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May 14

Vaughan News

 

York Region transitioning vaccine bookings to provincial system (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Safely enjoying fireworks from home for Victoria Day (Yorkregion.com)

 

Safely enjoying fireworks from home for Victoria Day (Thestar.com)

 

Digitizing healthcare delivery (Smart Buildings)

 

York Region News

 

Men’s emergency shelter eyed for south Aurora (Thestar.com)

 

'Public health and health of economy are interdependent': businesses getting rapid COVID-19 tests (Yorkregion.com)

 

Will I get my second dose? Is a fourth wave coming? York Region gets an update on COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

Aurora completes first three milestones in national climate protection program (Yorkregion.com)

 

Mayors call for “predictability” on what will follow stay-at-home order (Thestar.com)

 

Town of East Gwillimbury launches new mobile-friendly website (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto to cancel summer events for 2nd year in a row (680News.com, Thestar.com, Torontosun.com, Ctvnews.ca)

 

Hamilton LRT was ‘a condition’ of a bigger transit deal between province, feds (Globalnews.ca)

 

The physical distancing circles are back at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto (Ctvnews.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario to keep stay-at-home order until 'at least' June 2, Ford says (Cbc.ca, Yorkregion.com, Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Nationalpost.com, Torontosun.com)

 

Ontario schools to stick with online learning for now despite vaccines coming for youth (Cbc.ca, Thestar.com)

 

Federal News

 

Trudeau cleared in WE Charity scandal but former finance minister broke conflict law, says ethics watchdog (Cbc.ca, Thestar.com)

 

May 13

Vaughan News

 

York Region's drinking water quality scores 100% in Chief Drinking Water Report (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region COVID-19 enforcement team hands out 19 non-compliance charges (Thestar.com)

 

Police investigating after possibly anti-Semitic banners placed in Vaughan (Globalnews.ca, newmarkettoday.ca, 680News.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region News

 

Anger growing in Thornhill neighbourhood atop planned Yonge North subway extension (Globalnews.ca, Thepeakfm.com)

 

No parking: Georgina increases parking fines along Lake Simcoe (Yorkregion.com)

 

'More skin in the game': Stouffville Chamber of Commerce gets taxpayer money to improve downtown (Yorkregion.com)

 

Seneca College, Kingbridge Centre bringing innovation hub to King to help 'grow the green economy' (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto not yet ready to consider reopening schools, city's top doctor suggests (Cbc.ca)

 

Torontonians aged 40-plus eligible for vaccination at city-run clinics starting Thursday (Thestar.com)

 

Toronto to purchase dozens of new streetcars from Thunder Bay Alstom plant (Cp24.com)

 

Tribunal sides with developer who owns air rights vs. Toronto in dispute over Rail Deck Park (Cp24.com)

 

Formalizing offsetting policy (NRU)

 

Accommodating more (NRU)

 

Getting employment lands shovel-ready (NRU)

 

Enabling affordability (NRU)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Continues to Expand Access to Rapid Testing for Workplaces (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Over 50 per cent of Ontario Adults Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Ontario pledges $340K to help combat anti-Asian racism through school programs (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario planning to vaccinate youth aged 12-17 by June, guidance on 2nd AstraZeneca shot coming (Toronto.Citynews.ca)

 

Ontario government failed to track $4.4-billion in COVID-19 relief spending, audit finds (Theglobeandmail.com)

 

May 12

Vaughan News

 

Should Vaughan council grow some more? Resident spurs talk of adding 6th ward councillor (Yorkregion.com)

 

Georgina marina, Markham barbershop, Vaughan sports facility among 19 charges for COVID-19 violations (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Canada's Wonderland postpones 2021 opening date due to provincial restrictions (680News.com, Torontosun.com)

 

York Region News

 

Ottawa Joins Ontario in Making Historic Investments in Greater Toronto Area Transit (News.Ontario.ca, Torontosun.com, Yorkregion.com, Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Citynews.com)

 

Richmond Hill councillor tells 'cautionary tale' of COVID infection, pleads for vigilance (Yorkregion.com, Thestar.com)

 

Federal government denies request for Bradford Bypass assessment, leaving environmental groups concerned (Yorkregion.com)

 

5 employees at Stouffville Walmart test positive for COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

Update: After second public outcry, Aurora mayor moves to ban beaver traps (Yorkregion.com)

 

Former Metrolinx and City of Toronto directors part of Markham's new senior staff roster (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

'Iconic' bridge sails into Toronto harbour, one step closer to city’s newest island (Ctvnews.ca)

 

Clerical errors in Toronto court services 'rare,' city says (Torontosun.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario hasn’t ruled out reopening schools where COVID cases low, but concerns remain (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario pauses first doses of AstraZeneca over clot concerns (Thestar.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Nationalpost.com, Torontosun.com, Cbc.ca, Ctvnews.ca)

 

