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March 12

Vaughan News


New Mobility Management Strategy delivers a safe, sustainable and efficient transportation system (


York Region News


Council could be limited in decision-making over new sidewalks (


Seeds, walks, mystery bags and more: How GTA libraries are bringing communities together through COVID-19 (


'Answered call to an urgent need': Firefighters make deliveries to those in need (


Flags at half-mast as Newmarket remembers lives lost in 1 year of global pandemic (


East Gwillimbury to assist seniors in booking vaccine appointments (


Opening of second Newmarket vaccination clinic put on hold temporarily (


'Not what we were expecting': Cases rising, as many businesses break COVID-19 rules, says top doc (


'No' to Orange Zone, 'Yes' to more vaccines: 5 take-aways for York Region in the battle against COVID-19 (


Near $17 million investment will address transit shortfalls due to COVID-19 (


GTA News


Ontario Provides Land for a Community Hub and Arts Centre in Toronto (


Ontario Activates Emergency Brake in Sudbury Public Health Region (


Peel Region mayors call for move to COVID-19 red-control zone after being placed under grey-lockdown (


Senior Toronto manager drops the f-word in ‘hot mic’ moment during marathon council meeting (


Why did the city stick these crosswalk poles right in the way of pedestrians? The reason isn’t easy to see (


Provincial News


Ontario Providing Support to Local Fire Services During COVID-19 (


Ontario finance minister to deliver budget on March 24 (


Ontario to offer sign-language classes in high schools in all boards (


Federal News


Feds unveil first-ever dedicated fund for active transportation (


March 11

Vaughan News


VMC Secondary Plan Update identifies development pressures (NRU)


Woodbridge College in Vaughan closed after COVID-19 case count rises to 20 (


Opinion: Environment assessment of GTA West Corridor shouldn't be weaponized to shut the project down (


Toronto city council votes to oppose provincial plans for Highway 413 in northwest GTA (


Vaughan officially axes endorsement for 'unnecessary' GTA west highway (


York Region News


Newmarket unveils final design concept for Mulock property (


Richmond Hill named Tree City of the World (


'It brings us into our future': Stouffville to unveil new look after branding project (


Spammers use Newmarket Facebook town hall meeting on Mulock Farm to ask residents for credit card information (


Addressing the affordable housing crisis in York Region (NRU)


'The writing is on the wall': Beacon Hall members narrowly vote down $250M bid for land (


New electric vehicle chargers coming to King Township (


Vaccinations in York continue at fast pace (


Markham supports residents in planting trees with LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program, including a contactless delivery option (


York Region school board scratches summer camp programs, but summer school ‘proceeding where possible’ (


GTA News


Study finds Toronto rivers and watershed contaminated with road salt -- even in summer (


Toronto council rejects attempt to get more information about returning to the Scarborough LRT plan (


Mississauga mayor pushing for City to be in Red Zone 'with or without' Brampton (


Toronto passes 'sobering milestone,' hits 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases (


Whitby adopts its first Culture Plan (NRU)


Provincial News


Ontario Marks One Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic (


Ontario to begin bookings for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, health minister says (


Ontario Pharmacies and Primary Care Settings to Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations (


Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force (


Proposed legislation would exempt MZOs from adherence to PPS (NRU)


Federal News


Canada on track to receive 36.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by July (


March 10

Vaughan News


‘We will never stop’: Ford government approves 6 new zoning orders as backlash grows (,,


Catholic elementary schools in Vaughan, King closed due to COVID-19 (


COVID-19 enforcement team doles out 52 non-compliance charges across York Region (


Vaughan’s new hospital has begun planning for full opening, but no official date set (


Vaughan Muslim women discuss ‘Does a Creator Exist’ on International Women’s Day (


York Region News


Outdoor rinks at Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons closed for season (


Newmarket launching online platform, app to book ice time, meeting rooms (


1,000 additional vaccines available for York Region seniors aged 80+ (


'Tremendous progress': York Region vaccinates more than one-third of residents 80 and older (


Markham recognized as a global Smart21 Community for second consecutive year (


GTA News


Residents want Little Jamaica named a heritage conservation district. The city says that’s ‘not the best fit’ for the area (


‘This can be an emotionally charged issue’: City removes makeshift shelters from Toronto’s public parks, sparking anger (


Why won’t Toronto vaccinate residents around the clock starting next week? We ask the man with the plan (


Declare urgent need for survival of strong local journalism, Mayor John Tory tells Toronto city council (


Urban coyotes are literally full of garbage -- and that's risky for humans, study suggests (


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


Peel Public Health investigating COVID-19 cases on Brampton transit (


Motion tabled to end city advertising in controversial Italian-Canadian newspaper (


Provincial News


Ontario about to reveal which pharmacies will get vaccines for seniors aged 60 to 64 (


Ontario to spend $255 million to address COVID-19 outbreaks in homeless shelters (


March 9

Vaughan News


Hwy. 413 project must be stopped-- opinion (


'It's a disaster': Halton MPs join chorus of voices opposing GTA West Corridor highway (


Vaughan, Aurora, East Gwillimbury public schools closed due to COVID-19 (


York Region News


York Region puts 2nd dose appointments on hold for COVID-19 vaccine (


New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the Township of King (


Summer of George!: Aurora mayor invokes memory of Seinfeld's Costanza as disc golf course pondered (


GTA News


City says it's ready to open 3 mass vaccination sites early as more doses secured (


Businesses on Toronto-York Region border frustrated with COVID-19 framework (


Ford’s change to development rules is a massive overreach (


Hamilton development plan directing stormwater into Red Hill Creek surprises Indigenous advocates who say they weren't consulted (


Provincial News


Steady Progress being made to Implement Ontario's Flooding Strategy (


Ontario reports 1,631 new COVID-19 cases, but official says data issues put count likely closer to 1,300 (


Ford supports some workers getting paid time off to roll up their sleeve (


Federal News


Federal government rules out March budget as it evaluates lockdowns, new variants (


March 8

Vaughan News


The Lineups at Vaughan Mills Today Are So Long They Loop Around The Mall (


Vaughan high school to be renamed after Somali-Canadian journalist (


GTA West highway is dying a slow death. Ford government should put it out of its misery (


United Way Local Leaders: Thank you for leading the way (


More than 63K residents moving into Vaughan’s emerging downtown core by 2031 (


Despite YRDSB’s 1st strategy on anti-Black racism, newly launched data tool to show ‘ugly truth’ (


York Region News


'Heartbroken to see it': Town helps resolve 'unacceptable' lines at Newmarket vaccination clinic (


WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?: Towers of 42 and 45 storeys proposed across from Hillcrest Mall (


Newmarket outdoor patios set to reopen beginning April 9 (


Stouffville library serving as drop-off point for tax returns of low-income earners (


More funding for municipalities to address COVID-19-related operating costs (


Moving York Region forward: Ontario pumps $16M into future of York Regional Transit (


UPDATE: Roll up your sleeve: York Region rolls out more than 66,000 COVID-19 vaccines (


‘A pleasant experience’: No lineups at York region vaccination sites (


GTA News


Toronto responds to criticism that it is falling behind other regions in vaccinating people over the age of 80 (


Toronto is changing the locations of all of its speed cameras (


Employees working from home could save city millions: report (


Hefty fines were supposed to help enforce COVID-19 rules in Ontario. But almost a year into the pandemic few have been paid (


Provincial News


Ontario Launches Consultation to Strengthen Municipal Codes of Conduct (


Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan (


Federal News


‘Can’t imagine not having one’: municipalities weigh in on communications officer debate (