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Jan. 22

Vaughan News


New Vaughan Hospital to ease COVID-19 fears (


1st MZO deputation for high-density development outside Vaughan planning process irks councilors (


COVID-19 positivity rates in Vaughan, Markham neighbourhoods 3-times higher than Ontario average in early January (


Process questioned after Vaughan private firm picked for long-term-care home (


Bitter dispute over renaming a Vaughan school after Somali woman leads to accusations of anti-Semitism, racism (


York Region News


Richmond Hill councillor allegedly broke quarantine after travelling from Aruba amid lockdown (


Ban big box stores from selling non-essential items: Aurora, Newmarket, Georgina mayors (


York Region receiving nearly $17M to support transit services (


York Region to open isolation centre for COVID-19 (


Richmond Hill blood centre calls for donors to save lives (


Aurora to open warming centre during extreme weather conditions (


Newmarket waiving tax penalties, offering rebates for seniors, businesses (


GTA News


Kristyn Wong-Tam leads activists in filing injunction to halt Foundry demolition (


Toronto councillors warn First Parliament area 'not for sale' as province seeks to seize historic site (


Federal News


Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment (,,,,


Jan. 21

Vaughan News


‘Who decided to close the ice rinks?’ Vaughan councillors discuss possible return of skating (


Is Vaughan skating on thin ice? Why decision to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hill amid COVID concerns is a misstep on a slippery slope (


Employees at grocery stores in Newmarket, Vaughan, Markham, LCBO in Richmond Hill test positive for COVID-19 (


Walmarts, Shoppers, Costco among York Region stores violating COVID-19 rules (,,


Thornhill’s Walmart is the first nationwide to have kosher bakery, GNC and K-W Optique (


Committee agendas (NRU)


York Region News


Affordable modular transition (NRU)


COVID-19 antibodies 'holy grail' treatment among clinical trials underway at Markham hospital (


Recovery time: Georgina continues business grants, patio programs (


Markham among fastest growing cities with $966M increase in property assessment (


O Canada! Newmarket politicians all report staying home during pandemic (


Aurora politicians stay grounded in Canada during pandemic (


‘Robust’ search function, online payments features of new King website (


Richmond Hill library removes fines for late returns in 2021 (


'Silver lining': Newmarket asking York Region to expand parking at forest trails (

GTA News


Places to grow? (NRU)


Harmony Road proposal approved (NRU)


Making a village (NRU)


Toronto councillors vote to review parking minimums (


Provincial News


In-person learning remains suspended across GTA, other PHUs to see students return to class Monday (,,


Federal News


Trudeau, party leaders extend congratulations to new U.S. President Joe Biden (


Conservatives have voted to expel Derek Sloan from caucus (,,


Jan. 20

Vaughan News


Outgoing Vaughan fire chief makes more history as first woman in role in Mississauga (,


Vaughan staff member salts skating rink for COVID-19 lockdown (


Vaughan fire crews quickly quell rooftop blaze on Langstaff Road (


York Region News


'Death sentence': Aurora, Newmarket residents work to rid towns of 'inhumane' conibear traps (

GTA News


Toronto councillors demand a halt to Dominion Foundry demolition (,


Provincial News


Ford appeals to Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccine doses for Ontario (


Member of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination task force resigns after travel outside country (


Federal News

Canada will not receive any of its promised COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer next week (,,,


Jan. 19

Vaughan News


Ontario opens hospital to handle surge (CTV News Channel)


The Press Gallery (CTV News Power Play)


New hospital to open in Vaughan (Global News Radio 640 Toronto)


UPDATE: Vaughan hospital to become Ontario's first COVID-19 pandemic hospital (,


Ontario Adding Over 500 Hospital Beds to Expand Critical Care Capacity (,,,,,,


Premier Ford’s 1 p.m. press conference (CP24)


Province to open pandemic-concentrated hospital in Vaughan to help manage surge in cases (


Shoppers Drug Mart employees in Georgina, Vaughan test positive for COVID-19 (


Video of worker salting Thornhill ice rink sparks outrage (


Is the right time to review Vaughan’s electoral wards during the pandemic? (


Woodbridge LTC home to be managed by Mackenzie Health to curb COVID-19 outbreak (,,


York Region News


Stouffville opens outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills (


Newmarket's Cedar Centre planning for youth advocacy centre (


Newmarket Public Library CEO Todd Kyle starts new chapter in Brampton (


GTA News


Despite outcry from residents and city, province starts demolition at Eastern Ave. heritage site (


Toronto’s lack of snow clearing a slippery slope for pandemic-weary residents looking for outdoor escape (


Mayor John Tory nixes idea of making masks mandatory outdoors (


'Disappointing' vaccine slowdown dooms Toronto vax clinic (


Provincial News


Ontario must cut COVID-19 cases to 1,000 daily to lift lockdowns, top doctor says (


Jan. 18

Vaughan News

Vaughan to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hills and dog park (CP24)


Vaughan shuts down some outdoor amenities (City News)


Vaughan bans some outdoor activities to reduce spread (Global News)


New outdoor restrictions in Vaughan (CBC News Toronto)


Outdoor winter recreations closed (Ora Qui)


Jim Richards Show (Newstalk1010)


City of Vaughan has shut down dog parks, toboggan hills and skating rinks (680 News)


Vaughan closes skating rinks (105.96 The Region)


Vaughan closing skating rinks (Newstalk1010)


Vaughan to close skating rinks, toboggan hills and the dog park (CBC Here and Now)


Vaughan closes rinks, toboggan hill and dog park (Global News at Noon)


Vaughan to close outdoor rinks, toboggan hills and dog park (CP24)


Vaughan closing ice rinks, toboggan hills and the dog parks (Breakfast Television)


Vaughan closes ice rinks, toboggan hills and the dog park (Newstalk 1010)


City of Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog park due to stay-at home order (,,


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog parks to strengthen stay-at-home order (


Vaughan closes outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills and dog parks (


Vaughan closes several outdoor amenities amid new COVID-19 provincial restrictions (


City of Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill and dog park amid stay-at home order (


The City Of Vaughan Just Shut Down Many Of Its Outdoor Recreational Activities (


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill, dog park in bid to curb COVID-19 (


Vaughan shuts outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hill, dog park to curb COVID-19 (


Vaughan closes skating rinks, toboggan hill due to Stay at Home order (




Vaughan shuts down outdoor skating rinks, toboggan hills, dog parks as part of COVID-19 restrictions (


Ontario to open dedicated pandemic hospital in Vaughan as COVID-19 surges (


14 staff test positive for COVID-19 at Fortinos in Vaughan over past month (


York Region News


York Region torn on whether to stand by or abandon sewage treatment project (


York Region school board postpones deadline for elementary students’ request model (


WHAT’S GOING HERE?: 4 apartment buildings proposed near Yonge Street and Major Mackenzie Drive (


Richmond Hill plants nearly 10,000 trees in joint effort with community in 2020 (


Stay at home! Richmond Hill closes tennis courts, reduces skating hours in response to new provincial orders (


Get outside: What the stay-at-home order means in Georgina (


Aurora allows outdoor skating and tobogganing with face masks, physical distancing (


GTA News


Can kids stop and chat on a Toronto skating rink? City staff on what is -- and isn’t -- allowed under Ontario’s new stay-at-home order (


Provincial News


Ontario Launches 2021 Budget Consultations (


Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Act Orders (


Ontario to expand big-box-retail blitz amid widespread rule violations, Labour Minister says (