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

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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

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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

Peterborough Public Health Launches Online Portal for Immunization Record Updates

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Peterborough Public Health is pleased to announce a new online portal that residents can use to keep immunization records updated for themselves and family members.  This new online system makes it easy to access and update immunization records, including parents and guardians. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care … Continue reading

Nexicom Projects to Bring Fibre to Local Rural Communities

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  At the September 18th Council meeting, Tina Thornton – Manager, Special Assignments with Nexicom, outlined the firm’s plans to launch new fibre-based internet service to three local communities with help from the Connect to Innovate Program.  Launched last year by the department of Industry, Science and Economic Development branch … Continue reading

Is Screen Time Safe for Young Children?

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This summer brought a house full of young grandchildren and the discovery that the television was magical in keeping little ones quiet while others still slept. However, each time I reached for the remote, tiny pangs of guilt stirred in my chest: how safe is screen time for young children? … Continue reading

Local Woodworker Featured in Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

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Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including painting, encaustic, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to … Continue reading

The added value of an up-to-date land survey in purchasing real estate

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This article is in response to an article titled “The Ins And Outs of Title Insurance: What’s Covered and What’s Not.” Title Insurance is just as the article states; “it is an insurance policy on the title of a parcel of land”, but what about the extent of that parcel? … Continue reading

Permit Required To Hunt Otonabee Conservation Lands

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Peterborough: With the fall hunting season only weeks away, Otonabee Conservation is reminding hunters that hunting opportunities are available on specific conservation lands and that hunters will need to apply for permission to access the properties. “Over the years there has been more interest by hunters to access conservation lands … Continue reading

New Vegetarian Festival Takes Root in Our Region This Fall

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I am delighted and grateful to be part of a group of local volunteers who, for the past few months, have been working very hard planning the first vegetarian festival for our region! Peterborough VegFest will be an opportunity for people in Peterborough and the Kawarthas to sample and learn … Continue reading

Peterborough County Launches Solar Ambulance Pilot Project

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Last month, Peterborough County introduced a solar ambulance pilot project in conjunction with Peterborough County City Paramedics (PCCP), a Paramedic Service first in Canada. In an effort to reach or exceed the 26% Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal outlined in the County of Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan … Continue reading

A New Home for Nexicom Systems Inc.

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Nexicom is very pleased to announce the location of a new home for the Nexicom Systems Inc. wholesale telecommunications distribution business and warehouse! 747 Monaghan Road in Peterborough is a fully equipped, much larger facility that will effectively allow Nexicom Systems Inc. to warehouse increased volumes of inventory, and allow … Continue reading

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

Not all water systems are created equally

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Drinking water, instead of calorie-dense sugar-sweetened or caffeinated beverages, is the healthiest choice for children and adults alike. For those living on Peterborough’s municipal water system, there’s even the added benefit of fluoride for stronger teeth, a great value for those who can’t afford to see a dentist. And turning … Continue reading

Paying it Forward a Fitting Way to Remember

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The tone of the message was ideally targeted to the audience of St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School students last Friday morning. Dressed in a tee shirt and ball cap, the thirty-something speaker told a personal story of loss and recovery using the students’ own language, sprinkled with a healthy dose … Continue reading

Garden Club to Visit Blossom Hill Nursery in June

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Blossom Hill Nursery operated by Joe and Hazel Cook located just north of Peterborough specializes in delphiniums and peonies, as well as many other hardy perennials. Their plants are grown in their own fields and their delphiniums have won the only two Bronze Medallions from The Delphinium Society (UK) awarded … Continue reading

Township Hires Expertise to Assist in Community Centre Development

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The township has hired the services of retired City Director of Facilities and Special Projects Mary Gallop to help guide them through the process of tendering and building the proposed new Community Centre. She has joined as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee which began its work this month. … Continue reading

Create Your Dream Job This Summer with Economic Development’s Summer Company

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Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre is now accepting applications to the Summer Company program for 2017. This is a youth entrepreneurship program that connects youth ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This year 13 grants up to $3000 are available for students between … Continue reading