Fire Station Plan Discussions Focus on Site Selection

At the last Council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Balfour presented recommendations for the Conceptual Design and Site Selection for the new Fire Hall. The report was based on the analysis and recommendations from Greenview Environmental Management, consultants who prepared a Site Selection Report in which four potential sites were analyzed…. Continue reading

Make Room and Time for Farm Vehicles on the Road

It’s that time of year again when there is a proliferation of large farm vehicles making their way to and from fields for field preparation, planting and a particularly early first cut of hay. It’s a critical time for farmers as they work with and/or often against conditions thrown at… Continue reading

New App Helps Emergency Services Locate Those Needing Help

A new, free app is gaining traction around the globe, helping emergency crews locate people in trouble and delivery services reach their destinations by identifying precise locations using global mapping technology.  Available in 193 countries and in more than 45 languages, the app makes it easy to describe a specific… Continue reading

Ticks Are Back — and so is the risk of Lyme Disease

Taking a hike is good for both physical and mental health, but in that glorious outdoors lies a microscopic predator that could turn that effort into something that threatens rather than boosts your health. In woodlands, tall grasses and hiking trails across Ontario lie black-legged ticks.  On average, one in… 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

MTO Considers Significant Alterations to Cavan Intersection

At Monday’s Council meeting, Executive Director of Planning and Development John Connolly presented a report regarding the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) submission outlining the results of a study of the traffic issues at the four-way stop in the hamlet of Cavan. Conducted by engineering consulting firm WSP, the analysis… Continue reading

Local Vaccine Rollout Ramps Up

June is smiling as she and her neighbours at Centennial Place have all been vaccinated.  The province continues to deliver vaccines to high risk residents across the province in Phase 1 of its rollout during the initial period of limited vaccine supply.  At the moment, vaccines are being administered to… Continue reading

Centennial Place Vaccine Administration to Start this Week

In mid-January, positive COVID tests in an asymptomatic resident and a staff member with mild symptoms forced the long-term care home into a Breakout designation. After further testing of all residents and staff, it was determined that the resident test was a false-positive results with the same likely true for… Continue reading