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Jan. 26



$58 hospital tax ends for Vaughan residents as city prepares for impacts of Bill 23 (


Help Ensure The City’s Winter Operations Run Smoothly And Safely (


Thornhill-based Reena receives $150K grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation (


York Region News


Markham tables 2023 budget with proposed 6.4% tax hike, admitting impact of Bill 23 (


King’s new bylaw investigation map allows users to view complaint status, type of investigation (


'People smell something': Greenbelt investigation applauded in York (


Letter: Increase in property tax will lead to homeowners leaving Ontario (


Federal News


‘This will not be easy’: Postmedia to layoff 11 per cent of its journalists amid ‘extremely turbulent’ time (


Jan. 25



Smoke alarms and fire safety tips (105.9 The Region)


York Regional Police board elects chair, inducts new member (


Environment Canada now issues snowfall warning for Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina and rest of York Region (


Bus Rapid Transit could combat rising emissions and increase well-being in Brampton (


York Region News


'Shaping the community': Newmarket starting official plan review (


Town seeks Newmarket community leaders for its committees (


GTA News


Hamilton, Burlington city buses accepting credit cards as payment, part of PRESTO expansion (


Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis (


Provincial News


Mayor puts brakes on idea of additional provincial impacts levy (

Jan. 24



City of Vaughan plans fenced-in, off-leash dog park at Giovanni Caboto Park (


York Region News


PRESTO credit card payment expands to York Region Transit (,,


Newmarket prepares for development turmoil in wake of Bill 23 (


GTA News


Toronto’s big gamble: The city is putting aside millions for World Cup 2026 -- despite a cash crunch (


Frustrated at the sign-up for city swimming lessons? A fix for ‘clunky’ website years away, say staff (


They cut a slice off Scarborough and gave it to North York, but Scarborough is fighting back. Will it be enough? (


Kelly McParland: Toronto the Broke learning the hard lesson that it no longer holds the allure it once did (

Jan. 23



Mayor and Council New Year’s Levee (680 News)


Vigil for victims of Mosque attack held in Vaughan (CP24)


Vaughan residents fear increased traffic after developer proposes condo abutting family home (


'HEAVY SNOW': Environment Canada puts Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket and Georgina under Special Weather Statement warning of up to 20 cm of snow (


Create Your Own Adventure In Vaughan’s Great Outdoors! (


York Region News


Ontario’s new housing decision means ‘further revenue loss’ and ‘less oversight’ for Richmond Hill: Mayor (


GTA News


Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion comes out in support of Ford's Greenbelt housing plan (


Provincial News


Premier Doug Ford ‘confident’ no developers were tipped off to Greenbelt changes (


Jan. 20



Vaughan’s salting and anti-icing services (CP24)


City of Vaughan honours victims of December mass shooting with memorial (


Woodbridge Library celebrates its 150th anniversary (


York Region News


Mrakas heads York Region’s Transportation Services Committee (


Happy Pongal! Tamil community celebrates harvest festival in Richmond Hill (


GTA News


From road tolls to a municipal sales tax: Insiders share five long-term fixes for Toronto’s budget disaster (


Provincial News


Former Lt.-Gov. David Onley set to be remembered Jan. 30 at state funeral (


Greenbelt Council does about-face on safeguarding protected lands with Hazel McCallion at the helm (

Jan. 19



City of Vaughan’s proposed 2023 property tax and water budget (CHIN TV)


Vaughan honours the victims of December’s shooting (CBC)


Why don’t Caledon plows clear snow off end of driveways? (


Environment Canada puts Vaughan and Richmond Hill as well as Markham, Newmarket and Georgina under weather warning calling for freezing rain, snow, ice pellets and other 'hazards' (

What's happening in Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan and area (Jan. 20 to 26) (


Yonge Street and Green Lane intersection named one of York Region's most dangerous (


Colossal Change (NRU)


