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May 22

Vaughan News


Will COVID-19 lead to an exodus from crowded offices in downtown towers? Don't count on it, experts say (,


Ontario PC caucus pushes for restaurant patio expansion (


Pandemic pivot: York companies retool to answer call for made-in-Ontario solutions (


Almost 50 workers at 3 Vaughan companies test positive for coronavirus (


COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for May 21, 2020 (


York Region News


City of Markham’s Tree Maintenance Program off to a speedy start (


Workplaces, carpools become coronavirus hot spots as York Region returns to work (


Aurora mayor looks to honour front-line coronavirus workers with murals (


Enjoy the fresh air! Richmond Hill to reopen select parks starting May 22 (


GTA News


Councillors push bike lanes on University Avenue as part of COVID fight (


Provincial News


Ontario fails to meet its own COVID-19 testing target for 4th straight day, Ford pledges more random testing (


Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada (


Federal News


Canada is reopening without knowing where Canadians are getting COVID-19 (


Testing waste water could give early warning of second wave of COVID-19 (


May 21

Vaughan News


Canadian bridal fashion designer creates PPE for frontline workers (


Coronavirus: Friends come together to support staff in long-term care facilities (


York Region COVID-19 outbreaks ‘under control’, but workplace cases rising (


York Region News


Newmarket coffers take $8.5M hit during COVID-19 pandemic (


UPDATE: A handy guide about Georgina trails, boat launches and burn permits (


Markham's 1,571 part-time staff temporarily laid off won't be back any time soon (


Newmarket motorists may fume, Davis Drive in line for more roadwork (


Reduced work week and layoffs as Georgina looks to save costs in face of coronavirus (


Updated on City operations for selected municipalities (NRU)


Centrepiece development proposed for Markham Centre (NRU)


$55K donation to help vulnerable York Region residents during pandemic (


GTA News


Number of COVID-19 deaths in Toronto tops 700 as mayor says wear masks 'when in doubt' (


Justice denied as Halton Consolidated Courthouse project cancelled (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario recommending masks for public transit riders as 390 new COVID-19 cases confirmed (


May 20

Vaughan News


Mayor in the morning; Interview with Mayor Bevilacqua (105.9 The Region)


New bylaw will allow Vaughan councillors to get legal fees paid by taxpayer -- whether they are right or wrong (,


Second Tower 'The Beverley' to Launch at Daniels' and Baif's The Thornhill (


York Region COVID-19 outbreaks ‘under control’, but workplace cases rising (


Curbside pickup won't be offered at Newmarket library before June (


York Region News


New outdoor skatepark coming to Newmarket's Magna Centre (


Richmond Hill flip-flops on disputed development plan at closed meeting (


From classrooms to computers, connecting in Georgina a challenge for students (


In Aurora, you can shoot hoops again, but don't use the play structures (


GTA News


Brampton asking residents for feedback on coronavirus reopening and recovery (


Toronto reopens dog parks as COVID-19 restrictions ease (


Provincial News


Ontario shuts schools until September because of COVID-19 pandemic (,


Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe (,


Ontario starts first reopening stage as new COVID-19 cases increase (


Federal News


Canada-U.S. border to remain closed for another month as provinces slowly reopen (,


May 19

Vaughan News


All park amenities remain closed in Vaughan; interview with Mayor Bevilacqua (OMNI)


Mayors concerned their cities are not ready to reopen; interview with Mayor Bevilacqua (CP24)


What's coming up at Newmarket council: Financial impacts of COVID-19 (


‘Nothing can replace face-to-face learning,’ laments Vaughan teacher (


York Region News


Newmarket easing its way into reopening, mayor says (


Library 'vital' part of learning curve for Markham families coping with school closures (


Stouffville library not opening for pickup or delivery May 19 (


East Gwillimbury turns to mountain bikes to physical distance 19 (


Newmarket residents invited to contribute to digital time capsule (


'Threat isn't over': Stay home, work on the lawn this weekend, York Region public health urges (


GTA News


As city blocks off additional roads for ActiveTO, residents, drivers adjust to closures (


Toronto to reopen waste drop-off depots (


Toronto is in big financial trouble -- and there isn’t a plan to fix it (


Provincial News


Province considers in-class summer pilot project in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic (


Ontario to decide in ‘near future’ whether COVID-19 will shut down overnight summer camps (


Premier Doug Ford hints at lifting restrictions on gatherings as Ontario economy begins its reopening (


Province says Ontarians can use home-based child care amid coronavirus pandemic (


Federal News


Canada's 'inevitable' second wave of COVID-19 cases (


Cities grappling with COVID-19 costs call for federal, provincial co-operation for emergency aid (


May 15

Vaughan News


Vaughan provides additional 30 days on interim property tax bills (


Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time (


As businesses gradually reopen, Vaughan bylaw officers to up their monitoring (


York Region News


Kingbridge opens temporary shelter for homeless York Region residents (


Richmond Hill pushes through development without height limit despite public outcry (


Markham eyes eased restrictions around patios, outdoor dining, shopping (


Parts of Ontario with the highest rate of COVID-19 cases aren’t testing as much as places with less spread (


Markham residents get creative to stay positive, connected during coronavirus pandemic (


GTA News


‘The simple fact is that the GTA is not there yet’: Region’s mayors cautious as Ontario moves to reopen (


City to close parts of Lake Shore to cars, create ‘quiet streets’ in Kensington Market to make room for pedestrians, cyclists (


Provincial News


Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen (,,,,,,


Ontario government not looking to provide financial bailout for the CFL (