Public Health Issues in the Provincial Election

Public Health Issues in the Provincial Election
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With a provincial election in the air, no doubt health care funding will get loads of that air time. That’s not the case for public health: it usually takes a crisis like SARS or Walkerton to grab the public’s attention and propel us onto the political radar screen. In this … Continue reading

Check in on Your Mental Health

Check in on Your Mental Health
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This May 7-13 is the 67th Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness by making this a “mental illness awareness week.”   It provides an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to maintain … Continue reading

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area
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The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues to circulate in our area and becoming more sophisticated. On Monday April 23, 2018 an officer at our ARU (Alternative Response Unit) desk received approximately 36 calls from residents reporting they had been contacted by income … Continue reading

Feed Your Gardens with Compost From City of Peterborough

Feed Your Gardens with Compost From City of Peterborough
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Peterborough County residents may purchase small quantities of City-produced compost at both the Bensfort Road Landfill Site and at the Ecology Park (Ashburnham Drive) later this spring. However, truckload deliveries are no longer available from the City of Peterborough. Compost will be available for sale at the Landfill beginning Wednesday, … Continue reading

Vulnerable Person Registry Will Help Emergency Responders

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  The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The information provided is entered into a secure database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. To use the registry the vulnerable person must live in … Continue reading

Community Care Hosts Breast Health Presentation

Community Care Hosts Breast Health Presentation
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  Last week two staff members from Peterborough Regional Health Centres’ Breast Assessment Centre came to Millbrook to discuss breast health.  This hospital department offers complete breast care services, from screening through a range of diagnostic tools and patient support.  In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, their staff … Continue reading

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen
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Bonnie Moore is one busy lady, and she seems to like it that way.  A few years ago she launched her home-based business – Patefacio Design.  From the Latin term meaning to construct or bring to light, this name is a reflection of the process she was going through as … Continue reading

Non-Emergency Crime? Report it Online!

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The Peterborough Police Service officers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes. Crimes that can be reported via our online system include the following: Theft under $5,000 Fraud scams Theft from vehicle Damage to vehicle Lost property Damage to property For more information or to fill out a non-emergency crime … Continue reading

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions
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County Council has extended the public consultation period for review of the Sign By-Law and seek public input into the new sign by-law for the County. The intent is to address the proliferation of signs along County roadsides, particularly in Bush Country areas in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, Township … Continue reading

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook
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Paula Fitzgerald is there to help.  A Case Manager from Peterborough’s Social Services, she can help clients navigate the vast array of programs designed to help people get back on their feet or to help them through a transition.  Since 2016, she has been providing support to clients in the … Continue reading

Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time

Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time
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  Shawn Bloom operates Ethic Tree Creations operating out of his home in Edgewood Park.  It is a full service arboriculture and forestry service company serving the Peterborough, Kawartha and Haliburton areas that he started the firm almost 20 years ago.  The firm has expanded and now has four arborists, … Continue reading

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
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  As the year winds up, many people take time to consider their charitable givings.  There are plenty of organizations clamouring for charitable contributions, with a vast array of worthy issues stemming from social, environmental and religious causes, specific diseases or calamities, with equally varied reputations regarding the effectiveness of … Continue reading

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future
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  In early October, Peterborough Regional Health Centre President (PRHC) and Chief Executive Officer Peter McLaughlin presented the organization’s strategic plan for the next three years.  Having been awarded Exemplary Standing in the provincial accreditation process in April, the plan represented more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul.  In … Continue reading

Kawartha High School Bass Masters Earn Top Awards in Inaugural Year

Kawartha High School Bass Masters Earn Top Awards in Inaugural Year
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Last year Crestwood students were introduced to a new club thanks to the efforts of Educational Assistant Curtis Cronkwright.  An avid fisherman, Cronkwright started a local youth extension of the Ontario Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society Nation, (Ontario BASS Nation) which is a grass-roots organization with 24 clubs across Ontario designed … Continue reading

Call for Volunteers – Telecare

Call for Volunteers – Telecare
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Telecare Peterborough celebrates 40 years of service and calls out for new volunteers. Telecare Peterborough volunteers have experienced the rewards of listening for 40 years. Training for new volunteers begins October 30th.  Late registration accepted until November 4th. Telecare Peterborough took its first call October 17, 1977.  Since then volunteers … Continue reading

Minister Asks Township to Participate in Another Boundary Adjustment Discussion

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  After years of discussions, in December 2016 representatives of Cavan Monaghan, Peterborough County and the City of Peterborough signed an agreement for the transfer of 4140 acres of residential and industrial lands to the City of Peterborough for future development. The objective of the agreement which was concluded with … Continue reading

Peterborough Police Services Offer Homeguard Inspection Program

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The Homeguard Inspection Program is a community-based crime prevention initiative of our Auxiliary officers. This program allows community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity. A Homeguard Inspection is free. Residents can request an appointment for an inspection online by completing the … Continue reading