Protect Yourself Against Internet Frauds and Scams

Protect Yourself Against Internet Frauds and Scams
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Last week, Social Services division of Peterborough teamed up with Age-Friendly Peterborough to host their seventh Seniors’ Showcase.  The free event featured information booths from more than 100 agencies and businesses providing services relevant to seniors along with workshops and presentations covering topics from dementia, stress management, financial services and… Continue reading

Farm Safety Starts with Good Housekeeping

Farm Safety Starts with Good Housekeeping
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This season has been particularly challenging for the agricultural community.  Even when the sun has been shining, the consequences of consecutive days of rain has left many fields too wet to prepare, let alone plant.  When a window of opportunity to make some headway opens, farmers are eager to literally… Continue reading

Local Firm Provides Mobile Fire Protection Services

Local Firm Provides Mobile Fire Protection Services
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These days, homeowners are focused on the dangers of water damage to their properties as record rains make flooding a regular news item.  Fraser McNevan of Cavan would like to remind property owners of another risk that can be mitigated with some proactive moves: the danger of fire. He operates… Continue reading

Board of Health Advocates to Address the Harmful Legacy of Asbestos

Board of Health Advocates to Address the Harmful Legacy of Asbestos
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Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens causing about half of all deaths from occupational cancer. Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos in the workplace, and at least 90,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from occupational… Continue reading

Water Monitoring System Report

Water Monitoring System Report
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In February, the Peterborough Utility Group presented its annual report on the Water and Wastewater systems for Millbrook.  Water reports like these are taken very seriously by all municipalities.  After the mismanagement of the Walkerton water system, the province introduced strict statutory standards of care for local water treatment plants… Continue reading

Community Care Volunteer Spotlight – February 2019

Community Care Volunteer Spotlight – February 2019
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In partnership with Trent Security Systems, Community Care provides access to Personal Distress Alarms for clients in the community. These alarms can be triggered to connect clients to 24/7 emergency assistance. This is an important safety system which can bring peace of mind to seniors and their families, especially for… Continue reading

Public Health Warns of Radon Gas Risk in the Home

Public Health Warns of Radon Gas Risk in the Home
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Last month, Peterborough Public Health conducted two workshops to educate consumers about the risk of radon gas in the home. According to Health Canada, radon is an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that occurs naturally when the uranium in soil and rock breaks down, releasing radioactive particles into the air…. Continue reading