Ontario golf courses will remain closed during COVID-19 stay-at-home order, solicitor general says (Thestar.com)

 

May 11

Vaughan News

 

Mayors want predictability on restrictions (CP24)

 

The Thornhill (Urbantoronto.ca)

 

York Region News

 

Rising incidence rate of children under 5 with COVID-19 'disturbing': York Region MOH (Newmarkettoday.ca, Yorkregion.com)

 

Newmarket Public Library re-opens The Lendery with tools, appliances, sports equipment and more for loan (Yorkregion.com)

 

Richmond Hill names new integrity commissioner (Yorkregion.com, Thestar.com)

 

Newmarket neighbours raise parking concerns about Davis townhouse development (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto officials urge province to extend lockdown but reopen outdoor facilities (Cbc.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

People with at-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario today (Thestar.com, Ctvnews.ca)

 

Ontario lacks AstraZeneca supply ahead of second-shot eligibility: Elliott (Torontosun.com, Theglobeandmail.com, Yorkregion.com)

 

Ontario's stay-at-home order will likely be extended into June to avoid fourth COVID-19 wave (Ctvnews.ca, Theglobeandmail.com, Thestar.com, Cbc.ca, Globalnews.ca)

 

Ontario's plan to overhaul Blue Box program stalls, leaving sector 'on hold' (Cbc.ca)

 

May 10

Vaughan News

 

York Region's drinking water gets top marks (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Feds step in for assessment of GTA West corridor (Thestar.com)

 

Documents reveal 14 employees at 7 Walmart stores in York Region recently test positive for COVID-19 (Yorkregion.com)

 

Another 15 grocery stores in York Region report recent positive COVID-19 tests (Yorkregion.com)

 

What’s going on here? TRCA planning aerial spraying in Caledon, Brampton, Woodbridge, Stouffville (Caledonenterprise.com)

 

York Region News

 

50 per cent of adults in York Region have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Cp24.com, Ctvnews.ca, Yorkregion.com)

 

Keeping rainwater out of the basement (Thestar.com)

 

'Crisis in confrontations': hot tempers, confusion plague Newmarket vaccine clinic (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region ramping up rollout: When do you qualify for COVID-19 vaccine? (Yorkregion.com)

 

'Barbaric': Aurora 'sneakily' resuming use of inhumane conibear beaver traps, woman says (Yorkregion.com)

 

Markham announces plans to commemorate '50 years of excellence' (Yorkregion.com)

 

You can help design Aurora's diversity wall mural to celebrate Canada's multicultural mosaic (Yorkregion.com)

 

$40-million price tag to build Newmarket's Mulock Property won't fall on taxpayers (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Council approves U.S firm’s controversial contract for online payment system (Thestar.com)

 

GTA regions ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations this week (680News.com)

 

'Hold onto the light': Toronto to vaccinate 50% of all adults with first doses this weekend (Ctvnews.ca)

 

City says enforcing alcohol ban in Toronto parks 'not a priority' (Torontosun.com)

 

City of Toronto calls for action against the surging price of construction material (Cbc.ca)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario Continues to Expand Booking Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to More Ontarians (News.Ontario.ca)

 

Federal News

 

4th wave of COVID-19 likely, seasonal return may be inevitable if Canada reopens too fast (Cbc.ca)

 

Canada to get two million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts (Thestar.com)

 

May 7

Vaughan News

 

Highway 427 extension in Vaughan sits empty amid legal battle between province, consortium (Globalnews.com)

 

Brand new Highway 427 extension in Vaughan sits unused (News.yahoo.ca)

 

What happens next with Ontario’s Highway 413? (Nationalobserver.com)

 

York Region News

 

Speed humps coming to portion of Centre Street to discourage wrong-way drivers (Thestar.com)

 

Aurora invites residents to help design Korean War Memorial (Yorkregion.com)

 

Are you prepared for emergency? Newmarket, Aurora fire department says this is week to make sure (Yorkregion.com)

 

York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre (Bradfordtoday.ca)

 

York Region public board offering hybrid learning for 2021-22 school year (Newmatkettoday.ca)

 

Markham appoints key members to leadership team (Markhamstaffnews.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Toronto Public Health issues new order limiting in-person school attendance (Thestar.com)

 

City manager condemns TDSB's decision to file $90M lawsuit over York Memorial Collegiate fire (CBC.ca)

 

Toronto bans electric scooters over safety concerns and not everyone is pleased (BlogTO.com)

 

'Status quo isn't working': Toronto proposing city-wide rules for legal rooming houses (Thestar.com)

 

Pilot project will test dog owners’ willingness to dump doggy-doo in trash bins (Thestar.com)

 

Toronto council votes to give tree maintenance contracts to firms called out by auditor general (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

All Ontarians 18+ eligible for vaccine come May 24 (Thestar.com)

 

Ontarians urged to celebrate Mother's Day virtually (Torontosun.com)

 

Federal News

 

