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Dec. 17

Vaughan News


Gus Michaels named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager for community services (


Gus Michaels named Vaughan’s new deputy city manager for community services (


Year-round funding for Newmarket homeless shelter rejected by York council (


York Region News


York Region finalizes 2022 budget with 2.96% rate increase (


Developer donates 16 acres for parks, trails, greenspace in Newmarket (


Newmarket residents question bike lanes, sidewalks for McCaffrey reconstruction (


York Regional Police's $376.8M operating budget includes hiring 27 new members (


York Region school boards prepare for possibility of remote learning after break (


York Region’s first Black-led community centre opens its doors (


York Region opening 3 new mass vaccination clinics as omicron variant spreads (


Town of East Gwillimbury passes 2022 budget with 1% tax increase (


GTA News


City closing some Flamborough facilities, programs to fight Omicron (


Hamilton shuts down facilities and opens new vaccine clinic to fight Omicron (


Almost 20 'upscale' townhouses proposed for Mississauga neighbourhood (


Town of Oakville finalizes budget; reduces tax increase to 1.57 percent (


New Pickering dog park will be dedicated to late councillor Ian Cumming (


Toronto city council to move ahead with controversial $1.4B snow-clearing deal (


Toronto city council votes to help fight Quebec's Bill 21 in court after Brampton calls for support (


Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger proposes fight against Quebec's Bill 21 (


Popular ActiveTO program here to stay as city council votes to make 7 routes permanent (


Provincial News


Ontario Launching Holiday Pop-Up Testing Blitz (


Dec. 16

Vaughan News


A year in review (CP24)


Toy Mountain; special event in Vaughan (CP24)


Toy Mountain; special event in Vaughan (CTV News)


LA Fitness, Starbucks, Subway and 3 more York Region businesses fined by COVID-19 task force (


Ontario saw more than $38 Billion in new construction and renovations in 2021 (


York Region News


Fireworks, skating, swimming, concerts and buskers all part of Newmarket's New Year's Eve fun (


Newmarket passes 1.99% tax increase on town's portion of 2022 property tax bill (


Richmond Hill to celebrate New Year's Eve virtually (


Aurora will ring in the new year with daytime swimming and skating followed by family fun party at night (


Aurora developing its first-ever Public Art Master Plan (NRU)


East Gwillimbury passes budget with 0% increase on property taxes (


GTA News


Why Toronto's controversial vehicle registration tax could make a comeback (


Caledon introduces interim-control bylaws around transit stations (NRU)


Burlington’s needs and opportunities report (NRU)


Affordable housing model could relieve Brantford-area housing (NRU)


Brampton calls on cities across Canada to 'join the fight' against Quebec's Bill 21 (


Toronto to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine clinics ahead of expected demand for 3rd doses (


Provincial News


Ontario opens up booster shots for 18 and up starting Monday, announces new capacity limits (


School boards in Ontario proactively prepare in case of switch to remote learning (


Dec. 15

Vaughan News


City launches new study on road safety (


Grin and bear it: Super-vax clinic opens for ages 5 to 11 in Vaughan (


UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 14, 2021: A step-by-step guide to Vaughan’s planning process (


UrbanToronto Updates from the forIndustry December 14, 2021: City launches new study on road safety (


York Region News


Newmarket invites public to examine McCaffrey Road reconstruction plans (


Aurora unveils 450-tile community mural at town hall (


Markham residents, city face off over backyard hockey rink (


9 candidates certified to run in 2022 Richmond Hill mayoral byelection (


'Playing politics with Lake Simcoe' Georgina resident urges politicians to focus on climate crisis (


GTA News


Deputy-mayor hopes county-led municipal review can keep Innisfil 'unique' (


Ajax capital budget: Here are some big projects planned for 2022 (


Proposed esports venue at Exhibition Place goes before Toronto city council (


Approve controversial $1.4B snow-clearing deal or put public at risk, Toronto councillors told (


Provincial News


Ontario has logged more than 10,000 COVID cases in schools (


Ontario premier expected to make COVID booster shot announcement in bid to curb omicron (


Federal News


Ottawa to toughen international travel restrictions as omicron concerns escalate (


Dec. 14

Vaughan News


Social enterprise and purpose-driven businesses thrive in Vaughan (National Post)


Social Enterprise and Purpose-Driven Businesses Thrive in Vaughan (


Make fire prevention part of your Christmas and holiday tradition (


Make fire prevention part of your Christmas and holiday tradition (


York Region News


'Urgent action needs to be taken:' York’s top doc offers grim COVID-19 outlook (


'Designed with business owners in mind': Aurora responds to pandemic's impact on labour market (


Two Newmarket residents named environmental champions (


'It's only going to get worse': Stouffville moves toward silencing GO train horns (


Stouffville Strawberry Festival looking for new volunteers for 2022 (


Newmarket's first Black-led community centre to provide education, connection (


Newmarket hydro poles, trees damaged by weekend wind storm (


GTA News


Toronto backtracks on return-to-office plans for city employees as Omicron spreads (


Former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman remembered as larger-than-life man, politician (


Provincial News


Ontario now the lone province without federal child care deal - but talks progressing well, both sides say (


Ontario government moves to speed boosters, tighten rules at nursing homes as Omicron spreads (


Ontario government, City of Toronto postpone return to work plan for employees (


Federal News


Tam underlines need for COVID-19 rapid tests, boosters to help control another wave as Omicron escalates (


Dec. 13

Vaughan News


Mayor Bevilacqua recaps Vaughan’s 2021 achievements (CHIN TV)


Remembering Mel Lastman (CP24)


Mayor Bevilacqua recaps Vaughan’s 2021 achievements (105.9 The Region)


Remembering Mel Lastman -- round up (CP24)


Remembering Mel Lastman (CBC News)


Remembering Mel Lastman (CBC Radio)


‘A passionate community builder’: Here’s what they’re saying about the death of Mel Lastman (


City receives 2021 Ontario Culture Days Spotlight Award (


City pot shop bans remain (


Government silence on York Region’s proposal to open up the Greenbelt is deafening (


Crews respond to downed trees, hydro lines as strong winds sweep southern Ontario (


QuadReal's Assembly Park Community in Vaughan Growing with Menkes (


York Region News


'It's only going to get worse': Stouffville moves toward silencing GO train horns (


'Community safety is the whistle that blows': East Gwillimbury not interested in silencing GO Train (


Richmond Hill council delivers second consecutive property tax freeze (


Markham boosts winter road maintenance with 2nd operations yard (


COUNCIL CONNECTION: Budget approvals mean upgrades for Georgina's Ward 5 (


'Unprecedented market conditions': Cost estimate for new East Gwillimbury recreation facility balloons to $67M (


From 'travesty' to possibilities: Newmarket residents initially opposed to development now see opportunities (


York Region to launch school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics, expand booster dose eligibility (


Richmond Hill Coun. Carmine Perrelli provokes the ire of integrity commissioner, again (


'Moving quickly toward our goal': The push is on to vaccinate kids in 5 to 11 age group (


GTA News


Town of Oakville council lays out transit priorities (


Hamilton residents will have to wait until next February to get their leaves picked up (


'Policies in place for a bloody reason': Mississauga rejects 11-storey condo near waterfront (


Provincial News


Housing affordability should be a municipal concern, not just a national one (


Ontario Taking Action to Protect Against Omicron Variant (