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May 1

Vaughan News


Mayor of Vaughan speaks to CP24 about COVID-19 response (CP24)


Home sales in region drop more than 50 per cent amid coronavirus: Zoocasa (


Vaughan landscaping, lawn care services to follow strict restrictions (


York Region News


'Shocked, embarrassed and scared': Aurora mom shaken by coronavirus ticket (


Economic recovery task force formed to support Richmond Hill businesses in wake of COVID-19 (


Newmarket handing out free daily community meals made by Pickle Barrel (


York Region's biggest annual fundraiser, Magna Hoedown, cancelled due to COVID-19 (


Good to Know: 10 facts about the Food Bank of York Region (


COVID-19 outbreaks at New Leaf in East Gwillimbury, Georgina leave 1 dead, 50 infected (


GTA News


Toronto city council extends Mayor John Tory’s emergency powers at first-ever virtual meeting (,,,


Brampton bans garage sales in latest move to curb spread of coronavirus (


Provincial News


Doug Ford announces scores of new rules for businesses once they are allowed to open (,


Federal News


C.D. Howe Institute says Canada has entered a recession (,


April 30

Vaughan News


Ontario reacts to three phase re-opening plan (OMNI)


Outdoor maintenance only allowed for essential businesses in Vaughan (


Five Costco employees at Vaughan location test positive for COVID-19, mayor says (,


COVID-19: What you need to know for April 27 (


Province proposes site for future electricity corridor (NRU)


Vaughan’s ex-city manager lands job as Owen Sound’s top bureaucrat (


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy portal ‘now open,’ Vaughan MP reminds residents (


York Region News


IBM and City of Markham launch online and telephone virtual agent for questions related to COVID-19 (,,


Fuming residents flag Richmond Hill council’s ‘secret’ meeting (


Newmarket's coronavirus financial relief plan to cost town $800K-plus (


Coronavirus Shutdown: Georgina launches $250K emergency fund for businesses (


GTA News


Mayor announces plan to fight homelessness amid COVID-19 as council prepares for first virtual meeting (


Diversifying opportunity (NRU)


Provincial News


More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care (,,


Ontario sends investigator to Peel school board after ‘inaction’ on addressing dysfunction and racism (


Federal News


Ottawa boosts aid package to students, pledges incentives to find work (


Conservatives to choose next leader in August (


April 29

Vaughan News


Employees at Vaughan Costco test positive (CHIN)


'A safe and responsible approach': Ontario mayors react to Ford's reopening plan (


Students to send 600 3D-printed face shields to Vaughan, Markham hospitals (


Vaughan organization presents Adopt A Senior During COVID (


2 treated for minor injuries after explosion at Vaughan plant (


York Region News


Markham hit particularly hard as ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19 (


Newmarket Mayor John Taylor, panel set to field COVID-19 questions (,


Bylaws team in Newmarket gets 2 sets of wheels for patrols (


York Region rehabilitating sewer on Ninth Line in Stouffville (


Construction ahead for regional roads in Markham, Richmond Hill (


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? High-density development proposed for Yonge, Bloomington in Richmond Hill (


Richmond Hill Public Library expands digital service amid coronavirus crisis (


GTA News


It’s been almost two months since Toronto city council last met. What exactly have councillors been doing? (


Three staff test positive at city-run Toronto daycare for essential workers (,,,,


Provincial News


Ontario’s elementary teachers ratify new contract with provincial government (,,


Ontario expands list of workers eligible for 'pandemic pay' (


Federal News


COVID-19 Canada: First 'virtual parliament' brings accountability with a few technical headaches (



April 28

Vaughan News


5 employees test positive at Costco in Vaughan (CP24,,,,,,,


Rent relief? Key decisions made by Vaughan council April 21 (


Construction Continues at Lockdown-Exempt Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital (


York Region News


Richmond Hill council blasted for pushing through disputed infill projects (


Stouffville library launches community check-in program (


Stouffville launches website to update residents on local businesses (


COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term-care facilities weren’t ‘prepared for properly’ (


Newmarket Public Library technology powering vital virus research (


Council approves pandemic financial relief for Newmarket residents, businesses (


GTA News


Toronto to open some traffic lanes to pedestrians in congestion ‘hot spots’ (,,,


Provincial News


Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province (,,,,,,,


Many Ontario workers are trying to refuse work due to COVID-19 fears -- but the government isn’t letting them (


April 27

Vaughan News


After issuing $128M in building permits, mayor says Vaughan’s ‘golden decade continues’ (


Emergenza COVID-19, la situazione della citta' di Vaughan (Omni TV)


Stay-at-home measures contribute to spike in residential fires (,


Five employees at Costco store in Vaughan test positive for COVID-19 (,,,


Vaughan and Woodbridge hit with high COVID-19 cases (


York Region News


After the coronavirus: Aurora prepares plans to reopen when it's deemed safe (


Aurora museum asks for volunteers for 'intriguing' project (


Stop the spread of coronavirus: Georgina resident asks beachgoers to stay home this summer (


A handy guide about Georgina property taxes, garbage tags, building permits, garage sales (


GTA News


Torontonians can’t wait for the city’s green spaces to reopen. Not so fast, says Mayor John Tory (


City redeploys hundreds of employees to shelter system during COVID-19 emergency (


Provincial News


Ontario Parks to Remain Closed until May 31, 2020 (,,


School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe (,,,,,,,


Ontario declares community gardens an essential service, allows immediate opening (,,


Ontario’s COVID-19 testing continues to lag (


Ford announces wage increases for frontline workers (,,,