More than 650,000 AstraZeneca doses to arrive in the 'coming weeks': Fortin (CBC.ca)

 

May 6

Vaughan News

 

York Region expands COVID-19 vaccine bookings to those 18+ in hot spot communities (CP24.com, Yorkregion.com, 680news.com)

 

Digitizing healthcare delivery: New Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital a case study in collaboration and smart construction (On-sitemag.com)

 

York Region News

 

Creation of East Humber Headwaters Park in King advances (Yorkregion.com)

 

What you need to know about booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in York Region (Thestar.com)

 

Whoop! 261K COVID-19 vaccines doled out in York Region in April (Yorkregion.com)

 

'Important roadmap': Newmarket releases new economic development strategy (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

Rogers’ first residential venture is coming to Mississauga (Nationalpost.com)

 

Improving your outdoor space? Here’s what you need to know (Thestar.com)

 

TDSB launches $90M lawsuit against city, fire department, over massive blaze that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute (Thestar.com, CBC.ca)

 

All Peel Region residents 18+ now eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine shots as of Thursday (CBC.ca)

 

Almost all of Toronto's city-run vaccine clinic appointments booked for May, mayor says (CBC.ca)

 

Toronto council approves $20M deal with U.S. tech company PayIt, but some competitors crying foul (CBC.ca)

 

Mississauga makes moves to accommodate gentle density in neighbourhoods (NRU)

 

Hamilton permitting secondary units on residential properties (NRU)

 

Caledon adopts new agricultural zoning by-laws (NRU)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario wants 65% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of May (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario Investing in Healthy Communities (News.ontario.ca)

 

Ontario Launches Mobile Vaccine Units in Hot Spot Workplaces (News.ontario.ca)

 

May 5

Vaughan News

 

Vaughan councillor, who lost 10 people she knows to COVID-19, urges people to get vaccinated (Yorkregion.com)

 

15 grocery strores in York Region report recent postive COVID-19 tests (Yorkregion.com)

 

Businesses in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan nicked for non-compliance (Thestar.com)

 

Speed limits reduced on roads in Newmarket, across York Region (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

Building permits March 2021 -- 3rd consecutive month of “record-setting numbers” (ebmag.com)

 

RCMP investigate Vaughan Working Families for ads attacking Ontario Teachers’ Unions (iheartradio.ca/newstalk1010)

 

York Region News

 

'Very inequitable and unethical': York Region's vaccine rollout frustrates, confuses some residents (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

York Region politicians balk at heated rhetoric over COVID-19 measures (Yorkregion.com)

 

State-of-the-art youth centre in Richmond Hill gets $2-million injection to offset COVID-19 impact (Yorkregion.com)

 

Was there ‘data manipulation’ on York Region’s COVID-19 dashboard? (Yorkregion.com)

 

Newmarket council eyes 1.99% tax increase for 2022 (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

GTA News

 

City of Toronto launches pilot to capture dog waste in street litter bins (Toronto.ca)

 

The City of Toronto wants to keep its ban on e-scooters. Meanwhile, Ottawa is embracing them (Thestar.com)

 

Hamilton officials urge residents to use province's online booking system to take pressure off city's hotline (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Milton to reaffirm Halton Region’s opposition to controversial GTA West highway (Thestar.com)

 

Ontario needs 'continued reduction' in COVID-19 to loosen restrictions: Health Minister (CTVnews.ca)

 

Ontario schools will offer online learning option for entire 2021-2022 school year (680news.com)

 

Ontario school boards will have up to $1.6 billion to spend on COVID-19 costs for the next school year (Thestar.com)

 

May 4

Vaughan News

 

Federal government to carry out environmental assessment of proposed Highway 413 (Thestar.com, Yorkregion.com, 680news.com, Globeandmail.com)

 

Southlake, Mackenzie Health, Reena partner to vaccinate residents with developmental disabilities (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

York Region News

 

Newmarket unveils design for totally tricked-out outdoor skatepark (Newmarkettoday.ca)

 

YSpace announces new cohort of food ventures participating in Food Accelerator program (educationnewscanada.com)

 

York Region politicians balk at heated rhetoric over COVID-19 measures (Thestar.com)

 

'The happiest place in Stouffville': Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic a light at the end of the tunnel (Yorkregion.com)

 

'Grown in Georgina' field-to-table series gets tourism boost (Yorkregion.com)

 

More than just books: Georgina library lending mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (Yorkregion.com)

 

GTA News

 

Brampton’s electric buses officially on the roads (Bramptoguardian.com)

 

More than 40% of eligible Toronto residents have now received 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine, city says (CBC.ca)

 

Councillors park Hamilton e-scooter proposal for more consultation (Thestar.com)

 

Mississauga studying ways to increase housing choices and affordability (Thestar.com)

 

Provincial News

 

Ontario may shorten dose intervals, mix vaccines (Yorkregion.com)