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April 30

Vaughan News


Looking to drive on this $616M Highway 427 extension? Here’s why you can’t (


Why you can't drive on this new, $616M Toronto-area highway (


York Region News


York Region to expand hot spot vaccines, as it ramps up campaign to boost supply (


York Region cases of 'double mutant' variant may have been caught in quarantine hotel (


'We're too nice': York Region ramps up its call for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution (


GTA News


City to close garbage drop-off depots to general public to slow spread of COVID-19 (


Toronto is on track to get 40 per cent of adults vaccinated with at least a first dose by this weekend: city (


Declare entire Peel Region a COVID hotspot, urges Mississauga mayor (


Provincial News


Ontario officially approves paid sick day program, opposition calls it 'pitifully inadequate' (,,,,,


April 29

Vaughan News


'Difficult to track': MZOs add another layer to York Region school board’s new schools planning process (,


Vaughan Design Review Panel Agenda (NRU)


York Region News


York Region reserving COVID-19 vaccines for newly eligible child care workers (


COVID-19 employee cases reported at Newmarket No Frills, LCBO, East Gwillimbury plaza (


GTA News


Committee votes unanimously to uphold Toronto’s e-scooter ban (


Peel Region orders closures of three more businesses, including a candlemaker and post office (


Fences around High Park cherry blossoms come down as blooming period ends (


Peel District School Board offers its buildings as vaccination clinics in COVID-19 hot zones (


The TDSB will review 583 school names I the city to ‘better reflect’ Toronto’s diversity (


Toronto residents shocked to find some outdoor amenities padlocked and bagged amid stay-at-home order (


Attracting employment (NRU)


Preparing for intensification (NRU)


Budgeting carbon emissions (NRU)


Getting food on the fork (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario to Introduce Paid COVID-19 Leave (,,,,,


Ontario long-term care homes weren’t prepared for COVID-19 pandemic, auditor-general says (


Federal News


Hundreds of travellers to Canada test positive for COVID-19 variants (


April 28

Vaughan News


From ‘Rural’ to ‘All the Rage’: Vaughan’s Editorial-Worthy Evolution (


Food Basics, No Frills, Sobeys, Longo's, LCBO employees with recent positive COVID-19 tests in York Region (


The proposed 413 highway would come with a steep environmental price, new report forecasts (


Highway 413 locks Ontario into a high-carbon future, says Environmental Defence (


York Region News


32-storey student residence at York University Markham campus 'critical piece' of puzzle (


Newmarket, Aurora receive more than $200K in funding, local MPPs announce (,


Aurora closes book on Library Square name; have your say on new moniker for major downtown project (


GTA News


As city committee debates e-scooters, concerns over ‘a missed opportunity’ (


Toronto is going ahead with curb lane closures for CafeTO -- but there’s no guarantee when outdoor dining can resume (


No drinking in Toronto’s public parks this summer: city committee kills proposal (


Toronto partnering with Vaccine Hunters Canada to connect residents with COVID-19 shots (


Provincial News


Ontario urges Ottawa to impose predeparture COVID-19 testing for domestic air travel (


April 27

Vaughan News


25,000 vaccines available to 35-plus, pregnant residents in York Region hot spots (,,


What you need to know about booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in York Region (,


Petition calls for vaccination of Vaughan residents aged 18+ in L4H Woodbridge postal codes (,


Crane Raised as Construction Heats Up for The Thornhill (


York Region News


UPDATE: Sick and nowhere to go? York Region offers free hotel rooms (


'It's literally a dump': Richmond Hill residents frustrated by garbage piling up at vacant lot (,


'Do we want brothels in Newmarket?': Council to tackle issue of body rub parlours (,


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


Newmarket homeless shelter among 4 non-profits sharing $230K in COVID relief funds (


GTA News


Toronto sending majority of vaccine doses to hot spots in coming weeks, expects boost in supply (


Toronto names 11 businesses affected by Section 22 closures, including a car dealership, a McDonald’s location and a meat boutique (,,


Toronto allocates additional $2M for mental health supports in areas hard hit by COVID-19 (


Provincial News


Ontario Expanding Innovative Models to Deliver Better, Connected Care (


Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals 45 and Over in Hot Spot Communities (


Canadian Armed Forces sending teams to Ontario as COVID-19 cases strain critical care capacity (,,,


Ontario considering boosting vaccines in COVID-19 hot spots (


Ontario calls for enhanced COVID-19 screening for interprovincial air travel (


April 26

Vaughan News


In conversation with Ann Rohmer (105.9 The Region)


Vaughan family struck by COVID-19, angered by 'nitpicky' parking tickets (,


What’s next? Vaughan has highest number of jobs in York Region that can't be done remotely (,


Sobeys, No Frills, FreshCo, Farm Boy, Longo's latest with positive COVID-19 tests in York Region (


Proposed new Toronto-area highway comes at a high cost to environment and personal health, say critics (


Transportation planning is vital to the future of the GTA (


York Region News


'People taking initiative': Markham residents removing bags from basketball hoops (


Richmond Hill councillor who blocked Twitter account found in breach of code of conduct (


After Peel threatens to close businesses, York begins reporting workplace outbreaks (,


'Such a tragic fiasco': Georgina residents 'shocked' Ontario government funding for-profit long-term care home (


GTA News


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


Toronto wants to make finding affordable housing easier with new citywide lottery system (


Toronto’s natural drainage systems, its ravines, get a makeover (


Federal News


Canadians over 30 should be offered AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, advisory body recommends (,