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March 5

Vaughan News


Troubling video shows vaccine-eager seniors lining hallways at Vaughan hospital (


Troubling video shows vaccine-eager seniors in line that stretches hallways at Vaughan hospital (


Province sending 9,300 more COVID-19 vaccine doses to York Region (


$3.9M from federal government helps create 92 new jobs at Vaughan, Bradford manufacturing companies (


York Region News


York Region's top doc predicts move to orange zone by March 15, no COVID-19 third wave (


York Region school board releasing anti-Black racism strategy (


'Epic fail': seniors shiver for more than 2 hours waiting for COVID-19 vaccines in Newmarket (,


Residents encouraged to #ShopRichmondHill to support Richmond Hill's small businesses during COVID-19 (


Town prepares to finalize Aurora Sports Dome purchase (


Markham fire division chief Matthew Keay promoted to deputy chief (


GTA News


‘It’s just a flu’: COVID prevention rules are often ignored on Toronto construction sites, workers tell the Star (


City staff recommend opening a big swath of Yonge Street to bike lanes and patios for summer (


Provincial News


Ontario Provides Additional Support for Municipalities During COVID-19 (,,,


Premiers push for major hike in health transfers ahead of 2021 federal budget (,


March 4

Vaughan News


Whisky & Cream for March 2 (


NDP calls on Ontario government to scrap plans for Highway 413 across northwest GTA (


Vaughan councillors 'flip-flop', axe support for $6B GTA West highway after public ‘squeals’ (


Vaughan withdraws support for GTA West highway (


Vaughan withdraws support for new 400-series highway (


More consultation needed on controversial GTA highway, province says as opposition grows (


Vaughan Council pulls support for Hwy. 413 (CP24)


Vaughan withdraws support for Highway 413 (CBC News Toronto)


Fostering accessibility (NRU)


Committee agendas (NRU)


York Region News


Don't want to co-operate with COVID-19 rules? You could face fines of $5K to $10M in York Region (


Time for the big reveal: Final design for Newmarket's Mulock Farm to be unveiled in March (


Markham’s Varley gallery gets piece of $25M provincial pie to support starving arts sector (


York’s teams eager to administer vaccines (


Protecting the watershed (NRU)


GTA News


Toronto, Peel region ask to move to COVID-19 grey zone, caution against 'chasing normal too quickly' (,,,


Addressing the climate emergency (NRU)


Offering choices vs. maintaining character (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario Hires 100 Additional Health and Safety Inspectors (


March 3

Vaughan News


Vaughan council yanks its support for the controversial GTA highway in a ‘stunning’ vote (


Trustees in York Region rename Vaughan high school after late Somali-Canadian journalist (,


Vaughan hoping to encourage cycling, walking along Teston Road, seeking feedback on improvements (


‘He needs a haircut’: Doug Ford visits Vaughan salon to show support to small businesses (


Longo's, No Frills, Fortinos, McDonald's employees in York Region test positive for COVID-19 (


York Region News


York Region's COVID-19 vaccine rollout rocky but rapid (


Why York Region’s top doctor is following a different COVID-19 pandemic path than Toronto, Peel (


'It doesn't make sense': East Gwillimbury only municipality in region without vaccine site planned (


GTA News


Toronto Public Library drops overdue fines for kids, and might go further (


Toronto Public Health moderates child isolation guidelines (


Toronto has seen a spike in residents being bitten or scratched by raccoons amid COVID-19 pandemic (,


Provincial News


Ontario Provides More Than $1 Billion In Support for Small Business (


Ontario government moving to license tow truck drivers in effort to crack down on violence (


March 2

Vaughan News


Vaccinations for York residents 80+ are now fully booked (CP24)


Vaughan seeks public input on city's emerging downtown core (


SmartVMC Community Continues Expansion With New Mixed-Use Development (


Another Vaughan Catholic elementary school closed due to COVID-19 (


York Region News


COVID-19 vaccine appointments fully booked in York Region, Hamilton reports issues due to high demand (,,,


Following teen death, Richmond Hill regional councillor comes under fire over foster care company (


Newmarket announces plans to reopen programs amid COVID-19 red zone, cut services (


Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority reminds residents to be careful around waterways (


Stouffville keeping town facilities, including gym, pool and arenas, closed for now (


‘It just doesn’t seem right’: Markham council asked Doug Ford’s government to fast-track development in farmland despite opposition from residents and staff (


GTA News


Toronto starting COVID-19 vaccinations for some police officers (


Toronto plans more than 350 sites for COVID-19 immunizations -- the largest vaccination in the city’s history (


‘Code red:’ New climate change study finds carbon emissions are steadily rising in Toronto and the GTA (


Provincial News


Ontario Supports Modernization of Municipal Services (


Ontario moves to regulate towing industry in bid to stop violence and corruption (


March 1

Vaughan News


Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan talks about Re-Opening of City (Gente de Nossa TV)


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


Cat rescue charity continues battle with Vaughan for licence to operate shelter (


Health officials name Vaughan, Ont. business where 53 workers contracted COVID-19 (,


East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan schools have new cases of COVID-19 (


York Region News


East Gwillimbury unveils recreational options during red-control zone period (


Bid to allow backyard chickens in Aurora flies the coop (


What are your favourite places in Richmond Hill? Public invited to plan ‘centrepiece of York Region’ (


GTA News


Peel Region’s push to reopen concerns Toronto’s mayor, as COVID-19 shows signs of rebound (,


Mimico street the city’s hotspot for speeding, new photo radar data reveals (


Ontario gives Toronto OK to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of homeless people (


Provincial News


Ontario Activates Emergency Brake in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit (


Federal News


Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine, with first doses expected to arrive next week (