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April 23

Vaughan News


York Region residents, business owners express grief, despair over ‘nightmare’ COVID-19 restrictions (


Want to see design review for historic Vaughan road? Then join on March 23 (


York Region News


King Township launches ‘Hometown Heroes’ campaign to recognize volunteers (


York Region Public Health removes hospitalization data from online reporting following online firestorm (


York Region council calls on province to open outdoor recreation facilities, citing mental health concerns (


Richmond Hill calls for everyday actions to build sustainable city as Earth Day events cancelled amid COVID-19 (


'Borderline draconian': Basketball hoops around York Region bagged up to stop play (


Holland Landing among 3 new hot spots added to York Region's vaccination priorities (


VIDEO: York region closes road nightly to allow endangered salamanders to cross safely (


Markham’s award-winning recycling program keeps 20M pounds of textiles out of landfill (


GTA News


Painted rings are coming back to the grass of Trinity Bellwoods Park (


Mississauga and Toronto want Ford to revisit outdoor sports amenity ban that his own COVID-19 advisers don’t support (


Provincial News


‘We made a mistake’: Emotional Premier Doug Ford apologizes for controversial COVID-19 restrictions (


April 22

Vaughan News


COVID-19 Update (680 News)


Longo's, No Frills, Fortinos, Loblaws among 12 stores in York Region with recent positive COVID-19 tests (


You're more prepared for an emergency than you think (


York Region News


Central York Fire Services receiving $39K for pandemic training, safety inspections (

York Region not following Toronto, Peel decision to close workplaces with 5 COVID-19 cases (


‘This year is a little bit different’: King’s annual Earth Day cleanup moves forward (


'Richmond Hill doesn’t need any settlement': City greenlights review of Greenbelt designations (


'There will be some red faces on council': Newmarket neighbours plan to fight proposed townhouses (


GTA News


Toronto should not allow wider use of e-scooters, say city staff (


City botches street-sweeping contract, leaving Toronto's roads facing dirtier spring (


City to triple vaccine efforts in Toronto's hotspots: Tory (


Toronto Transit Commission appoints new CEO (


Scrapping the GTA West Highway could open Peel to a world of possibilities (


Nelson Aggregate proposes expansion of Burlington Quarry operations (NRU)


Former OPG lands being master planned as dense, mixed-use community (NRU)


Board of Trade proposes Trillium Regional Rail Network (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario says 'enhancements' to paid sick leave coming as COVID ICU admissions near 800 (


Doug Ford goes MIA as calls for his resignation grow louder (


Province reviewing collected feedback on proposed greenbelt expansion (NRU)


April 21

Vaughan News


Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (


Haiqing Xu named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager (


Richmond Hill, Vaughan, East Gwillimbury businesses, citizens among 24 charged with violating COVID-19 rules (


After introducing green bins to households in 2006, Vaughan extends service to condos (,


Vaccination appointments at Canada’s Wonderland have been rescheduled due to Wednesday’s snow forecast (


Science table comes out against COVID-19 restrictions that discourage safe outdoor activity (


York Region News


One third of York Region residents have first dose of COVID-19 vaccine (


'I find them everywhere': Stouffville resident says mask litter is becoming a big problem (


Winter weather travel advisory issued for York Region: Environment Canada (


Aurora postpones community cleanup days amid pandemic, but welcomes first hybrid Ford Explorer SUV (


Stouffville closes most outdoor recreational amenities (


Mulock Park project to come with $40M price tag (


Provincial News


Petitions call on Ford government to reverse outdoor activity ban (


Ontario Premier Doug Ford isolating after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 (


Select Ontario Pharmacies Offering 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccinations (


April 20

Vaughan News


6 people injected with saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Vaughan hospital (,,,,


COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 19, 2021 - #ShopVaughanLocal (


COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 19, 2021 -- Sports fields, skate parks, sport courts are now closed (


Group of 7 at Woodbridge plaza fails to disperse, each receives $880 ticket (


York Region News


More parking coming to Newmarket’s downtown (


Aurora resident asks integrity commissioner to look at $10K developer donation for diversity mural (


Bradford Bypass public input process kicks off April 22 (


Stouffville scores $4.4-million skating trail in Memorial Park (


‘Beautifying where they play’: Georgina Girl Guides pitch in to rid community of ‘unsightly’ litter (


York Region to open vaccine appointments to those 35+ across 5 high-priority areas (


GTA News


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? Peel Manor program in Brampton aims to blaze new path for future of aging (


City takeover of sidewalk snow-clearing voted down again (


Peel Region to order sweeping business closings in rebuke of Ontario’s COVID-19 measures (


Provincial News


Ford government faces heat at Queen's Park amidst calls for Premier to resign (


Ontario rejects efforts on paid sick leave (


Statement from Ontario's Finance Minister on Canada's Budget 2021 (


Federal News


Federal budget 2021: Here are the winners and the losers (


Liberals pledge $300 million to support Black-led community organizations in 2021 federal budget (


April 19

Vaughan News


‘None wore masks’: Vaughan residents talk COVID-19 violations as calls to York Region soar (


The superspreader events that governments let happen (


Internet bill can reach as high as $800 a month in not so ‘unique’ rural Vaughan (


York Region News


Newmarket postpones Earth Day community cleanups amid pandemic but offers tree planting program (


York Region school boards receive $32M to protect against COVID-19 (


York Region Liberal caucus speaks out on anti-Asian racism following shooting in Atlanta (


Continued spike in COVID 911 calls may impact response time: York Region paramedics chief (


York Region's first integrity commissioner complaint sparks confusion, frustration (


York Region blue box busters: 5 of these things don't belong (


York Region's top doctor calls for AstraZeneca shots for younger residents (


Ontario teachers' union's court action to force York Region school closures left in limbo by provincial closure order (


York Region urges province to 'equitably' provide vaccine for COVID-19 hotspots (


Fast fashion: Georgina’s new textile recycling program cut from good cloth (


Stay-at-home enforcement won't include random traffic stops in York Region: police chief (


Provincial News


Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order (


Opposition parties denounce Ford government proposal to shut down legislature amid COVID-19 crisis (


Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback (


Federal News


5 things to watch for when the Liberals unveil the federal budget (


Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses (