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May 19
Vaughan News

Vaughan Deputy Mayor Di Biase resigns following sexual harassment findings (

Vaughan deputy mayor resigns amidst sexual harassment probe (Toronto Star and

Vaughan deputy mayor resigns in midst of sexual assault and harassment scandal (,

Vaughan deputy mayor Michael Di Biase, accused of sexually harassing city worker, resigns (,

Vaughan deputy mayor Di Biase resigns in wake of sex harassment investigation (,

Vaughan deputy mayor Di Biase resigns over sexual assault allegations (,

Vaughan deputy mayor resigns amid scandal (

Vaughan deputy mayor sexually harassed city worker, integrity commissioner says (

Smart transit, smart homes (The Globe and Mail and

Vaughan marking National Public Works Week with community event (

Recyclers rejoice: Vaughan launches curbside giveaway weekends (

What's open, closed in York Region on Victoria Day 2017 (

York Region politicians gain John Tory co-operation (

York Region News

Replacing OMB with development tribunal empowers communities: groups (

Markham tree-cutting woman pleads guilty, fined $4,500 (

GTA News

Plan to fix 'horrible' King Street gets mixed reviews from community (

Anti-sprawl plan for GTA and beyond gets an update (

Toronto couple wins case to avoid paying neighbourhood levy (

Provincial News

Premier Wynne expected to announce high-speed rail line (

Ontario to cut red tape in broad strategy to help small businesses (

Federal News

Modernization of transportation law would improve rail service: Garneau (

Bill to make it easier to create safe injection sites becomes law (
May 18
York Region News

How York Region became a larger tech hub than Kitchener-Waterloo (

Markham’s unique recycling program diverts textile waste from landfill (

Taxing buildings: eliminating vacancy rebate (NRU)

GTA News

CNE to end free fare for people with disabilities in 2018 (

TTC’s chief customer officer stepping down (

Will Toronto's entire Sunshine Valley neighbourhood get heritage status? (

Toronto's glass condos are burning thermal holes in the sky (

Commercial rents in Toronto could soar as much as 50% in the next three years as market tightens (

Anonymous parks: what’s in a name? (NRU)

Provincial News

Ontario Investing in More Than 450 New Affordable Housing Units in Toronto (

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Help Homebuyers and Seniors (

Ontario opens first ever electric vehicle education centre in Toronto (

OMB no more: proposed changes to tribunal (NRU)

Ontario passes new resource management legislation (NRU)

Federal News

Trudeau attends Microsoft summit to promote Canadian tech, lure foreign investment (
May 17
Vaughan News

TD Christian student's short wins $2K prize at Vaughan film festival (

Developers offer insights into GTA condo trends (

Pregnant Ontario woman calls for expectant mother parking spaces at GO stations (

Zoning, development guidelines get approval (

York Region News

LSRCA setting tree planting records in 2017 (

GTA News

Tory backtracks on relief line threat, joins forces with York Region mayors (

Toronto flushes plan for stormwater fee (

OMB reform praised as ‘bold’ boon to local democracy (

Ontario Municipal Board reforms will stifle new housing: developers (

Councillors urged to spare city’s vulnerable from effects of budget freeze (

King St. streetcar plan is a cautious first step with room to grow (

Toronto smart city revolution requires partnerships (

City of Toronto announces first-ever Chief Transformation Officer (

Provincial News

Ontario's Proposed Changes to the Land Use Planning Appeal System (

Ontario invests $9-bil in hospital infrastructure (

Majority support Ontario’s basic income plan, but many find $17,000 not enough: poll (

Misconduct alleged in Ontario PC nomination battle (

Federal News

Senators discuss removal of infrastructure bank from omnibus budget bill (
May 16
Vaughan News

Future Proofing Canadian Cities (

Campaign for fifth Vaughan councillor at York Region council doomed? (

York Region News

Richmond Hill councillors divided over loss of town planner (

GTA News

How to avoid the next St. James Town (

Chill out, TTC says, we’re dealing with ‘hot cars’ (

City staff on ‘notice,’ Tory says amid bid-rigging probe (

Toronto Public Library expanding program that lends out wireless internet (

Telecoms should unlock FM radio on smartphones, city councillor says (

City of Toronto decides to spray insecticide to fight Gypsy Moth (

In Sanitizing Toronto of its Grit, Are We Washing Away its Character? (

Congestion fee coming to Toronto? (

Provincial News

Province plans to overhaul OMB and give more power to cities and citizens (

The elephant in the classroom amid school closings (

Helping People in Ontario Get Active (

NDP, PCs to vote against bill that paves the way for 25% hydro rate cut (

Businesses warn against major Ontario labour law changes (

Federal News

Cabinet to have final word on infrastructure bank projects: Morneau (

Trudeau recuses himself from appointment of new ethics commissioner (

Canada’s defence plan delayed until next month (
May 15
Vaughan News

New pilot program aims to teach Vaughan students about waste reduction (

CN locomotive derails in GTA yard, spilling powdered acid (

York Region News

King residents slam 'vertical trailer park' proposal on Keele Street (

Sewage plant technology hailed as most advanced in Canada (

Georgina Island residents raise concerns over proposed sewage plant (

GTA News

Making the streetcar king (

Toronto’s hopes and dreams are choking on red tape (

Senior managers ‘no longer’ working for city amid bid-rigging allegations (

TORONTO sign gets facelift - and raccoons (

Provincial News

Ontario health ministry on high alert amid global cyberattack (

Data suggests elevators in Ontario are proving increasingly dangerous (

Majority of Ontarians support expanded rent control: Poll (

Northern Ontario cities try to 'sell' themselves as best place to put Ring of Fire smelter (

Innisfil first spot in Canada to partner with Uber - but is it a substitute for public transit? (

Ontario to consider boosting minimum wage to $15, increasing paid sick days (

Ontario activates financial assistance program for flood victims (

Settlement to cost Ontario’s municipal taxpayers millions as gravel pits get huge tax break (

OMB challenges to be barred within 500 metres of transit stations (

Federal News

'It has the potential to kill all of the ash trees in the city': Winnipeg prepares for emerald ash borer (

Montreal neighbourhoods begin massive cleanup after historic floods (

Provinces overwhelmed by pot law rollout but New Brunswick takes the high road (

Global cyberattack could get worse, experts say (