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March 2

Vaughan News

Vaughan community members angered by mayor’s endorsement of Italian senate candidate (

Vaughan mayor faces code of conduct complaint over Italian senator endorsement (

What's going on here: More condos for Thornhill City Centre (

Bolton GO train still years away: Metrolinx (

Wynne sidesteps questions about former transportation minister pressuring Metrolinx over new stations (

York Region news

Courting Investors -- Region of York employment strategy (NRU)

Inclusion by Design -- Markham Officially Opens New Community Centre in April (NRU)

CONNECT: Why did Richmond Hill not use a local centre for data breach, and why did it take so long? (

GTA News

Industry Concerns -- City of Burlington Draft Official Plan (NRU)

Easing Burdens -- Municipal Class Environmental Review (NRU)

Rare visit by Wynne to Toronto city hall garners no new promises (

Toronto Public Library launches ‘On Civil Society’ series to help us get out of our social-media bubbles (  

Provincial News

Thunder Bay ramps up replacement of urban forest (

Metrolinx gave Presto users' personal info to police 30 times last year (

Workplace rights queries soar after minimum wage hike (

Ontario Liberals’ gender violence strategy gets $242 million boost (

Federal News

Status of Women gets ready to grow and change (

Nova Scotia introduces bill to dissolve school boards in education overhaul (

Across Canada, legal pot will force universities to change residence rules (


March 1

Vaughan News

Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest 2018 (

Vaughan Staff Raise More Than $80,000 For The Community (

City of Vaughan Celebrates The Lunar New Year ( and

Kids World Indoor Playground Grand Opening ( and

16th Annual Vaughan Business EXPO ( and

Art Meets Design Vaughan Juried exhibition ( and

Enjoy A Coffee With A Vaughan Firefighter ( and

MP Sorbara Host's National Seniors Forum ( and

Family Literacy Day ( and

Sip & Savour Ladies Night ( and

The 5th "our health & wellness" EXPO (

The Annual RBC Skate (

The Bridg Group of Companies 9th Annual Gala (

The 7th Annual "Giuliano's Journey" Fundraising Dinner (

Students Walking To School (

Councillor Tony Carella Annual Family Day Skate (

The 2018 Harmony Ball (

Networking with The Business Women's Network or YR (

Hwy. 427 expansion starting soon (

York Region News

Highrise apartments appear to be around corner on Green Lane (

Stouffville preparing to open new library April 16 (

New 4-way stop in Udora prompts some area residents to see red (

GTA News

Yonge St. bike lane vote at council will be a ‘referendum’ on city building (

Toronto’s Bentway will be a new platform for public art (

Tory calls Toronto’s pedestrian deaths a ‘crisis’ after 11-year-old hit, killed by vehicle (

'This is a non-starter': City slams province for passing the buck on affordable housing (

Provincial News

Provincial leaders gather to discuss — not debate — democracy (

Feb. 28

Vaughan News

Metrolinx Advancing New GO and SmartTrack Stations (

2 teens survive fall through ice on Vaughan pond (

Vaughan MPP defends Metrolinx case to back Kirby GO Transit station (

York Region News

Richmond Hill residents encouraged to get involved in Greening the Hill (

'Aurora needs a gymnasium now, not later': Coun. Tom Mrakas (

GTA News

What was behind the Metrolinx flip-flop on Park Lawn GO Station? (

Good quality of life ‘just a dream’ for too many Torontonians (

Toronto’s housing supply challenge and the growth plan paradox (

Toronto city-hall committee votes against REimagining Yonge proposal (

Federal News

Commercial-property deals expected to rise again in 2018 (

Liberals champion their values in 2018 budget aimed at long-term vision (

Budget vows new leave for two-parent families (

Federal budget 2018: Just what was said (

Feds put billions behind reconciliation (

Conservation trumps climate in budget (

Liberals vow to replace Phoenix pay system (,

With new fiscal room, feds opt to invest (

Liberals pitch $500 million cyber security plan (

Federal budget fails to provide real help to Canadian media, industry officials warn (

Winners, losers of 2018 federal budget (

Ottawa hikes tax on cigarettes in federal budget (

Budget lays foundation for pharmacare plan, eases cost of pot-based drugs (,

Federal budget allocates $600 million for G7 meetings and for summit in Charlevoix, Quebec (

Free-spending federal budget contains measures to boost women in the workforce, Indigenous services and science funding (

'We start with women': 2018 budget unveils new law to ensure men and women receive equal pay (

Ottawa pledging $4.8 billion in federal budget for Indigenous people (

Budget says some paper currency will no longer be legal tender (,

Small businesses with large passive investment income to be taxed more (


Feb. 27

Vaughan News

Vaughan city staffers spent over $110,000 on food; citizen urges changes (

Metrolinx gives green light to controversial GO stations (, and

New office building to anchor urban centre in Vaughan (

York Region News

Town of Newmarket salary increase an 'insult to taxpayers': NTAG (

GTA News

Oshawa Mayor John Henry calls city a story of 'economic success’ (

Yonge St. bike lane battle returns to city hall (

Provincial News

Hoskins steps down as health minister to head national pharmacare strategy (

Patrick Brown quits Ontario PC leadership race (

States will ‘pay a price’ for Buy America policies, warns Premier Kathleen Wynne (  

Federal News

More than 300 drivers apply to tap Winnipeg's new vehicle-for-market (

Federal NDP, Liberals considering decriminalization of all drugs (

Six things to watch in the federal budget (

Feb. 26

Vaughan News

Integrity complaint filed against Vaughan mayor after he endorses Italian senate hopeful (

Meaford Joins County & Fellow Municipalities to Hire Integrity Commissioner (

Del Duca attempted to win approval for two more GO stations that were rejected by Metrolinx (, and

Plaza and Berkley's The Met Reaches Grade in Vaughan (

Bathurst Street emergency watermain build an intricate project (

York Region News

Markham's Markville Mall adds electric vehicle charging program (

GTA News

Cracks in Sidewalk Labs' Toronto waterfront plan after fanfare (

Provincial News

Chatham flood: Provincial politician en route Monday (

Cabbies were kept in loop on changes to vehicle-for-hire bylaw: city (

Commuters can soon order groceries online and pick them up at GO stations (

Ontario PC turmoil is bad for all of us, Liberals and NDP say (

Watchdog overseeing MPP finances demands more information on Patrick Brown's house and mortgage arrangements (

Ontario needs funds to help weather Pacific trade pact, Wynne says (

Federal News

'Drivers are facing a very hard time to survive': Taxi rides ebbed while ride-share use grew in 2017 (

Montreal mayor draws commuters’ ire in battle likened to Toronto’s King St. pilot debate (

Ottawa rules out banning, monitoring sexual relationships between MPs, staff members (

Montreal begins animal-control consultations after revoking pit-bull ban (

International News

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities (