Tobacco Endgame Could End “Hallway Healthcare”

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

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

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

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

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

Vulnerable Person Registry Will Help Emergency Responders

  The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The information provided is entered into a secure database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. To use the registry the vulnerable person must live in… Continue reading

Community Care Hosts Breast Health Presentation

  Last week two staff members from Peterborough Regional Health Centres’ Breast Assessment Centre came to Millbrook to discuss breast health.  This hospital department offers complete breast care services, from screening through a range of diagnostic tools and patient support.  In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, their staff… Continue reading

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen

Bonnie Moore is one busy lady, and she seems to like it that way.  A few years ago she launched her home-based business – Patefacio Design.  From the Latin term meaning to construct or bring to light, this name is a reflection of the process she was going through as… Continue reading

Non-Emergency Crime? Report it Online!

The Peterborough Police Service officers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes. Crimes that can be reported via our online system include the following: Theft under $5,000 Fraud scams Theft from vehicle Damage to vehicle Lost property Damage to property For more information or to fill out a non-emergency crime… Continue reading