COMMENT – September 2021

What We Say Versus What Others Hear Some words instantly sparking a reaction.  Let’s take Peterborough MP Maryam Monsef “gaffe” last week in discussing the situation in Afghanistan when she called on her Afghanistan “brothers” to ensure the safety of the multitudes seeking safe passage from that country.  If we… Continue reading

Vaccinations are Coming

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) has launched a “Notify Me” campaign to make it easier for residents to find out when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.   Residents can visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/notifyme to sign up with their email address and indicate which group(s) they want to be notified about. When local clinics… Continue reading

Brook Trout – The Past and Present in Baxter Creek

Brook Trout are the only native trout in the Baxter Creek. They are an indicator of high water quality, requiring cold, highly oxygenated water to survive. They have been here for thousands of years, but have lost considerable habitat in Baxter Creek over the last 200 years. The reasons include… Continue reading

Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

Some Traditions Weather the COVID Storm

The family-owned and operated Dawson Tree Farm on Zion Line opened for the season last weekend with as many as 100 happy customers taking home trees to decorate.   Apparently they should expect a good season, as reports indicate consumers are choosing real trees rather than artificial ones this year. Pictured… Continue reading

A Glimpse into Towerhill 2.0

After years in the works, a revised plan of subdivision application for Phase 2 of the Towerhill Subdivision was published last week, providing a look at the developer’s vision for the next phase of the Highlands of Millbrook, in planning documents referred to as Towerhill North. The proposal is now… Continue reading