Hand of Man Returns

Hand of Man Returns
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Fall has arrived and the Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts is presenting their yearly Hand of Man Art and Craft sale.  This is their 43rd year and is the longest running craft show in the Kawarthas and has become a must-see destination. Come join the 130 artisans who make… Continue reading

How to Sell Cannabis Responsibly

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Most are aware that as of October 17 the non-medicinal use of cannabis will be legal in Canada. While the federal government has set some standards and has established the overarching framework for cannabis legalization, the regulation of retail sales systems has been left to individual provinces. Last month, the… Continue reading

Peterborough County Plowing Match Celebrates 100 Years

Peterborough County Plowing Match Celebrates 100 Years
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The Ontario Plowman’s Association is hosting their annual plowing competition the last weekend of September at the Edgerton Farm located at Lindsay Rd at Fowlers Corners.  Established in 1913, the organization has hosted annual plowing matches every year since 1918 except during WWII, featuring old and new plowing methods using… Continue reading

Tobacco Endgame Could End “Hallway Healthcare”

Tobacco Endgame Could End “Hallway Healthcare”
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In the early days of May 2018, the Ontario government released its long awaited Smoke Free Ontario strategy. Its opening sentence reminds readers that “Every day tobacco kills more Ontarians than alcohol, illicit substances, accidents, suicide and homicides combined.” And for those whose bottom line may be dollars and cents:… Continue reading

Public Health Issues in the Provincial Election

Public Health Issues in the Provincial Election
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With a provincial election in the air, no doubt health care funding will get loads of that air time. That’s not the case for public health: it usually takes a crisis like SARS or Walkerton to grab the public’s attention and propel us onto the political radar screen. In this… Continue reading

Check in on Your Mental Health

Check in on Your Mental Health
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This May 7-13 is the 67th Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness by making this a “mental illness awareness week.”   It provides an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to maintain… Continue reading