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April 17

Vaughan News


Vaughan recognizing City workers (CHIN)


More services in French online at the Vaughan library (,,,, L’

How has coronavirus outbreak impacted major projects in Vaughan? (


Coronavirus couch potato: Get moving with at-home workouts, virtual roller-coasters, zoo trips, space exploration (


Staying safe at home through the coronavirus pandemic (


Man found dead inside burning home in Woodbridge, York police say (,,,,


Safe at home doesn’t mean stuck at home. Take in the arts, virtually (


Coronavirus shutdown: York Region libraries offer virtual story time, online programs (


York Region News


Stouffville looks to lend helping hand through new webpage (


GTA News


Toronto Zoo calls for donations to help feed animals during pandemic (,


Toronto's City Hall Live music series goes virtual (,


Provincial News


Ontario Significantly Expands Hospital Capacity to Prepare for Any COVID-19 Outbreak Scenario (



April 16

Vaughan News


Alectra waives late payment charges as part of its COVID-19 response (


Man found dead in Vaughan house fire involved in earlier domestic incident: police (,


DeFrancesca: “Questo Covid-19 fa davvero paura, rimaniamo a casa” (


Residential and Office Complex Proposed at Jane and Hwy 7 in Vaughan (


Coronavirus crisis: Vaughan citizens see benefits of working from home, but ‘miss the camaraderie’ (


Richmond Hill, Vaughan, King residents invited to say 'thank you' to coronavirus workers (


York Region News


Stouffville Strawberry Festival cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic (


East Gwillimbury employees, businesses try to get a handle on working from home (


Markham residents tackle 'disconnect' working in coronavirus world (


GTA News


Call for temporary solutions building capacity (NRU)


Toronto support agencies receive unprecedented volume of distress calls amid pandemic (,,


Toronto will pick up yard waste until at least May 1 after earlier service suspension (


Provincial News


What is the future of public engagement due process? (NRU)


Pandemic likely a boon for wildlife as humans stay home (


Ontario long-term care plan raises concerns about loopholes, staff wages amid COVID-19 pandemic (


Federal News


Federal emergency benefit to be extended to part-time and seasonal workers (

April 15

Vaughan News


Residents urged to connected virtually (CHIN)


Vaughan is a COVID-19 hot spot. But it has also taken the lead in fighting the deadly virus (


Mayor Bevilacqua launches #ShopVaughanLocal (


York Region News


Stouffville creates economic recovery plan in response to coronavirus pandemic (


Section of King Road to be closed 24 hours starting April 17 (,


UPDATE: COVID-19 death toll goes up to 3 in Richmond Hill (


Maybe the Easter Bunny helped Newmaket bylaws officers keep order (


Dog owners, teenagers run afoul of Newmarket's COVID-19 rules (


GTA News


Toronto Public Health won’t release COVID-19 details for specific seniors’ homes (


Provincial News


Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19 (,,,,


Doug Ford says schools will remain shut as Ontario extends its state of emergency to May 12 (,


Provinces impose fire bans to reduce risk of wildfires, protect crews during COVID-19 pandemic (


Federal News


Trudeau promises $130M in COVID-19 aid for vulnerable northern communities (,,


April 14

Vaughan News


Vaughan by-law carries fines of $500 to $100,000 (CP24)


Vaughan’s Emergency Measures By-law (105.9 The Region)


Local café donates to first responders (CTV News Toronto)


Corporations violating ‘municipal closures this weekend’ could face up to $10M fines in Aurora (


COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 9, 2020 (


Some MPs donate their automatic salary increase to charities in effort to help fight COVID-19 (


York University donates 3,000 N95 masks to Vaughan’s Mackenzie, 1,000 gloves to Markham facility (


A Vaughan Longo’s branch closed for 14 days after 7 staff tested positive for COVID-19 (,,


As COVID-19 hits jobs, food bank in Vaughan in ‘desperate’ need for donations (


Vaughan company en route to making 800 face shields for Mackenzie Health (


'I feel terrible': Aurora Public Library blames coronavirus for layoffs (


Toronto reports 23 more deaths, its biggest one-day jump; in Ontario, another 14 people have died of COVID-19 in long-term care homes; Ford vows to double testing in the province (


In spite of COVID-19, York Region shows ‘community spirit’ as positive signs pop up (


York Region News


The arts struggle to survive: Coronavirus' impact in York Region (


Staffing still at 'critical low' for Markham's Participation House, despite 'heartwarming' response to call for help (


UPDATE: 51 health-care workers test positive for coronavirus in York Region (


Former MP Jane Philpott helps out at Markham facility facing COVID-19 staff walkout (,


GTA News


COVID-19 outbreak in shelters sparks calls for better testing, social distancing (


Ontario should halt residential construction during COVID-19 pandemic, says Toronto councilor (


Toronto Mayor John Tory calls for stricter coronavirus enforcement from police, municipal officials (


Two new Toronto daycares reopening for vital workers (,


Provincial News


Premier Doug Ford says MPPs will be back at Queen’s Park so Ontario’s state of emergency can be extended until May 12 (,,


Ontario to prevent child care centres from charging parents during COVID-19 (,


Federal News


Ottawa to provide $50-million to ensure temporary foreign workers complete self-isolation period (


Health Canada approves new rapid COVID-testing kits (