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Feb. 5

Vaughan News


New Vaughan hospital ready to welcome ICU patients to alleviate capacity issues (


Minister's zoning orders eroding democracy in Vaughan (


Let it flow: Citizens invited to share thoughts as Vaughan develops new urban water plan (


York Region News


Black History is for the entire community: Task Force collaborates to highlight the history around us (


Council connection: Georgina's COVID-19 programs extending into 2021 (


Richmond Hill mulls permeable paver on new driveways, sidewalks to decrease water run-off (


Georgina offering tax relief for home, property owners impacted by COVID-19 pandemic (


Stakes are too high to end the COVID-19 lockdown now: Region of York (


All cases of COVID-19 to be tested for UK variant beginning this week: Region (


Markham earns top marks in report on 31 Canadian municipalities (


Ontario providing transit funding for King, York (


Provincial News


Ontario considers steps to safe reopening amid fears of COVID-19 variants (


Ontario government is considering whether to cancel March Break in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (


Ontario changes rules allowing pet groomers to open under restrictions (


Feb. 4

Vaughan News


New CT and MRI scanners at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (


Committee agendas (NRU)


York Region News


Town of Newmarket exploring possibility of levying hotel tax (


4 things to know in Aurora: sinkhole, anti-racism task force, new park, energy plan (


Conservation authority celebrates restoration of wetlands in King, Innisfil (


Lace up your skates! Richmond Hill's Mill Pond, Lake Wilcox rinks expected to open Feb. 5 (


Here's why it may be time to up your mask game against COVID-19 (


Ontario denies Richmond Hill’s request to open up Greenbelt lands for industrial use (


Richmond Hill hospital gets $700K in funding from province to add 3 mental health beds (


King Township strives for efficiencies among staff (


Uncertain potential (NRU)


GTA News


Council approves redesign of busy downtown Yonge St. for pedestrians (,


‘Unmute yourself!’ Toronto council members are eager for the return of in-person meetings (


Toronto announces plan to combat disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities (,,,


Canary in the coal mine (NRU)


Clarifying core vision (NRU)


Provincial News


Enhanced Safety Measures in Place as In-Person Learning Resumes Across Ontario (,,,,


Ontario to launch autism services program in March with initial enrolment of 600 children (,


Feb. 3

Vaughan News


York school board aims to 'correct' actions causing hurt in Vaughan school renaming process (


COVID-19 task force hands down 30 charges in Markham, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora (


York Region police mourn death of officer who died after snowmobiling crash (


York Region News


Loblaws, Food Basics among latest York Region businesses with employees testing positive for COVID-19 (


Markham earns top marks in report on 31 Canadian municipalities (


'Full-blown stench': Stouffville teen launches petition calling for cannabis facility probe (


Mild 'historical' chemical contamination discovered in Newmarket tennis clubhouse (


Conservation authority completes wetlands restoration projects in King, Innisfil (


Despite warnings, some Newmarket residents still skating on Fairy Lake, rivers, ponds (


Dog attacks on Newmarket trail prompt reminder pets must be leashed (


Newmarket's fire department first in Canada to adopt new smart technology in its fleet (


GTA News


Ontario cities call for clarity on rules around pet grooming services under lockdown (


Slow-downs coming on Oshawa streets (


Oshawa residents calling for outdoor skating rink (


Toronto to consider ending parking minimums on new developments, imposing maximums instead (


Toronto mayor says 'more effort needed' on short-term rental regulations as another dubious tactic emerges (


Toronto City Council approves five-stop SmartTrack stations plan (


Provincial News


Ontario Continues Accelerated Vaccinations of Most Vulnerable Despite Vaccine Delays (,,


Ontario education minister to announce today when rest of schools will reopen (,


Feb. 2

York Region News


39 cases of fast-spreading COVID-19 U.K. variant found in York Region (


City of Markham named one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021 (


York Region Catholic board appoints new director of education (


Don't chicken out on allowing backyard hens in Aurora, resident urges (


Province investing $666K in Bradford, Georgina long-term care facilities (


Richmond Hill Winter Carnival goes virtual, featuring COVID-safe activities and contests (


Plans to dig up historic Georgina cemetery raise grave concerns (


GTA News


Toronto has registered 2,800 Airbnbs, but some wonder what happened to thousands of others? (


Toronto Community Centre Workers Vote to Strike If Necessary (


City councillors say they are running out of time to introduce new small business tax rate in 2021 (


City takes on BIA duties after disbanding group (

Provincial News


Ontario to announce on Wednesday when schools will reopen (,,,


Ontario confirms first case of South African COVID-19 variant (,,,


Ontario businesses will stay locked down until COVID-19 patients in ICU drop by more than half (


Mandatory COVID-19 testing for international travellers begins at Toronto’s Pearson airport (


Federal News

Canada on verge of deal to make COVID-19 vaccines at home (,


Trudeau, U.S. vice-president Kamala Harris talk COVID-19, Buy American and Montreal (


Feb. 1

Vaughan News


York Region urging feds to go further on international travel restrictions (


Vaughan's abrupt closure then reopening of ice rinks amplifies equity debate (


Music, books, poetry and more: Vaughan’s Black History Month goes virtual this February (


Celebrate Black History Month with virtual events in Newmarket, Vaughan, Aurora (


More than just books: Virtual fun to be had at York Region public libraries (


Will Canada's Wonderland open in May as planned? (,


Vaughan outpaces rest of York Region in condo, single-home sales in 2020 -- once again (


Will COVID show us how to build better housing? (,


York Region News


Markham library board in bad books with union over layoffs, ‘threats’ to staff (


Richmond Hill hospital receiving $700K for additional mental health beds (


Southlake closes Newmarket vaccine centre days after Premier Ford visit (


Sled sinks, owner manages to escape after cracked ice on Holland River (


'Magnificent day': Aurora residents cheer LPAT ruling for Henderson Forest (


School’s in session: Georgina Trades Training Inc. opens new facility (


Fire Away: Richmond Hill residents invited to share thoughts on fire protection services (


Markham Public Library launches bibliotherapy initiative to support mental wellness (


Province allocating additional $1.54M in funding to long-term-care homes in Newmarket (


GTA News


Toronto’s COVID-19 rules should be extended to June, public health chief urges (


Torontonians have complained a lot about COVID-19 rule breaking. But what about enforcement? (


Toronto drives home message to wear masks in condo common areas (


Provincial News


Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Variants (


COVID-19’s UK variant expected to surge in Ontario, modelling predicts (


Ontario must prioritize opening schools before other sectors, medical officers of health say (


Federal News


Airlines suspending certain flights, Ottawa introducing quarantine hotel stays to discourage travel (,,,,