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Jan. 18

York Region News


Georgina’s decision to opt out of pot shops lights up social media frenzy (

GTA News


Toronto, Calgary architects chosen to transform old planetarium into modern-art gallery (


Government releases plan for Rouge National Urban Park (


Under the Gardiner: ‘We check in on each other, that’s kind of the reason to be here’ (


TTC plans to recommend a 10-cent fare increase in its 2019 budget (


Richmond-Adelaide bike lanes cruising toward permanence (


Toronto speeds up construction of Downtown Relief Line by 2 years (,


TTC needs $33-billion in capital spending, forthcoming report is expected to say (


Provincial News


Province eyeing creation of ‘super health agency,’ sources say (


Free-tuition program is gone, tuition reduced and student fees are no longer mandatory, Ford government announces (

Jan. 17

Vaughan News


Assessing Bill 66 (NRU)


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE: Subway extension testing in Thornhill (


York Region News


Newmarket council officially opts out of hosting cannabis stores (


$400K in community grants under further budget review in Georgina (


Regional politicians don’t expect drastic reduction in council size under Ford government review (


GTA News


Regional Advantages (NRU)


Investments Delayed (NRU)


Energy Sharing (NRU)


Mississauga’s leaders long to break free of Peel Region. Experts warn they might not get what they want (


Metrolinx cancels Bathurst St. intersection closure amid uproar (


Could Dufferin County be a municipal dumping ground for province’s review of regional governments? (


Developing unused properties could add thousands of jobs and affordable housing units, proposal says (


Community demands Toronto make good on plan to curb youth violence (


Some Toronto homeless say they’ll remain in encampments despite eviction notices (


Tory to make transit announcement at Pape Station (


Provincial News


Planning experts warn Ontario’s growth plan changes could worsen traffic congestion (


Ontario set to announce tuition cuts (,,,

Jan. 16

Vaughan News


VIDEO: Mayor Bevilacqua speaks at the GTA Mayoral Meeting at Toronto City Hall (


VIDEO: CBC Toronto News Late Night: Regional Governments Reviewed (


VIDEO: Ontario Reviewing 82 municipalities, raising possibility of amalgamations (


VIDEO: Ontario reviewing municipalities for efficiencies (


Questions and concerns about review of Ontario’s regional governments (


Ontario mayors greet regional reform news with excitement, dread (


York Region governance up in air as Ontario announces municipal review (,,,


By the numbers: the regions under the Ford government’s review (


Bill 66: Cutting red tape or harming the environment? (


York Region News


Stouffville first York Region community to opt into cannabis stores (


What’s Going on Here? Park Avenue in Newmarket gets facelift (


GTA News


Halton mayors wary of provincial review on regional governments (


Durham chair ‘caught off guard’ by regional government review announcement (


Is Amalgamation with Brampton in Mississauga's Future? (


Provincial News


Former Waterloo Region chair Ken Seiling to help lead review of regional governments (


Simcoe County open to providing more ‘efficiencies to taxpayers’ in regional review (


Niagara Region chair says he’s ready to work on provincial review (


Ontario reveals new regional growth targets, adviser appointments in changes to Growth Plan (


Federal News


Visible minorities, Indigenous people concerned about data use in smart cities (

Jan. 15

Vaughan News

Woman, 70, dead after three-vehicle collision in Vaughan (,,,

York Region News

Opt-in, opt-out? High time Aurora makes decision on cannabis stores (

Train horns will continue in Markham at 6 scheduled crossings (

2 vehicles blocking left lane on Highway 404 at Green Lane in Newmarket (

Shaun Tanaka gets Liberal nod to run in York-Simcoe federal byelection (

Richmond Hill wins right to control parkland dedication in new developments (

CITY Q&A: Movie mogul Frank Sicoli on building a mega-studio in Markham (

GTA News

Province’s push for private funding, additional stops puts Scarborough subway at risk of delays (

From their perch in a special van, police are watching for texting drivers (

City of Toronto staff say $3 million cost overrun for shelter conversion won’t happen again (,

Judge sides with City of Brampton in long-running lawsuit launched by developer (

Toronto’s SickKids announces first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence position (

Pot decision day: Hamilton says yes to legal retail stores after vote to opt out fails (

Provincial News

Rate hikes by power utilities complicate Doug Ford’s promise to slash Ontario hydro prices by 12 per cent (

Ford calls OPP top job a ‘political appointment,’ says he can choose whoever he wants (

Too much of a good thing? Legalization means there is more cannabis-related waste (

Federal News

Trudeau plots a steady course with his cabinet shuffle (

Justin Trudeau shuffles cabinet, Jane Philpott takes over as Treasury Board president (,

Who’s who in the federal cabinet shuffle: new faces, and old faces in new places (

Jan 14

Vaughan News


Ways for kids and teens to have fun in York Region this week (


Developer behind cancelled Icona condos applies to build similar project on the same site (,


York Region News


Remember when ... memory explored through art at Aurora Cultural Centre (


Richmond Hill's indoor wave pool features new 100-foot 'blue-tiful waterslide' (


East Gwillimbury is not open for pot business ...for now (


GTA News


Revitalize Ontario Place but don’t raze it, residents say at rally for waterfront park (


From the beginning, Ontario Place was about the future (


Readers have lots of ideas for Ontario Place redevelopment (


Provincial News


Large retailers scrambling to seek winners of Ontario cannabis lottery (


Ontario government to introduce legislation to upload Toronto subway to province in spring (


107 municipalities receive funds for transit systems (


Federal News


Changes coming as Trudeau shuffles federal cabinet (,

Canadian solutions for pothole problem not road tested, study finds (