St. John’s Anglican Church Welcomes Refugee Family

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On Tuesday, September 13th, three cars waited at Pearson International Airport to shuttle the eight members of the Cherif family to their first Canadian home: the Fleming College residence which currently provides temporary housing to newly arrived refugees to the Peterborough area. It had been a long journey from the … Continue reading

Provincial Soil Mapping Initiative Begins In Peterborough Cty

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On July 5th, over 80 people joined Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal, Land Resource Specialists, 20 young 4H club members from Norwood and Peterborough, local farmers and other dignitaries to meet at Dorisdale Farms, home of Carolyn and Peter Doris to discuss a new soil … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society

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Last week, the Peterborough Historical Society announced the winners of its 2015 Heritage Awards on at its Annual Fundraising Dinner. Among the recipients was our own 4th Line Theatre, which was bestowed with the J. Hampton Burnham Award, established to recognize the completion of a major project that promotes awareness … Continue reading

County Eliminates Styrofoam Recycling

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The Township has been advised by Peterborough County that they will no longer accept Styrofoam products in the recycling stream. Residents are advised that these products, which include those pesky packaging peanuts and meat trays, should now be put into the garbage. One of few jurisdictions to ever recycle this … Continue reading

Refugee Children of Family #417 Don Skates at the Millbrook Arena

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  You may have seen the comprehensive article chronicling the circuitous path of Amal Alkhalaf and her three children from Syria to their new home in Peterborough in the January 26th edition of MacLean’s. Fourteen months after their flight from ISIS territory in Syria, they soon found their new Lebanon … Continue reading

Three Millbrook Teams Compete in the largest Atom tournament in North America

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Karen Graham What began as a typical one day, 8 team tournament in 1958 has blossomed into a five day event as this year’s Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey tournament includes 116 teams, up more than 20 from last year. With divisions from all levels of play from all-star to house … Continue reading

Another Professional Service Coming to Town

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Karen Graham A Peterborough native, Robert Hiseler has spent most of his life in Peterborough but has spent time in several parts of Canada to complete his education. After completing an undergraduate degree at Queen’s, he headed east to the University of New Brunswick for a law degree to spend … Continue reading

Township Seeks Ways to Meet County Garbage and Recycling Targets

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Karen Graham Peterborough County is seeking input from municipalities including Cavan Monaghan to establish a modern and enforceable system to encourage more recycling of waste across the County. Cavan Monaghan’s performance in this area while improving marginally is still significantly below that of the County in general. In 2014, Cavan … Continue reading

Samantha Shaw Secures a Seat for the Autumn Colours Classic Young Guns Showcase

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Jim Clarke Short track racing has always been about catching a break. Being in the right spot at the right time to gain a position in the running order, or landing a ride instead of watching the action from the sidelines. With Peterborough Speedway’s 23rd Annual Autumn Colours Classic – … Continue reading

On a Mission to Break the Silence of Depression

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Melodie Seto It is often said that life experiences help make us who we are. Julie Vallieresis no stranger to this concept as she presses forward in her journey to redefine herself. Now a married 42 year old mother of three, she reflects on her20+ year battle with depression and … Continue reading