Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance Winner of Peterborough’s inaugural Rotary Environmental Innovators Award

The Rotary Club of Peterborough and Cleantech Commons awarded $10,000 to five environmental innovators in Peterborough area. Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA) proudly accepted the top $3,000 Rotary Environmental Innovator award at an event on Thursday evening (April 27) at Camp Kawartha in Douro-Dummer. Directors Noel Kerin, George Raab, and… 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 along with that feeling of well-being might come 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. … Continue reading

Phase I Parks and Recreation Study Presented to Council

In March 2022, the Township of Cavan Monaghan launched an update to the 2011 Parks and Recreation Master Plan which included an examination of existing facilities such as the old Millbrook Arena as well as the remaining land just west of the new Cavan Monaghan Community Centre. Dubbed “Vision 2035,”… Continue reading

Cavan Chiropractic is on the Move!

Four years ago, Dr. Taylor Bonner took over the Chiropractic practice of Dr. Larry Smith who was retiring after 37 years of practice. The transition was seamless: Taylor moved into the location on the lower level of the Smith home on Tapley ¼ Line in Cavan, joined by Registered Massage… Continue reading

Experienced Care Provider Brings Compassion and Professionalism to Seniors

With more than twenty years of counselling, home support and Personal Service work experience under her belt, Shona Steele believes she understands her clients. Working as a care provider for private firms, she often felt that the needs of her clients often went beyond what the private home care service… Continue reading

Hospice Peterborough Launches Pilot Project at CMCC

Last month, Hospice Peterborough launched an innovate grief support program that helps people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one move forward, both physically and figuratively. Walking with Grief is a support program where people meet to walk and share their grief with others in a similar situation. … Continue reading

Fun and Effective Local Women’s Fitness Programs

Kate Ward joined Keep Fit Women in the office, managing the Durham location.  She was inspired by the comradery and general feeling of confidence and well-being exuded by the participants.  Seeing the smiles on the “After” photos of the participants convinced her to jump in, and now she owns the… Continue reading

New Prescription Authority for Ontario Pharmacists

As of January 1, 2023, Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments that include: allergic rhinitis (aka hay fever), oral thrush, dermatitis, cold sores, impetigo, insect bites including ticks, common urinary tract infections, musculoskeletal sprains and strains, among others. Minor ailments are health conditions that can… Continue reading

Nurse Launches Nutrition and Wellness Coaching Business

Courtney Sitler has been a Registered Practical Nurse for six years. After graduating from Durham College, her professional career began at Lakeridge Health, a hospital in the Durham Region, where she was a “floater”, giving her exposure to care in departments across the organization.  She recently began working at a… Continue reading