York Region News


You can help Newmarket ensure its sewer and water main capacity can handle demands (


‘Happy to be back’: Richmond Hill Winter Carnival returns in person for the first time in 3 years (


GTA News


A tax on parking could raise more than $500 million for Toronto. The city’s unprecedented money crunch has given the idea new traction (


‘Patience is running out’ over dragging Toronto construction project (


Provincial News


Integrity commissioner, auditor to probe Doug Ford’s Greenbelt development plan (


Ontario integrity commissioner, auditor general to launch Greenbelt investigations (


Waterloo must ‘walk the talk’ and clear icy sidewalks at public expense, frustrated residents tell city council (


Seeking legal recourse (NRU)


Remaking the mall (NRU)


Putting the pieces together (NRU)


Jan. 18



Mayor Steven Del Duca: Participate in Vaughan’s 2023 budget (105.9 The Region)


OLT News (NRU)


Vaughan mayor calls for memorial to honour 5 victims of fatal condo shooting (,


Faith leaders urge Ontario gov’t to abandon proposed mega-highway (


York Region News


‘A wonderful mix of residents’: New Richmond Hill Public Library board officially sworn in (


In support of recreation and culture (NRU)


GTA News


Hard act to follow (NRU)


Navigating a sensitive use (NRU)


Toronto is on the precipice of a transit death spiral, but it’s not too late to steer us in a better direction (


Provincial News


Reviewing pre-approval processes (NRU)


Jan. 17



City of Vaughan hosts first Tamil Heritage Month event (CityNews)


Vaughan’s camps and programs for P.A. Days (105.9 The Region)


City of Vaughan proposes memorial of 5 victims killed in condo shooting (,,,,,


York Region News


Newmarket taxpayer unlikely to feel development charge sting -- yet (


Newmarket advancing action plan on anti-Black racism (


Provincial News


Traffic calming, trail paving among options for extra $1.5M in Kitchener budget (


Jan. 16



Lunar New Year celebrations (CBC)


Mayor’s statement on the passing of the Honourable David C. Onley (CP24)


Mayor Del Duca speaks about the condo shooting, in-person City events and the City’s 2023 Budget (105.9 The Region)


Emilie Alderman on keeping catch basins clear of snow and ice (105.9 The Region)


City of Vaughan conducting road reviews of King-Vaughan Road, Pine Valley Drive corridor and more (


Metrolinx to introduce proposed rapid transit line project in Brampton and Vaughan during virtual open house (


Tributes pour in for former Ontario lieutenant-governor David Onley (


Former lieutenant-governor of Ontario David Onley dies at 72 (


York Region News


'Streets typically get treated like a drag strip': Woodbine one of the most dangerous roads in Georgina (


'It's discrimination,' says resident of businesses not accepting cash (


Newmarket updating plan for water, wastewater infrastructure (


‘It’s dangerous for us’: Richmond Hill residents raise road safety concerns on Church Street following collision (


GTA News


'Join the club:' GTA residents say Toronto taxpayers shouldn't complain about proposed rate hike (


Jan. 13

Vaughan News


'I have to disagree:' Ford insists municipalities won't need big property tax hikes to offset loss in development fee revenue (


York Region News


City of Markham seeks public input to develop Markville secondary plan (


Richmond Hill wants your input on proposal for a centre for children with autism (


Long-term care workers plead with York Region council for better deal (


GTA News


‘I can’t walk past those trees without crying’: Metrolinx to cut down Moss Park’s mature growth, leaving residents upset (


Cost-cutting in Toronto parks budget ‘stealing from the future,’ say councillors (


Doug Ford hails Andrea Horwath as ‘the great mayor of Hamilton’ (


Leaf collection in Etobicoke and Scarborough the latest casualty of city budget (

Jan. 12

Vaughan News


Vaughan sets wheels in motion for new traffic calming plan (


GTA municipalities respond to More Homes Built Faster with rate hikes up to 100% (


