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June 23
Vaughan News

All aboard! Vaughan launches contest for VIP preview ride on new subway line (

Transportation minister gave ‘input’ on controversial GO station in his riding (

Weather, topography challenges for Vaughan pipeline (

Be among first to ride the subway in Vaughan (

UT Forum: City of Vaughan Launches Information Portal, Contest (

Canada 150 celebrations mark milestone all year (

GTA News

Drone Delivery Canada and Region of Peel Partner on AED by Drone Delivery Program (

Safe Streets Act to be challenged in court (

Toronto Reference Library gets in on vinyl craze, buys 100 records (

Appointment for vacant Scarborough council seat seen to pit David Soknacki against Mayor John Tory (

Dog owners who flout off-leash rules are dangerous (

Toronto's housing market: Taking a breather or set for a market correction? (

Proposed megaproject at Bloor-Dundas aims to build ‘urban neighbourhood’ (

Provincial News

Remainder of Ontario hydro bill cuts set for July 1 (

Ontario Liberals embed 2019 minimum wage hike in new law (

Metrolinx beefs up penalties in vehicle contract with Alstom in wake of Bombardier dispute (

Federal News

MPs on summer break will return to a different Parliament this fall (
June 22
Vaughan News

A stretch of Highway 400 will be widened to 8 lanes in York Region (

Woodbridge mid-rise apartment proposed (NRU)

Refusal recommended for Thornhill townhouses (NRU)

Approval recommended for Vaughan Centre towers (NRU)

Mississauga selects new Integrity Commissioner (

York Region News

Stouffville hires fifth CAO in three years (

Markham struggles with secondary suites - Considering affordable units (NRU)

East Gwillimbury votes to add two councillors, go to hybrid ward system (

GTA News

Brampton council votes for police probe into secret $1.25M staff fund (

Toronto councillor seeks answers on fire safety transparency (

Proposed Airbnb regulations pretty much get it right (

Oshawa holds consultations on regulating ride sharing companies like Uber (

What’s bringing bears to the city? (

Construction starts on $2-billion Bay St. bus terminal and office complex (

Provincial News

GO Hub and Transit Station Study - Connecting Niagara (NRU)

OMB approves settlement - Scugog golf course infil (NRU)

Electric car subsidies in Ontario and Quebec costly and inefficient: report (

Federal News

Spy bill allows government security agency to collect ‘publicly available’ info on Canadians (

Federal rail safety bill would set “strict criteria” on how locomotive voice and video recorder data could be used (

Calgary looks on as Airdrie takes on TNC to help fill transit gaps (

BC Liberals announce daycare policy to create 60,000 new child-care spaces (
June 21
Vaughan News

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Starting To Look Like It's a Thing (

Sale of Canadian golf courses to land development continues to trend (

Tracking Six Months of Work on Plaza's The Met in Vaughan (

Hospice Vaughan signs lease deal with TRCA for land on Islington Avenue (

Sixth Annual Moonlight Gala Most Successful to Date for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (

Agriculture, arts and athletes: A look back at Thornhill's history (

Boomtown: A look back at Woodbridge 150 years ago (

Common sense is key in keeping backyard chickens (

York Region News

Markham gives nod to secondary suites as staff studies issue (

GTA News

The ‘Indigenization’ of Toronto city hall (

Toronto Hydro, Ryerson launch pilot project to store energy in pole-mounted compact box (

Mayor John Tory pushes support for controversial Runnymede shelter in late-night debate (

Heartening to hear mayor provide leadership on shelters (

Union Station tenants owe city $10 million (

City auditor red-flags opioid prescriptions (

City keeping results of fire safety inspections secret (

Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say (

Provincial News

LCBO not exempt from labour reforms: Wynne (

Wynne says Ottawa providing 'clarity' on weed (

Federal News

Cities conference targets U.S. President Trump’s stance on climate change (

Senators amend budget bill to lift automatic tax hikes on alcohol (

Edmonton considers changing rules for Uber and other ride-sharing companies (
June 20
Vaughan News

Final ethics probe report on former Vaughan councillor Di Biase postponed (

Vaughan Pizzafest to be bigger, better than last year: organizers (

York Region News

Preliminary work to begin on Yonge North subway extension (

It’s not all bad news for day schools in York Region (

GTA News

Laneway suites could open up new Toronto housing possibilities: report (

Toronto to move forward with proposed rules on Airbnb-style rentals (

Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say (

Provincial News

Ontario's high-speed rail plan not so far-fetched this time: Hume (

Federal News

Bylaw changes look to clarify Edmonton's vehicle-for-hire industry (

Uber to launch in city by fall (

New bill would boost information watchdog’s powers, reshape Access to Information Act (
June 19
Vaughan News

Secret Metrolinx report raises questions about approval of new GO stations (

A place for everyone and their dog (

York Region News

Yonge subway extension to Richmond Hill gets $36M federal boost (

Put a sock in Markham 11 p.m. train horns, outraged citizens say (

GTA News

Gender, racial diversity part of city’s tech push (

Toronto and the dilemma that is public art (

Big, teeming, modern cities like Toronto are enjoying a golden moment (

Drop in Toronto-area home sales weigh on national volume (

Toronto's AirBnB regulations should be stricter: Coalition (

Inside the struggle to finance Toronto’s tallest condo tower (

A Toronto park aims to honour the doctor who gave Irish migrants compassion in a cruel summer (

Provincial News

Canada Day: be alert, not alarmed, say police (

Ontario’s proposed ban on doctors' notes gets healthy reception (

Adult literacy gets $185 million funding boost from province (

Daycare gets $435 million boost (

Ontario construction bill seen as ‘critical’ for industry (

Federal News

Upcoming Liberal bills to reform Access to Information, national security measures (

Feds to launch gender-based violence strategy (

Morneau wants provinces to keep taxes on legalized marijuana low (

Uber turmoil could mark a turning point for the tech sector (