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March 20

Vaughan News


Vaughan offers financial relief for residents and business taxpayers (CP24)


Vaughan waives late penalty charge on interim tax bills (


Vaughan puts plan in action to keep businesses running as COVID-19 hits (


'Instinct kicked in': Off-duty Vaughan firefighter rescues Barrie neighbour from fire (


To all women working to make a positive contribution to society! (


York Region News


Stouffville calls special council meeting for March 24 (


'There’s no need to panic,' Georgina Mayor says, as town declares state of emergency (


York Region closes offices to public, permits some staff to work from home (


GTA News


City to give residents 60-day grace period on property tax, utility bills (


Provincial News


Ontario grocery stores can accept deliveries 24/7, distilleries urged to make hand sanitizer (


Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products, Services and Health Cards (


Ontario Supporting Workers, Municipalities and Retailers in Response to COVID-19 (


March 19

Vaughan News


GTA regional governments suspend noise, commercial vehicle bylaws to ensure stores stay stocked (


Interview with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua (680 News)


Before government orders, Vaughan citizens spurred action on coronavirus (


Case closed: What’s cancelled in Vaughan in light of coronavirus (


Changing landscape (NRU)


Planning for growth (NRU)


York Region food banks face uncertainty as coronavirus panic buying leaves store shelves empty (


Vaughan, King Township dispute best route for proposed GTA-West highway (


York Region News


Newmarket declares local state of emergency in COVID-19 fight (,


Case Closed: What’s cancelled in Aurora in light of coronavirus (


Stouffville set to connect Millard to Main Street via Edward Street for $3.4 million (


Markham continues scaling back non-essential services to 'flatten curve' of coronavirus (


Case closed: What’s cancelled in Georgina in light of coronavirus (


Service levels 'appalling': East Gwillimbury council rules 96-foot tower can stay up (


Region of York offices remain open (


York Regional Police name service veteran Jim MacSween next police chief (


GTA News


Employees in Toronto are being told to work in the face of COVID-19 and they’re angry and scared (


Toronto fires emergency management director amid COVID-19 crisis (


Toronto police suspend parking enforcement for several offences amid coronavirus outbreak (


Provincial News


Union representing Ontario high school teachers suspends all strike action amid COVID-19 outbreak (


Federal News


Trudeau unveils $27-billion in aid, $55-billion of tax deferrals in coronavirus response (


Canada-U.S. border to close except for essential supply chains (


March 18

Vaughan News


Vaughan Mayor speaks about state of emergency in Ontario (CP24)


Virus having an impact in Vaughan (CP24)


Vaughan Mayor speaks about Special Council Meeting (105.9 The Region)


York Region News


York Region public health line flooded with 800 COVID-19 calls a day (


COVID-19: What's been done in Richmond Hill so far (


Police announce less public access to facilities due to coronavirus (


Case closed: What’s cancelled in Newmarket in light of coronavirus (


Where to get assessed for COVID-19 in York Region (


Newmarket council to hold emergency coronavirus meeting March 18 (


East Gwillimbury closes town facilities due to COVID-19 until April 6 (


GTA News


Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown in coronavirus self-isolation (


Town of Whitby delegates emergency authority to mayor, CAO due to coronavirus (


City of Toronto scaling back on 'non-essential' services as number of COVID-19 patients grow (


Toronto's emergency operations centre now at level 3, its highest possible level (


Provincial News


Ontario Premier Doug Ford declares state of emergency (


Ontario cancels standardized tests for students due to pandemic (


March 17

Vaughan News


Vaughan City Council to meet to discuss next steps to combat virus (CP 24)


York Region Health reports number of coronavirus cases climbs to 12 (


Some York Region businesses change hours in face of coronavirus pandemic (


Kleinburg Starbucks shuts down, new cafe on the way (


York Region News


Glenway developer proposes 202 homes on police union lands in Newmarket (


Richmond Hill eyes protected rural lands on Oak Ridges Moraine for development (


Stouffville answers frequently asked questions about facility closures (


Newmarket municipal, fire services offices closed (


GTA News


Toronto residents urged to stay home amid evidence COVID-19 is spreading locally (,


City workers asked to report to offices, despite social distancing push during COVID-19 outbreak (


Provincial News


Ontario asks bars, restaurants to close voluntarily; Ford vows to protect workers who are in quarantine (,,


Ontario shelves plan for full 2020 budget amid COVID-19 uncertainty (


Federal News


Canada to close borders to most foreign nationals, except Americans (


Trudeau says financial help is on the way amid COVID-19 pandemic (


March 16

Vaughan News


Several GTA cities close city-run recreation centres and libraries (


Case closed: What’s cancelled at municipalities in York Region in light of COVID-19 (


City shuts March Break camps, daycares, libraries; Mayor John Tory to self-isolate (


3 additional COVID-19 cases in York Region (UPDATE) (


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE: Vaughan building park at Peter Rupert Avenue, Rutherford Road (


York Region News


Richmond Hill eyes protected rural lands on Oak Ridges Moraine for development (


UPDATE: Newmarket mayor looks forward ‘to getting back to work’ after coronavirus scare (


Stouffville, Richmond Hill see reduction in GO train service in response to coronavirus outbreak (


York Region experiences high volume of calls related to coronavirus (


GTA News


Toronto Public Health urges caution on public gatherings (


City of Toronto, unionized inside workers reach tentative deal to avert strike (


Provincial News


Ontario rolls out $10M ad campaign to boost public awareness of COVID-19 (,


Boards and teachers await details on two-week shutdown (


Ontario Superior Court to suspend operations (