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June 30
Vaughan News

COLUMN: Honouring our nation - the true north, strong and free (

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday close to home (Vaughan Citizen and Thornhill Liberal)

LISTEN: what’s trending - Canada Day (104.5 CHUM FM)

Vaughan Urban Design Awards Return for 2017 (

Father-and-son team to set forth on round-the-world helicopter flight July 1 ( and

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at pledges $2M for future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital (

Stay safe over Canada Day weekend with these fire prevention tips (

Where to go and things to do on Canada Day (Toronto Star)

UPDATE: Residents suggest exploded Woodbridge Cafe a gambling den (

Explosion at Vaughan cafe causes partial building collapse (

Man in custody after 'suspicious' explosion at Vaughan cafe (

Woodbridge cafe partially collapses after explosion; man arrested (

York Region News

York Region Matters newsletter launches to keep residents in the loop (

GTA News

Toronto council to debate climate change action plan amid mounting flood costs (

TTC gets mock award for ‘least funded’ transit system (

Torontonians are reading more, library says (

Toronto's condos are bursting with babies - and the city needs to accommodate them: report (

Controversial Etobicoke concrete plant may be moving to the east end (

Provincial News

Province to fund community hubs program (

Ajax declares itself a sanctuary city (

Federal News

From suspicion to pride: Canada's beloved loonie turns 30 (

Ottawa proposes new rules for resource companies (

Canada is not about ‘bricks and mortar,’ Trudeau tells critics of Canada 150 choices (
June 29
Vaughan News

Di Biase replacement named as dozens vie for Vaughan council seat (Toronto Star and

Evidence thin for approval of Vaughan GO station (Toronto Star, and

Vaughan council chooses Sunder Singh to replace ex-councillor Di Biase (

Vaughan integrity commissioner will also oversee new lobbyist registry (

Filling the seat: candidates’ line up for council (NRU)

Vaughan design review panel agenda (NRU)

Everything you need to know about Canada Day 2017 in the GTA ( and

Police investigating 'suspicious' explosion at cafe in Woodbridge (CP24 and

York Region News

Blacklegged ticks found in Whitchurch-Stouffville, King (

Georgina home to giant slip and slide for Canada Day (

Integrating heritage: Mississauga road development (NRU)

Richmond Hill intensification: towers to townhouses (NRU)

A town divided: controversial hybrid ward system proposed (NRU)

GTA News

Toronto waterfront to undergo $1.185-billion flood-protection makeover (

The Archer is a symbol of Toronto’s evolution - and it shouldn’t be moved (

Downtown baby boom sparks new kind of traffic jam (

City council to vote on $60B climate change plan, but who will pick up the tab? (

Toronto Islands flood damage could hit nearly $5M, city finds (

Metrolinx is reviewing its privacy policy, and you'll have a chance to weigh in (

Provincial News

Ontario proposes banning real estate agents from representing seller and buyer (

Selling off Hydro One is Wynne’s biggest blunder as premier (

Federal News

Improving Canadians’ income mobility is the next big policy challenge (

Task force report puts ‘material risks’ of climate change in focus (

Canada 150 protesters erect teepee on Parliament Hill (
June 28
Vaughan News

City of Vaughan appoints Lobbyist Registrar (

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre breaks ground on SmartCentres expansion (

Council slated to choose former councillor Di Biase's replacement Wednesday (

Woodbridge entrepreneurs' startup aims to disrupt fast fashion industry (

Company that builds electrical transformers in Vaughan transforms refugees' lives (

GTA News

Union Pearson Express looks unlikely to break even (

What does Toronto's development future hold? (

Toronto's newest bike sharing program loosens the rules for riders (

Friends of Berczy Park 'disappointed' with damage to new dog sculptures (

Toronto Parking Authority nixes pricey land purchase, but councillors still concerned (

Presto’s TTC installation to cost $385 million (

No, lower speed limits don’t kill people. That’s crazy (

Provincial News

Ontario government considers review of preferential condo sales (

Ontario ombudsman investigates cases where drivers miss notice of licence suspension (

Federal News

How Trudeau lost his way on electoral reform (

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over - for now (

Foonie? As loonie turns 30, it's time to think of a name for a $5 coin (

Feds accept new info on planned nuclear-waste bunker near Lake Huron (
June 27
Vaughan News

Iafrate wins provincial Liberal nomination for new King-Vaughan riding (

Italian Day, Craft Market cooks up wonderful tastes (

Lanes to be added to sections of Highway 400 (

York Region News

Markham GO Train will blast 11 p.m. horn after pleas denied (

Construction forces road closures in Richmond Hill (

GTA News

TTC named best public transit agency in North America (

New Toronto park at Ontario Place is a sign of hope in a sea of dreck (

Toronto still can’t decide if it likes the ROM Crystal (

Fare hike coming for GO Transit, Union Pearson Express (

The trials and tribulations of Toronto’s street trees (

Bearing witness to Toronto’s hidden Indigenous history (

Provincial News

Ontario to ban ticket-buying ‘bots’, cap markups in scalping crackdown (

Volunteers in two Ottawa PC riding associations quit en masse (

Province launches new program that recognizes age-friendly communities (

Federal News

Liberals launch counter-radicalization centre but special adviser to be appointed later (

Bank of Canada official’s private speech raises questions of access (
June 26
Vaughan News

56 people vying to replace former Vaughan councillor Michael Di Biase (

Ribfest right for Thornhill community? (

Construction breaks ground on Diamond Schmitt’s PwC-YMCA Tower in Vaughan (

Home Sellers Current Situation Due to Cooling of Toronto’s Housing Market (

Part of Highway 400 in York to be widened to 8 lanes (

York Region Pickers: Plenty of free treasure (

Vaughan woman puts silver lining on family's tribulations (

York Region News

'Every immigrant parent wants to do best, but what is best?' (

GTA News

Inside job: How a murky system of preferential access skews new condo sales (

Toronto survey indicates broad support for bicycle lanes (

Brampton searching for new vision after hire of urban planner (

Toronto faces Catch-22 with impending Seaton House closure (

John Tory says residency is an issue in Ward 44 appointment battle (

Federal funding shuffle casts doubt on Sheppard LRT (

Coming soon to a mall near you: condos and office space (

Provincial News

Rents in Ontario can be hiked 1.8 per cent in 2018 under new guidelines (

Ontario needs innovative skills and apprenticeship training: Study (

Durham to host 2019 Ontario Parasport Games (

Federal News

Transmission of harm reduction info a point of contention in anticipated vaping bill (

Poll suggests ‘northern populism’ brewing in Canada (

Justin Trudeau's approval ratings down since last summer recess: polls (