Daylight Savings Starts March 11th

Daylight Savings Starts March 11th
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The Cavan Monaghan Fire Department reminds you to: Test your alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year. Replace alarms that are more than ten years old. A working smoke alarm must be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, … Continue reading

Homeguard Inspection Program

Homeguard Inspection Program
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Those whose winter plans include an out of town vacation may find improved peace of mind regarding their vacant home after taking advantage of the Peterborough Police Services free Homeguard Inspection program.   This is a community-based crime prevention initiative of the Peterborough Police Service Auxiliary officers and that allows community … Continue reading

Police Clarify Rules of the Road for Farm Equipment

Police Clarify Rules of the Road for Farm Equipment
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On December 4th, Peterborough Police officers Rob Videto and Tom White offered local farmers some insight into the Ministry of Transportation regulations for farm equipment at a presentation held at the Township office.  The objective was to clarify some areas of confusion and ensure farm equipment operators understood the legislative … Continue reading

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes
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Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year. During the summer months and … Continue reading

Ground Water Monitoring Continues at Former Correctional Centre

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Prior to the demolition of the Correctional Centre located at 706 County Rd 10 in Millbrook in 2015, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) conducted a series of tests to identify any potential contamination through a regulatory process provided by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Despite repeated requests to receive … Continue reading

Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Award to Millbrook Resident

Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Award to Millbrook Resident
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Amanda Nichols of Millbrook was the recipient of the 2017 Program of the Year award at this year’s Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators conference for the program she created on behalf of the Peterborough Fire Services. This prestigious award is given to the fire department which creates a new … Continue reading

Don’t Fall Victim to Fraud

Don’t Fall Victim to Fraud
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The Peterborough Police are reminding residents of the frequency and ferocity of scams in our neighbourhood, suggesting no matter how sophisticated we might be, we are all potential targets. One of the most intimidating fronts used by scammers is to suggest that they represent the Canada Revenue Agency. Crime prevention … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney
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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading

A Fire Safety Concern – Effects of Winter On Your Chimney

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Winter weather, especially a wet winter with ice, rain and snow, can take its toll on your chimney. Under mild, damp weather conditions, fireplaces do not burn not as hot and clean as they do in cold dry weather, resulting in faster creosote build-up inside a chimney which creates a … Continue reading