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April 9

Vaughan News


Vaughan implements new Emergency Measures By-law; Interview with Mayor Bevilacqua (CP24)


Mayor Bevilacqua shares details about the City’s new Emergency Measures By-law (


Toronto Fire accommodating CPAP users (


2 York Region hospitals to receive some of Alectra's 16,800 donated N95 masks (


Citizens could face up to $100K in fines under Vaughan's COVID-19 emergency bylaw (


COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 8, 2020 (


Vaughan, Ont. Cancels 2020 Water and Wastewater Rate Increases (


Ontario's confirmed COVID-19 cases soar to one-day record (Update) (


Families concerned about COVID-19 communication at Vaughan nursing home (


York Region News


Aurora launches roundtable group to address coronavirus impact on sports (


Aurora Business Continuity Task Force; Seeking solutions (NRU)


Richmond Hill residents push to delay voting on Yonge and Bernard plan (


GTA News


'Whatever steps are needed:' Mississauga could face nearly $60M deficit if coronavirus closures remain (


Brampton closes all city-operated cemeteries ‘for safety of residents and staff’ (


Brampton mayor ‘cautiously optimistic’ after province calls on foreign-trained health-care workers for COVID-19 help (


COVID-19: City of Hamilton to open homeless shelter in downtown arena (


COVID-19: Council backs tax relief as city financial woes mount (


Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled due to COVID-19 (


City's COVID-19 park enforcement blitz to continue (


Provincial News


Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19 (


Province releases flood strategy; Mitigating risk (NRU)


Doug Ford orders Ontario health officials to ramp up COVID-19 testing (


Ontario strikes deal with educational workers, urges two other unions to talk (


Federal News


COVID cases surge to 19,000; Quebec most deaths (


April 8

Vaughan News


Mayor Bevilacqua on CHIN TV (OMNI-CHIN)


Vaughan factory begins churning out respirator masks; still need regulatory approval (,,,,,,


York Region marks biggest daily spike in COVID-19 cases, surpassing 500 in total (


Capo Café in Vaughan fundraising for coronavirus care packages for Italy, local residents (


York Region News


UPDATE: What's been done in Richmond Hill so far amid coronavirus fight (


York Region is the coronavirus hot spot in Ontario, health officials say (


Aurora lays off 280 recreational workers during coronavirus outbreak (


Town of Newmarket quickly steps up to end 'donation bin crisis' (


GTA News


GTA municipalities ramp up coronavirus enforcement measures (


Breaking distancing rules will cost you in Peel Region (


Provincial News


Ontario Calls on all Health Care Workers to Help Fight COVID-19 (


Ontario joins Quebec in restricting short-term rentals during coronavirus pandemic (


Easter Bunny is an essential service, declares premier (


Federal News


Canada working to produce up to 30,000 ventilators domestically: Trudeau (


April 7

Vaughan News


Staff test positive for COVID-19 at 2 Longo’s locations in Vaughan (,


Mayor Bevilacqua gives COVID-19 updates and advice (TLN Connects)


Vaughan clears fines for late city tax payments; Interview with Mayor Bevilacqua (


Councillor Rosanna DeFrancesca live on CHIN (OMNI-CHIN)


Councillor DeFrancesca live on Newstalk 1010 (Newstalk 1010)


Vaughan soccer coach Tony Alati dies from COVID-19 (,


Coronavirus shows need for ‘local resiliency’: Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (


York Region News


Latest COVID-19 impacts across the GTA: York Region opening six emergency childcare centres (


Backlash brews over closure of York Regional Forest's 120-km trail system (


What you need to know about coronavirus closures in York Region (


Coronavirus crisis: More than 1,000 Richmond Hill staff temporarily laid off (


Newmarket bylaw officers issue fine to enforce COVID-19 isolation rules (


East Gwillimbury cancels all town events, programs until June 30 (


Coronavirus crisis: Community spread, senior home outbreaks on the rise in York Region (


GTA News


More COVID-19 assessment centres could be coming to Brampton, Mississauga (


Tory urges residents to celebrate religious festivities at home or online due to COVID-19 (


Provincial News


Ontario has only 1 week supply of 'critical' protective equipment left, premier says (


Ontario Takes Additional Measures to Protect First Responders During the COVID-19 Outbreak (


Ontario Government Supports Families in Response to COVID-19 (


Ford reluctant to issue mandatory ‘stay home’ order, but warns Ontarians they could be fined (


April 6

Vaughan News


'Not easy': Vaughan councillor shares experience with COVID-19 (CP24)


Coronavirus Crisis: Vaughan restaurant now making hand-sanitizer, keeps staff employed (


Refunds to be issued ‘automatically’ after Vaughan cancels spring programs (


Mackenzie Health to close Urgent Care Centre in Vaughan starting April 5 (


Coronavirus tragedy hits close to home as Woodbridge soccer coach dies from COVID-19 (


York Region News


York Regional Forest now closed due to COVID-19 (


'World has lost a great man': Markham remembers former councillor George McKelvey (


York transit further reducing service as of Sunday (


'This is your final warning' Stouffville to start fining residents who gather in parks, public places (


Newmarket to fine people who defy coronavirus orders, gather in groups (


Aurora holds Easter window decorating contest during coronavirus crisis (


GTA News


City owned parking lots and garages in Brampton closed but street parking enforcement suspended (


Mississauga to lay off about 2,000 part-time employees during coronavirus facility closures (


Second Mississauga coronavirus telephone town hall coming (


City concerned about gatherings to see cherry blossoms at High Park (


Toronto cancels spring recreation programs amid COVID-19 crisis (


Provincial News


Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling (


Ontario to shut down some construction sectors amid COVID-19 outbreak, premier says (


It’s back to class (sort of) for Ontario’s students (


Federal News


Canada looking to disinfect used masks, Tam asks they not be thrown away (


House of Commons seeking virtual sittings in ongoing COVID-19 shutdown (


Federal COVID-19 benefits program portal opens today: Here's how to apply (