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March 27

Vaughan News


City of Vaughan closing facilities within parks (OMNI -- CHIN TV)


Used masks, gloves are being tossed as litter. Garbage crews aren’t the only ones who are worried (


York Region News


Coronavirus pushes York Region Transit's ridership down 60% (


Georgina cancels all spring recreation, culture programs due to coronavirus (


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


Stouffville delays interest on property tax and water bills until end of May (


York Region seeking masks, gloves, goggles for first responders, health care workers (


Newmarket closes dog park, basketball and tennis courts as further COVID-19 precautions (


Provincial News


Ford says Ontario government preparing an anti-price gouging order (


Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity (


Ontario Enabling Financial Relief for Businesses (


Ontario municipalities worry about going in the red as COVID-19 drains coffers (


Conservative leadership race suspended until at least May due to COVID-19 pandemic (


March 26

Vaughan News


Interview: Sports fields, tennis courts, dog parks and playgrounds are closed in Vaughan (CP24)


Vaughan closes all facilities within city parks to curb coronavirus (


Toronto closes playgrounds, off-leash dog parks, sports courts (


Toronto closes playgrounds to curb spread of COVID-19 (


Three new COVID-19-related deaths in Toronto, health officials say; park facilities closing (,


Province grants municipalities right to meet online; states of emergency (NRU)


People need to stop littering disposable masks and gloves in Toronto (


2 more Newmarket COVID-19 cases among surge to 112 in York Region (


Growth To Watch For: Brampton & York Region West Report Now Available (


Vaughan Public Libraries’ online access has you covered --even if you don’t have a card (


York Region News


Don't flush wipes, throw medical masks and gloves in the garbage, Town urges (


Newmarket-Aurora MP hosting COVID-19 telephone town hall tonight (


Newmarket's firefighters adapting to new COVID-19 protocols (


GTA News


Brampton considering fines for those not social distancing during COVID-19 spread (


Here’s how to apply for Brampton’s coronavirus property tax deferment program (


Toronto Police relax rush hour parking enforcement (


Provincial News


Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659 (


Proposed changes to the Aggregate Resources Act; supplying aggregate (NRU)


Effects of COVID-10 on construction; Essential service (NRU)


Ontario doubles deficit to $20B, boosting hospitals in COVID-19 fight (,,,


Federal News


Federal government imposing mandatory quarantine for returning travelers (


March 25

Vaughan News


York Region hits 70 COVID-19 cases; 3 patients in Southlake (


York Region News


Stouffville declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus (


Newmarket residents can put out up to 5 garbage bags during coronavirus (


Markham Maintains Essential City Services during Provincial State of Emergency (


All Lake Simcoe Region conservation areas closed to public (


GTA News


Brampton declares state of emergency due to coronavirus pandemic (


Brampton councillor asks province to allow more foreign-trained doctors to help with COVID-19 crisis (


COVID-19 crisis: Feds won't close door on using phone data to spot social gatherings (


COVID-19 containment crackdown begins in Toronto (


City councillor proposes closing Yonge Street to traffic to help with social distancing (


Provincial News


Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19 (


Construction industry braces for ‘devastating’ shutdown as Ford calls for closure of non-essential workplaces (


Ford government’s fiscal update to boost a health system ravaged by COVID-19 (


Federal News


Canadian Parliament agrees on $82 billion COVID-19 aid package (


March 24

Vaughan News


Ontario closes all non-essential businesses, as the province confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases (,,,,,


York Region News


Georgina closes all parks amid coronavirus pandemic (


Local transmission COVID-19 case prompts York Region to declare state of emergency (,


CUPE blasts Stouffville for laying off 15 part-time library workers during temporary library closure (


GTA News


TTC to stop accepting cash, tickets, tokens on buses (,


Waste collection workers protest for better protection against COVID-19 (


'STRONGEST POSSIBLE MESSAGE': State of emergency declared in Toronto (


Mississauga mayor declares state of emergency to combat coronavirus spread (


‘Don’t be idiots’: Brampton mayor reminds returning spring breakers they aren’t immune to COVID-19 (


City councillor proposes closing off downtown street to vehicle traffic (


Provincial News


Ontario confirms 78 more cases of COVID-19, Provincial total surpasses 500 (


Ontario schools will not reopen on April 6 (,,,


Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis (


Ontario Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Screening Measures and Supports (


Ontario to slash hydro rates to offset costs of working from home (


Federal News


Canadians may face fines for disobeying COVID-19 isolation/closure orders (,


March 23

Vaughan News


3rd COVID-19 case confirmed in Newmarket, as York Region total jumps to 53 (,,


'Sunshine List' continues to swell in York Region (,


City reminds residents social distancing applies at playgrounds, parks, after Conservation Halton closures (


York Region News


Newmarket closes playgrounds to help limit spread of COVID-19 (


East Gwillimbury council declares state of emergency due to coronavirus (


Coronavirus: Richmond Hill declares state of local emergency (


WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?: Elevated tank upgrades in King City (


York Region Transit reducing service amid coronavirus pandemic (,


What the heck is the Upper York Sewage Solution, and why should I care? (

GTA News


Hair, nail salons and clothing stores encouraged to close by Toronto’s medical officer of health (


Mississauga transit to be free, run at reduced service amid coronavirus outbreak (


Mississauga defers property tax payments to lessen coronavirus impact on residents, businesses (


Provincial News


Province Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to Work (


Province, ETFO agree to 'low' class sizes and 1% compensation increase (


Ontario Urges Business to Join the Fight Against COVID-19 (, Thestar)


Province is preparing for long school closures (Niagarafallsreview,


Federal News


COVID-19: Federal government announces plan to 'mobilize industry' to produce medical supplies (