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April 3

Vaughan News


Vaughan’s response to COVID-19 (Breakfast Television Toronto)


City of Vaughan extends closures (CHIN)


Latest COVID-19 impacts across GTA: Vaughan cancels city-led events through June (


After 2-month rotation, Vaughan acting city manager’s tenure to end April 14 (


Vaughan distillery gets approvals, donations from flour mill to make hand sanitizers (


York Region News


Coronavirus crisis: Richmond Hill warns of $750 fines for using closed parks (


Markham cancels spring recreation programs, bookings through to June (


Parade of hundreds thanks Newmarket hospital workers during COVID-19 pandemic (


GTA News


City bylaw officers start crackdown (


New bylaw orders Torontonians to keep at least two metres apart in parks, public squares (,,,,


Provincial News


Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19 (


April 2

Vaughan News


Vaughan cancels wastewater increases (CHIN)


Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario (


Park Avenue Place Rising Above Jane Street in Vaughan (


Supporting Asian-Canadian Businesses in Vaughan (


Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor’s Luncheon (


Italian Dinner Dance and Silent Auction (


Vaughan honours International Women’s Day (


Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women International Women's Day Celebration (


2020 Yellow Brick House Gala (


Thatz Showbiz Theatre Project Grand Opening (


Amendola Media Group Official Brand Launch (


Ciociaro Social Club International women’s day celebration/fundraiser (


Vaughan Public Libraries hosts an Evening with Maureen Jennings (


Our Lady of Fatima Annual Family Skate (


York Region Liberal MPs donating pay raise to charities in fight against COVID-19 (


'We’re still there for people': Vaughan firefighter vows as coronavirus spreads (


York Region News


Land use in limbo (NRU)


Deadline for Neighbourhood Network's Give Back Awards extended due to COVID-19 (


Newmarket cancels all events and programs during coronavirus crisis (,


Coronavirus: Richmond Hill OKs ‘boldest’ move to extend relief measures to Jan. 1 (


Brampton issues first physical distancing fine for backyard party after 311 call (


GTA News


Spurring innovation (NRU)


‘I am deeply concerned’: Toronto imposes mandatory COVID-19 quarantine rules for at least 12 weeks (


Provincial News


Ontario’s top public health official urges fines for dodging self-isolation orders (,


Federal News


Trudeau to recall Parliament for a ‘Team Canada effort’ on emergency relief (


April 1

Vaughan News


Vaughan taking steps to protect residents during outbreak (CP24)


Vaughan’s planned water, wastewater rate increases cancelled (


Vaughan litterbugs could face $205 fine as photos surface of discarded disposable gloves (


These Standardized Metrics Will Help Cities Measure Their Post-Pandemic Recovery (


York Region News


Markham Cancels Spring Programs and Extends Closures (


UPDATE: 24 health-care workers test positive for coronavirus in York Region (


GTA News


Brampton to enforce physical distancing with large fines as city surpasses 100 coronavirus cases (


City says it won’t close Yonge St. to cars to give pedestrians social-distancing space during COVID-19 (


Toronto cancels Pride Parade, other public events until end of June (,,,


Provincial News


Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19 (,,,,


Ontario government strikes deals with French language, elementary teachers’ unions (


March 31

Vaughan News


Ontario closes all playgrounds, sports facilities and off-leash dog parks (


Clusters of COVID-19 cases identified at Vaughan gyms, Markham seniors homes (,


Vaughan woman, Markham man bring York Region's COVID-19 related death toll to 4 (


Vaughan McDonald's closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus (


York Region News


Markham offers extended relief measures to mitigate impact of coronavirus (


Newmarket launches new program to help those in need during trying times (


GTA News


Toronto warns of fines up to $5,000 for those ignoring closed parks (,,


Toronto to lease hundreds of hotel rooms to ease crowding in homeless shelters (,


Provincial News


Ontario extends state of emergency by 2 weeks as number of COVID-19 cases now 1,706 (


March 30

Vaughan News


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


Tossed masks, gloves reveal the disgusting side of human nature under COVID-19 (


Vaughan company to produce 100K units of hand sanitizer for relief agencies (


Vaughan IKEA employees uncover large stash of N95 masks in storage area (


Coronavirus: Vaughan Longo’s store employee tests positive for COVID-19 (


York Region News


York Region school boards ask parents about their technology in questionnaire (


East Gwillimbury says property tax, water bills can be deferred to May 1 (


GTA News


Toronto opening four daycares for young children of ‘essential and critical’ workers (,


Eight GTA firefighters now test positive for COVID-19 (,


Fire Chief Matthew Pegg is leading Toronto’s emergency response to COVID-19. It’s like no fire he’s ever fought (


‘C’mon, people’: angry John Tory warns COVID-19 rule-breakers using dog parks and playground equipment (


Provincial News


Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions (,


Federal News


Air and train travel to be denied for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms starting Monday: Trudeau (