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

Peterborough Public Health Launches Online Portal for Immunization Record Updates

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

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?

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