Centennial Place – East Central Therapy Dogs

Last week, Brion Aubrey and Laurie Mann brought some human and canine friends for a visit to residents of Centennial Place.  All visitors are members of East Central Therapy Dogs, which brings their screened and trained dogs to visit people in long term care homes like Centennial Place, Adult Day… Continue reading

Millbrook Food Share Redirects Potential Customers to Kawartha Food Share

When the province shut down most of the province in March and recommended that seniors take particular precautions to protect themselves from infection from COVID-19, our local food bank was forced to close its doors until the danger passed.  All of their volunteers are more than 70 years of age,… Continue reading

Time for Our Area to Shine As We Gear Up For COVID-19

So what does preparing for a pandemic actually mean? This is the question on so many minds these days, and one that is bound to generate reactions of doomsday scenarios for some, and quickly dismissed by others. So what’s the appropriate level of concern to take? Fortunately, a new virus… Continue reading

BWXT and Peterborough’s Industrial Legacy

“Concern” is an imprecise word, especially when used in the context of health risks. Its synonyms are “anxiety”, “fear”, “apprehension”, and even “alarm”. However, to be “unconcerned” can be misconstrued to mean being indifferent, or nonchalant.  In the lead-up to the BWXT re-licencing hearings scheduled for March, it’s been a… Continue reading

The Goods on Greens: Are Prepared Salads Safe?

Who doesn’t love the convenience of purchasing prepared salads or pre-washed greens – I know I do. But recent outbreaks of human illness, including hospitalizations and deaths are raising concerns that perhaps these pre-packaged and pre-washed salad greens pose too much of a health risk, and are best avoided. Are… Continue reading

Winter Road Maintenance Information Coming to the Township Website

At the last Council meeting, a split decision approved the allocation of $11,300 from the 2020 operating budget to be used to track road works.  Existing GPS systems available in public works vehicles and some investment in software development will allow the township to provide public works information to the… Continue reading