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June 18

Vaughan News


Sam Roberts Band Headlines Vaughan's 2021 Virtual Canada Day Celebration (


VIDEO: Crowds of Vaughan fans celebrate Italy's soccer success (


York Region News


Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s top doctor, to retire in September (


Vaccination expansion continues as Aurora’s active cases dip into single digits (

East Gwillimbury completes construction of $18.5M operations centre (


Markham council rejects Metrolinx plan to tunnel subway under Thornhill neighbourhood (


Newmarket approves $40M budget to develop Mulock Farm, taxpayers off the hook for costs (


York Region aims to boost 1st-dose vaccinations as COVID-19 Delta variant looms (


North Gwillimbury Forest to be 'untouched forever' as public nature reserve, part of Greenbelt (


GTA News


Cannabis shops dead in Mississauga unless the province runs it on a trial basis (


City poised to hire manager to steer Hamilton safety and well-being plan (


Provincial News


Ontario to release full back-to-school plan for in-person learning in July (


All adults in Ontario to be eligible for 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine by June 28, province says (


Federal News


Cities should redo planning, permitting to align with housing strategy, minister says (


June 17

Vaughan News


Vaughan proposes city-wide Comprehensive Zoning By-law (NRU)


UPDATE: 1 man dead as Vaughan firefighters subdue Woodbridge house fire (,,,,


Two men critically injured in three-vehicle crash in Vaughan (,,


Vaughan Celebrates another healthcare milestone -- COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for June 16, 2021 (


‘We are scared’: Vaughan mothers say it’s important to speak with children about Islamophobia (


Vaughan gets more than $12M in infrastructure cash to upgrade 59 public facilities (


Vaughan gets more than $12M in infrastructure cash to upgrade 59 public facilities (


York Region News


Newmarket to honour York Pride organizer with Main Street rainbow bench (


Aurora's new public gathering space is right up your alley (


Richmond Hill launches age-friendly community initiative (


Ontario to Officially Open New Bloomington GO Station (


Pink Cars getting seniors vaccinated coast to coast (


YRDSB appoints principal to oversee anti-Black racism strategy (


Newmarket stands by crackdown on erotic massage, despite some protests (


"There's haircuts happening out there": officials urge for reopening of salons (


Feeling heat on MZOs, Ford government says it will add 6,000 acres to Ontario’s Greenbelt (


GTA News


‘Please don’t give up,’ Toronto’s public health chief tells people scrambling to get second-dose vaccine appointments (


This city street has half a dozen pedestrian tripping hazards in less than 50 metres. Some have been there for more than a year (


Can’t get a second vaccination appointment in Peel Region? Keep on trying says Loh (


Mississauga changing indoor mask bylaws and some face coverings no longer allowed (


Halton Region considers options for future development (NRU)


Pickering housing study and action plan (NRU)


Brampton considers garden suites (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario to update COVID-19 vaccination plan on Thursday afternoon (


Ontario is Enhancing the Greenbelt in York Region by Adding Conservation Lands (


June 16

Vaughan News


Nick Spensieri promoted to City Manager (


Vaughan restaurants among 8 charges laid for COVID-19 violations (


Vaughan businesses are focal point for York Region's non-compliance task force tally (


York Region closes vaccination clinic at Canada's Wonderland (


Ontario Science Centre celebrates six Canadian youths for innovative science projects (


Man allegedly hurls hate-based comments at 2 Muslim women at Vaughan's Pioneer Village TTC station (


Vaughan man accused of spitting, uttering slurs at COVID vaccine clinic (


Former Brampton senior city manager charged in alleged city hall cybersecurity data breach (


York Region News


York Region mayors fuming over province's plan to strike advisory panel for Upper York sewage plant (


Record number of users snap up 18K York Region vaccination appointments within an hour (


YRDSB asks schools to host 'drive-through' graduation celebrations (


'Racist agenda': Proposed Newmarket body rub parlour bylaw would harm low-income Asian workers, critics say (


Looking to join in on June activities in Newmarket? Here are 5 opportunities (


Newmarket toughens stance on use of stormwater ponds for skating (


Newmarket should strive for more inclusivity, engagement: report (


GTA News


Boost in Moderna vaccine supply lets Toronto open 30,000 new appointments (


'Wins all over the place': pollinator garden idea taking seed (


Pickering councillors can't decide on changing ward boundaries (


Scramble for COVID vaccines in Peel prompts calls for more community clinics (


Provincial News


Ontario Proposes New Transit-Oriented Communities Along Ontario Line (


June 15

Vaughan News


Canada's Wonderland to reopen on July 7 with some restrictions in place (


'Long overdue fun': Canada's Wonderland set to open July 7 (


What Does the Future of GTA Living Look Like? To Start, 20,000 Neighbours… (


York Region News


BREAKING: Richmond Hill mayor hopes to return to work at end of summer (


Richmond Hill unveils safe plan for reopening (


Hookah use permitted on patios as York Region restaurants reopen (


Markham groups 'instrumental' to York Region's vaccine effort (,


GTA News


Homebuilders want Toronto to offer more incentives to building affordable units (


Toronto cyclists forced out of Sherbourne Street bike lane by leftover construction signs and pylons (


Federal News


Awash in vaccine, now Canada plans to share with other countries. Is it too little, too late? (


B.C. moves past patios --to movie theatres, travel and outdoor gatherings of 50 --with Stage 2 of reopening Tuesday (


Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols (


Bicycle culture off to a slow start in Laval (

June 14

Vaughan News


How the Ford government’s love of MZOs is increasingly benefiting private developers with ties to PC and local politicians (,,


Here is what to expect in Vaughan as Ontario eases restrictions (


Have your say on 'alternative designs' to widen Kirby Road in Vaughan (


Community walk planned June 12 in Vaughan to show solidarity to London Muslim family (


Woodbridge Village Farmers Market -- June 26, 2021 (


Canada and Ontario invest over $12 million to fund infrastructure projects in Vaughan (


York Region News


York Region to cease weekend COVID-19 data updates (


York Region expands 2nd doses to anyone who got a first dose before May 10 (


York Region municipalities must carve out a future for affordable housing (


York Region ahead of GTA neighbours in flattening COVID-19 curve, top doc says (


What does Step 1 of reopening look like in Stouffville? (


Majority of trail users had negative experience with off-leash dogs in York Regional Forests: survey (


Have your say on Newmarket's Mulock Drive multi-use path (


Newmarket residents line up for free burlap to battle invasive moth outbreak (


'Barbaric and primitive': Newmarket man calls for fireworks ban ahead of Canada Day (,


'More cement, more concrete, more pavement': Read 8 comments about a proposed Aurora development (,


Fun in the Sun: Georgina welcomes back beach-goers (


King’s speed limit reduction a ‘good thing,’ resident says (


Stouffville Main Street gets ready for patio season with new temporary structures (


216 candles lit at Markham Civic Centre to remember Kamloops residential school victims (


GTA News


Scaled-back ActiveTO undermines city’s promises for the pandemic recovery, advocates say (


Toronto Wastes 103-Million Litres of Water Daily Due to Aging Pipes (


The TDSB is re-examining the names of its 583 schools. Can it find the right way to reflect the city’s diversity? (


'Stunning about-face' by some Milton councillors leads to failure of motion against contentious highway (


Provincial News


Ontario reopens some businesses (


Ontario Accelerates Second Doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (


A third of Ontario schools still have dangerous levels of lead in drinking water – two years after the province pledged to fix it (


Ontario’s changes to blue box recycling don’t go nearly far enough (