York Region News


King residents invited to review, provide feedback on draft 2023 budget (


Newsmakers 2022: Bill Foster has been Bradford Bypass' most vocal opponent (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: New King recreation centre construction to make big progress (


WHAT’S GOING HERE? More commercial uses, lower parking rates proposed for Richmond Hill plaza at Bathurst and Humberland (


CMHA York Region's free education program expands with $104K grant (


GTA News


Why the budget for the Toronto mayor’s office will jump by 37 per cent this year (


Provincial News


Doug Ford says Ontario will accept Trudeau government’s conditions for new health-care funding (


Judge allows class action against Ford government on COVID-19 long-term care deaths (

Jan. 11

Vaughan News


OPP looking into Greenbelt land sale complaints (CTV News)


These Ontario cities offer the lowest housing fees in the province: report (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: Food banks, advocates in York, Simcoe predict more food insecurity (


York Region News


Stouffville council voices opposition to province's Bill 23 (


Aurora transit users cheer new bus shelter coming to Stop #5610 in 2023 (


Blue Door proposing new transitional housing in Newmarket (


GTA News


A 37 per cent hike for mayor’s office, interest rate pain, $2 billion for Gardiner repairs: Eight Toronto budget take-aways (,


7 newly-elected city councillors call for investment in social services, stop short of opposing increased police budget (


City of Hamilton uncovers another decades-old leak dumping sewage into Lake Ontario (,,


Provincial News


Ontario now has a carbon tax on industry. What will Doug Ford's government do with the revenue? (


Federal News


Reboot of Nexus trusted-traveller program announced as formal portion of Three Amigos meeting ends (,


Joe Biden to visit Canada in March (,,

Jan. 10

Vaughan News


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: Dispute over alleged 'Illegal' truck yards in Kleinburg likely to continue in new year (


Vaughan restaurant fined for failing to protect against pests (


City of Guelph to assume water billing services and additional costs (


York Region News


York Region will end vaccine mandate policy following agreement with CUPE Local 905 (


Got the post-holiday blues? Here's a Newmarket event to keep the festivities going (


New COVID-19 subvariant will spike cases: York Region top doc (


GTA News


Mississauga’s proposed budget hints at trouble ahead (


The City Of Toronto Is Hiring Right Now & You Don't Need A Degree To Make Over $30 An Hour (


Toronto’s running out of affordable rehearsal space. It’s putting the city’s rich arts scene at risk (


Higher fares for less service? A breakdown of what the TTC's budget means for riders (


Provincial News


Environmental advocates take Ontario to court over Hamilton boundary changes (,


Federal News


Transport minister, airline and rail executives to appear before Commons committee looking into travel chaos (

Jan. 9

Vaughan News


City of Vaughan hosts Lunar New Year celebration, returns in-person this year (


5 ways you can keep your home firesafe in 2023 (


Some GTA homeowners could see major tax hikes under new provincial rules, municipalities warn (


York Region News


'It's disgusting': East Gwillimbury council, staff voice frustrations with Bill 23 (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: Aurora Town Square, a vibrant community hub, aims for December 2023 completion (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: 'I strongly believe we are on the right path': Markham mayor shares priorities for coming year (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: ‘Challenges facing Georgina are largely financial’ (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: What to expect in Richmond Hill over coming year? (


WHAT’S GOING HERE? Heritage house demolished, hundreds of homes proposed at Major Mackenzie and Hwy. 404 (


The Little Free Art Gallery celebrates creativity at Town Park in Aurora (


GTA News


What you need to know ahead of Toronto’s 2023 budget proposal (


Councillors hope to change warming centre policies to provide more spaces and access (

Jan. 6

Vaughan News


City of Vaughan welcomes input for 2023 round of budget meetings (


City of Vaughan advice to Prepare For Potential Flooding (


York Region News


York Region dropping COVID vaccination mandate, rehiring workers (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: Newmarket Main Street merchants anticipate opening of Postmark Hotel will be 'phenomenal' (


