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June 16
Vaughan News

SmartCentres Place ‘truly exceptional': SmartREIT CEO (

GTA News

Brampton council delays vote on ‘anti-media’ motion (

Parking enforcement officer takes to Twitter — and two wheels — to zap bike lane invaders (

To help prepare for catastrophe, Toronto hires a ‘chief resilience officer’ (

Norm Kelly deletes tweet showing young persons, two days after police say photos can’t be published (

Toronto wants you to drive an electric car — but only on its terms (




Provincial News



Federal News

Edmonton pitches tougher rules for Uber, TappCar (

Victoria mayor wants people to open their homes to homeless to ease housing crisis (

Trudeau rejects call for 5% tax on broadband Internet services (
June 15
Vaughan News

Do you know what to do in a highrise fire? (

Vaughan ethics probe says Di Biase acted ‘improperly’ in land deal (

Vaughan firefighter named public hero for giving back to community (

Rise of the machines: Canadian retailers on 'cusp' of using more robotics (

University of Guelph setting up lab to research Lyme disease with $1.4M donation

York Region News

York Region's YRT/Viva scrapping paper tickets, 2-zone fares (

Mayor touts Green Markham at annual business lunch (

Markham's road to ruin? Main Street ripped up twice in 4 years (

York Downs traffic crush coming when development completed (

GTA News

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with digital solutions (

Toronto city council mulls banning ‘exotic’ animals, birds (

Provincial News

Ontario looks at hydrogen-powered trains for GO Transit (

Federal News

Councillors not backing down on decision to relax tender rules (

Emerald ash borer could decimate Mount Royal trees, Projet Montréal says (

Ottawa in line for billions in ‘fiscal gravy’ as economy perks up (
June 14
Vaughan News

Vaughan Mayor's Gala raises $700K for local non-profit groups (

Former Vaughan councillor Di Biase used influence to help developer: report (

It could be 2018 before fate of 400-series highway through Vaughan is known (

uReport: King, Vaughan dignitaries celebrate Italian Heritage Month (

York Region News

16 per cent of York Region employers plan to hire, 3 per cent will cut: survey (

Markham to be home to new York U campus (

Make Markham's absentee landlords cut their grass, councillor says (

Heritage designation for 'trading tree' at root of ClearWater project (

$7M pitch for West Park rebuild not exactly a home run for user groups (

Building permits up 400% in East Gwillimbury in 2016 (

GTA News

Former councillor David Soknacki seeks council appointment for Scarborough East (

Toronto hookah ban upheld by appeal court (

Provincial News

Millennials put housing issues high on political agenda (

Federal News

Beaconsfield to participate in a pilot project to fight the spread of the emerald ash borer (

Uber sheds officials, faces major changes (

Vacant skyscrapers are an ‘albatross’ that Canada’s oil capital can’t shake off too soon (
June 13
Vaughan News

Vaughan seeking applicants to fill former councillor Michael Di Biase's seat (

Overnight fire in Vaughan bakery being considered 'suspicious' ( and

Hamilton Coun. Matthew Green wants ban on former politicians from lobbying officials (

Barrie commuter snapshot revealed at GO announcement (

Should Local Investors Be Worried? (

York Region News

Rash of crane-climbers prompts York Region police to issue warning (

Toronto home sales decline continues into June (

GTA News

Raw, partially treated sewage dumped in Lake Ontario by city during heavy rain fall (

Brampton residents, councillors demand police probe into secret $1.25M staff fund (

Toronto Community Housing short $402M for next year’s budget: city staff (

Food trucks play musical chairs as numbers surge in Toronto (

Provincial News

Dallas’s mayor assures Ontario premier Wynne that he opposes Texas’ Buy American law (

Taxpayers federation protests giant rubber duck, calls it a ‘waste of taxpayer money’ (

Ontario offers public servants 7.5% raises, union links ‘unprecedented’ move to 2018 election (
June 12
Vaughan News

Hwy. 427 extension through Vaughan will require 11 road closures (

Making it Easier for Electric Vehicle Owners to Charge Up in Vaughan (

Community wins battle against Thornhill highrise (

CaGBC announces 2017 leadership award winners (

SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Transit City Condos in SmartCentres Place Substantially Sold Out (

York Region News

Markham York University campus gets $127M from Ontario government (

Georgina fire chief named Chief of Year says safety 'team effort' (

Cut long grass or Markham will fine you $447 plus cost to do it (

Former Glenway Golf Course lands donated to Newmarket for green space (

GTA News

Toronto eyes plan to crack down on Airbnb-style rentals (

Battle brews over conflicting plans for rail deck park (

Beleaguered cab industry urging councillors to rethink issuance of taxi plates (

What housing crisis? Uber-luxury properties sizzle in cooler market (

Canadian housing starts slip in hot markets of Toronto, Vancouver (

Provincial News

Behind the scenes of the extreme makeover at the Peterborough Public Library with construction due for completion in October (

Ontario’s new hire wants to make government services more user-friendly (

Pay hikes for Ontario public sector execs to require ministerial approval (

Federal News

Fort McMurray wildfire report cites communications breakdown (

Old ash trees get new life as public art installation in Saint-Henri (