canada in economic growth (

OMB must be reined in now (Toronto Star)

Wonderful Winterfest! (Vaughan Citizen and Thornhill Liberal)

Lyme sufferers devastated by government’s action plan (Vaughan Citizen and Thornhill Liberal)

Urban parks bring us together (

York Region events: 7 things to do this weekend - Feb. 24 to 26 (

GTAA wants to monitor airplane noise with device set up in Oakville's Glenashton Park (

York Region News

United Way of Toronto and York Region investing 'record' $87 million (

Learn to grow veggies at York Region Food Network’s Seedy Saturday (

GTA News

$113 million slated for three York U projects (

Bike lanes on Bloor St. have increased driving time and boosted number of cyclists (

Metrolinx apologizes for office poll calling TTC a ‘cesspool’ (

Provincial News

Ontario subsidies for electric vehicles under fire after minister’s staffer leaves to work for Tesla (

Ontario’s ban on disconnecting hydro customers in place until end of April (

Province to shut down Ontario Tire Stewardship by 2018 (

Ontario government proposes new anti-human trafficking legislation (

Federal News

‘Ford Nation’ support for Conservative leadership split three ways, Doug Ford says (

Public-service unions urge creation of $75-million Phoenix contingency fund (

Climate-change policies add $1-billion to Alberta expenses (

CRA expects to track down $400-million in tax crackdown (

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has run out of money so more help for the middle class will have to wait (

High fees blamed for sharp decrease in Canadian citizenship applications (
Feb. 23
Vaughan News

Earth Hour Vaughan committee seeks green heroes to honour at annual event (

Philips Joins the Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) Mission to Develop Disruptive Innovations and Solutions That Improve Patient Care (

Pond and park: Vaughan signature amenity (NRU)

City of Vaughan Design Review Panel Agenda (NRU)

Fare Integration: Options 2 & 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems (

York Region News

United Way Toronto and York Region announces $87 million investment (

Enthusiastic leader helps diverse communities in York, Simcoe (

Federal grant gives Stouffville enough to buy mobile washroom trailer (

Density clash: redevelopment in Richmond Hill (NRU)

Avoiding silos: Georgina ward boundary review (NRU)

GTA News

Planning power and politics: as the Ontario Municipal Board faces reform, the Star investigates who’s calling the shots, how they got there, and developers’ influence over the province (

Bombardier opens doors to reveal factory building Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx (

Tree at centre of neighbour dispute near High Park won't be cut (

Illegal Toronto dispensary challenges Ottawa over medical marijuana laws (

Provincial News

Living wage for Durham region pegged at $17 an hour (

Building resiliency: Burlington community energy (NRU)

Ontario speeds through bill to ban winter disconnections for non-payment of hydro bills (

Federal News

Five byelections won’t be a test of Trudeau but do mark end of an era (

Animal care officers find stray chicken wandering Edmonton’s streets (

Liberals facing calls to create children’s commissioner, follow through on campaign promise (

Angry Fredericton shoveller chases snowplow after driveway filled in (

Lobbying commissioner probing fundraiser hosted by Apotex chair: Democracy Watch (

Climate change doubles size of northern lakes, pushes bison off habitat (
Feb. 22
Vaughan News

Vaughan launches camp to attract teen girls to a career in firefighting (

What kind of apartment can you get in Toronto for under $1,000? (

Assante partners with the McMichael in celebration of Canadian art (

York Region News

Seniors 'have to move out' of unaffordable York Region, minister told (

York school board formally accepts Nancy Elgie’s resignation (

GTA News

TTC wants report on fares lost because of malfunctioning Presto readers (

Victoria college confident of deal with Toronto over millions of dollars in forgone property taxes (

Provincial News

Ontario’s Attorney General calls on federal counterpart to speed up justice system (

First female sergeant-at-arms takes up post in Ontario legislature (

Ontario’s budget deficit drops to $1.9B (

Ontario tells utilities to stop winter disconnections of hydro customers or it will ban practice (

Prominent Canadians share love letters to Ontario in 150 words (

Federal News

Quebec takes aim at foreign takeovers with new watchdog group (

Nova Scotia debates tolling to pay for twinned highways (

Liberals vote down Conservative anti-racism motion (

Justin Trudeau’s Hamburg speech hints at populist shift in Ottawa (
Feb. 21
Vaughan News

Mourners, admirers pay their respects to Vaughan's 'saint' (

School trustee fears he's being used as 'pawn' in vote to close school (

GTA grows but housing supply dwindles (

Toronto 'body rubber' advocates new laws for sale of sex (

Onward and upward: The province has opened the door to reforming the long-reviled Ontario Municipal Board. What is the best way forward? (

York Region News

Potential candidates question fairness of Markham-Thornhill Liberal nomination as Trudeau aide runs (

Georgina trustee Nancy Elgie, accused of racial slur, resigns (

It takes a town to support our businesses: Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe (

GTA News

Councillor James Pasternak’s misguided point about voluntary taxes (

Wake up Toronto and tackle transportation (

Taxpayer-funded transit report kept secret by city (

Toronto, Victoria University at odds over tax-free land (

Tory’s balancing act (

Rethinking King Street: Is Toronto ready to move forward? (

Chilly winter beach sculptures bring out “the soul of the city” (

Are new trash cans sturdier than the ones they replaced? The Fixer (

Contested development: Many question whether the Ontario Municipal Board should be allowed to continue wielding its unelected power over a city crunched for resources (

With urbanity denied in North York, what is Scarborough’s fate? (

Provincial News

Ontario’s lack of foreign-buyer data sparks concern about a Toronto housing crisis (

Hydro rates to dominate new legislative session (

Federal News

Two Tory MPs call on Ottawa to stop illegal Canada-US border crossings (

Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll (

Conservative leadership candidates reject Michael Chong’s carbon-tax proposal (

How the government is trying to save the ‘birthplace’ of Canada (