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Dec. 14

Vaughan News


Order of Vaughan recognizes sci-fi author, 3 other high-profile figures (


Cushioned by volunteers, Vaughan Food Bank to serve 500 families this Christmas (


Mayor determined to attract university (Vaughan Citizen, Thornhill Liberal)


Wayne Emmerson acclaimed as York Region Chair (Vaughan Citizen, Thornhill Liberal)


York Region News


Markham council votes to opt out of allowing cannabis stores within city (


Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor-elect Iain Lovatt ready to move forward (


'Goodwill of neighbours, friends, strangers' meant so much: Georgina student (


Aurora, Georgina, Newmarket will have 24-7 animal control services, come Jan. 1 (


GTA News


Toronto council approves allowing cannabis retail stores to operate in city (,,


Politics plays a role in Toronto city council ‘class photo’ -- but so does height (


Toronto council approves using 11 surplus properties for affordable housing (


Council agrees to talks with province about TTC subway upload (


Mississauga to remove Indigenous mascots, logos from arenas to settle Ontario human-rights complaint (


Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown announces departure of city’s top bureaucrat (


Provincial News


Cannabis stores to be phased in with a lottery for licences, Ford government says (,,


Federal News


Growth in federal spending should be tied to economic growth, Scheer says (


Ottawa to let cities, local groups apply directly to Health Canada for supervised drug consumption sites (


A look at Canada's new Senate building (

Dec. 13

York Region News


York school board asks province for more powers to deal with rogue trustees (


York Region chair, building for the future (NRU)


Thornhill residents concerned about major Promenade redevelopment (


GTA News


Burlington official plan, addressing non-conformity (NRU)


Mississauga council says no to cannabis shops (


Peel Region chair, growth and representation (NRU)


Hamilton design review panel agenda (NRU)


Residents seek more street lights on Green Lane in East Gwillimbury (


Pefferlaw Ice Pad opens for first season of skating under new roof (


Stouffville council reverses 'knee-jerk' decision to close roads (


‘Rock star’ Brad Ross leaves the TTC proud, personable (


Rejecting cannabis stores would cost Toronto millions, John Tory says (


Mayor John Tory praised and criticized over committee appointments that tilt toward suburbs (


On 100th anniversary, Torontonians salute ‘vision’ of Bloor St. viaduct’s builders (


Scarborough councillor says wards should be able to opt-out of having cannabis shops (


Mayor John Tory taps veteran allies for top council posts (


Pot stores on agenda at Toronto city council after two municipalities opt out (,,


Provincial News


Construction lien act, new payment regulations (NRU)


Ford government offers voluntary buyouts to public service employees (,


Ford aims to cut truck emissions with commercial Drive Clean push (

Dec. 12

York Region News

King Township firefighters' food bank drive a success (

'We look after our folks': Help support East Gwillimbury families in need (

Few choices left for day school parents in York Region (

York-Simcoe acclaimed NDP candidate undaunted by challenges ahead (

GTA News

Council powerless to stop provincial takeover of TTC subway system, confidential city report says (

Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre adds gender-neutral bathroom (,,,,

Artists, TTC edge toward agreement over how to display contentious subway art (

Veteran club operator looks to reopen Toronto’s Chinatown-based Victory Theatre (

Provincial News

Province pulls out of arbitration with Ontario Medical Association (

Federal News

Canada must move fast to regulate social media giants such as Facebook and Google, MPs say (,

First Nations coalition calls for rejection of Trudeau tanker ban, plans to file UN complaint (

Dec. 11

Vaughan News


Province reviewing plans for Vaughan's Kirby GO train station (


Vaughan St. John Bosco Catholic Elementary School student releases first single (


York Region News


Richmond Hill’s Dominic Mazzotta is York Catholic school board's new chair (


Proposed provincial law threatens York Region's environment, critics warn (


Inaugural Georgina council sets 'inclusive' tone for next term (


Newmarket wants to know if residents support cannabis retail stores (


Rogue Trustee Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey leaves York Region school board reeling (,


Richmond Hill hires new project manager to address climate change (


Schomberg kicks off holiday season with annual Main Street Christmas (


GTA News


6 Ridesharing Safety Tips From Peel Police (


Council should strike new transit funding agreement as part of upload talks, city manager says (


City of Toronto land transfer tax revenues miss target for first time (


Mayor John Tory says Toronto should have say over pot shops (


City staff want King St. pilot extended until July 31 (


Greenbelt not ‘open for business,’ Hamilton and Burlington mayors say (


Province kicks in $30 million for Massey Hall ‘revitalization’ project (


Real estate slowdown to cost Toronto nearly $100-million (


Provincial News


Tories’ Bill 66 would undermine clean-water protections that followed Walkerton tragedy, victims and advocates warn (


Equalization payments prompt criticism as Ontario becomes ‘have’ province (


Doug Ford and 7 Ontario mayors talk economy, services, priorities Monday (


Ontario’s deficit to rise to $12.3B this year: FAO report (


Federal News


Liberals move Trudeau fundraiser off Canadian Forces base (


Election reform bill passed in time for implementation in 2019 federal vote (

Dec. 10

Vaughan News

Traffic delays on Langstaff, east of Hwy. 400 in Vaughan following 2-vehicle collision (

Owners of Thornhill's Promenade Mall eye ‘major transformation’ of shopping centre (

Marking the Last Night of Hanukkah (

York Region News

Ways to spread holiday cheer in York Region this week (Dec. 9 to Dec. 15) (

The good ol' Hometown Hockey game continues in Aurora (

GTA News

A 51-storey condo tower proposed for densely populated St. James Town has residents concerned (

Mayor Tory’s office directed provincial transit agency on SmartTrack messaging (

Architect behind heritage building selling for $4.2 million may as well be called ‘the man who built the city’ (

Critics call for more transparency on Toronto’s Quayside project (


Transit union, Tory asks Ontario government to fix problems with Presto-card transition (,

Provincial News

Former minister Steven Del Duca: I wasn’t meddling, I was building transit (,

Tories’ Bill 66 would undermine clean-water protections that followed Walkerton tragedy, victims and advocates warn (

Ontario government’s proposed changes reduces employers’ obligation to pay overtime, critics say (

Critics say new Progressive Conservative bill will open Ontario Greenbelt up to development (

Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online (

Ontario joins provinces calling for equalization review after relinquishing have-not status (

Federal News

Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at UN climate change meeting but facing resistance (