LOOKING AHEAD 2023: Stouffville approves giant multi-use sports domes at Ballantrae Park (


GTA News


'It works': Mayor says tips from Crime Stoppers help to get guns off Toronto streets (,


Public library, park washrooms, housing to get more money in 2023 Toronto budget (,


76% of Toronto winter recreation program spaces filled (


Provincial News


Ontario school boards ratify deal with CUPE support staff (


Ontario police interviewed environment group about Greenbelt complaint (


Jan. 5

Vaughan News


3 Thornhill programs receive $69,695 from province’s Seniors Community Grants (


2022 GTHA Year in Review (NRU)


OLT News (NRU)


York Region News


Markham receives $2.9 million for improving sidewalks, trails, splash pad and playgrounds (


York Region residents petition against new aerodrome (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Immigrants to Canada making their homes in King (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Flato Developments' plan means big changes for Stouffville (


Holiday house fire in Aurora caused smoking material: Central York Fire Services (


GTA News


Stay safe: City of Brampton reminding residents to stay off frozen stormwater ponds (


Toronto increases transit budget by $53M, hikes fees amid security concerns (,,,,


What every homeowner needs to know about Toronto’s new vacant home tax (


Facing an ‘unprecedented’ shelter crunch, city proposes extending leases at temporary sites (


St. Catharines setting the stage for more film productions (NRU)


Provincial News


Report makes recommendations for stabilizing tourism industry facing post-pandemic lull (NRU)

Jan. 4

York Region News


Celebrate new year at Newmarket mayor's levee (


Ontario Bill 23 Forum concludes at Markham shopping centre (


‘It’s like an invitation’: Compassion York Region introduces ‘Happy to Chat’ bench in Richmond Hill (


Here's how to dispose of your Christmas tree in Newmarket (


GTA News


Toronto mayor John Tory wants to boost police budget by nearly $50M (


The major Toronto construction projects that will make headlines in 2023 (


Rain in forecast means rising water levels in Toronto, agency urges caution (


Should Toronto make politicians only ride transit to fix it? Will beer be legal in parks? Here’s what the city needs in 2023 (


Petition calls for changing Nathan Phillips Square to another Nathan (


Jan. 3

Vaughan News


Mayor Steven Del Duca’s holiday message (105.9 The Region)


Vaughan mourns victims of mass shooting at Bellaria Residences with candlelight vigil (


Vaughan mass shooting: Still no official word on whether gun used was legally owned (


Alectra Utilities plans to spend another $10M in Vaughan, after spending $12M in 2022 (


2022 NEWSMAKERS: The wily coyotes of Riverside Park South (


Community divided over proposed mosque and Islamic Centre on Brampton-Vaughan border (


Hospice Vaughan announces 2 new fully furnished beds to improve access to palliative care (


REFLECTION 2022: Reporter looks back at first year covering Vaughan (


Toronto in 2022: The year that was -- in pictures (


York Region News


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Collapse of Bethesda Sports Fields deal, lawsuit made news in Stouffville (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt was busy announcing new projects (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Richmond Hill sees rising power of the people, TOC controversies and plenty of legal wrangling (


Ontario provides over $2.3M to support local infrastructure in Aurora (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: Impact of war in Ukraine felt in King Township (


NEWSMAKERS 2022: York Region's official plan gets green light after months of debate (


GTA News


More money for Toronto police? Tory intends to increase spending in 2023 (


City of Toronto renews fight to fire bylaw officer in racial profiling dispute (


Toronto failing to keep up with commitment to open more protected bike lanes, new report finds (


Provincial News


Doug Ford’s New Year’s message: ‘Our future is bright and Ontario’s best days are ahead’ (


Federal News


Experts question Ottawa’s negative COVID-19 test for air travellers from China (