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

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area
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The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues to circulate in our area and becoming more sophisticated. On Monday April 23, 2018 an officer at our ARU (Alternative Response Unit) desk received approximately 36 calls from residents reporting they had been contacted by income… Continue reading

Feed Your Gardens with Compost From City of Peterborough

Feed Your Gardens with Compost From City of Peterborough
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Peterborough County residents may purchase small quantities of City-produced compost at both the Bensfort Road Landfill Site and at the Ecology Park (Ashburnham Drive) later this spring. However, truckload deliveries are no longer available from the City of Peterborough. Compost will be available for sale at the Landfill beginning Wednesday,… Continue reading