Grades 7 and 8 Program to Crestwood Next Fall?

On October 10, parents of students in the Crestwood Secondary School catchment area were notified of a school board proposal to establish an intermediate program which would send grade 7 and 8 students to Crestwood beginning next fall. It’s not news that the recently extended building for Millbrook/South Cavan (MSC)… Continue reading

Public Health: Protecting You Behind the Scenes

Peterborough Public Health is mandated by Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act (HPPA) to detect and effectively address threats to your health, as they arise. We have your back, and you probably don’t even realize it. Most of our work is invisible – it happens every day, round the clock,… Continue reading

Millbrook Office of Ptbo Social Services Helps Residents Access Social Programs

Paula Fitzgerald is there to help.  A Case Manager from Peterborough’s Social Services, she can help clients navigate the vast array of programs designed to help people get back on their feet or to help them through a transition. Since 2016, she has been providing support to clients in the… Continue reading

Human Trafficking is a Local Issue

The Investigative Services Division summary in the Peterborough Police Services’ 2018 included a chilling statement. While violent crime rates in the area are falling, domestic human trafficking is on the rise in Peterborough. The term conjures up images of illegal immigrants caught in a web of manipulation akin to a… Continue reading

44th Annual Hand of Man Art & Craft Sale

Show hours are Friday, October 25th from 5-9pm, Saturday, October 26th from 9am-4pm, and Sunday, October 27th from 11am-4pm. The Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts proudly presents the 44th Annual Hand of Man Art & Craft Sale. This is the longest running craft show in the Kawarthas! Their 3-day… Continue reading

Vote for Better Public Health by Addressing Climate Change

  With a federal election in the air, hopefully there will be a heightened opportunity to discuss how Canada responds to the climate emergency that threatens the wellbeing and the future of our planet. In fact, a recent Ipsos Reid poll showed that 82% of Canadians see climate change as… Continue reading

Telecare Distress Centre of Peterborough Seeking Volunteers

Telecare Peterborough is looking for empathetic individuals ready to join the fight against loneliness and isolation. Training for New Volunteers begins September 25th 2019, at 7:00 pm, Trinity United Church, 360 Reid St., Peterborough. Training is 50 hours and costs $50. (Subsidies are available.) Listening skills and awareness of social,… Continue reading

Expanded Midwifery Services Coming to Peterborough

Last week the province announced an additional $193,648 this year to support midwives in Peterborough-Kawartha, part of their $28 million commitment to expand midwifery services across Ontario.  This extension will help families access additional choice in primary care during a pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  The province is also working to… Continue reading

Protect Yourself Against Internet Frauds and Scams

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