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Peterborough's nickname is "The Electric City" as it was the first town in Canada to use electric streetlights. It also underscores the historical and present-day importance of technology and manufacturing as an economic base of the city, which has operations from large multi-national companies such as Siemens, Rolls Royce, and General Electric, and more local technology businesses such as Fisher Gauge and Bryston. Electricity was one of the reasons Quaker Oats moved to the city, and as part of PepsiCo, remains a major fixture in the downtown area to this day.

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OPP Push for Change Hockey Challenge – Feb 18

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is organizing over 30 Hockey Challenge events across the province in partnership with local communities to raise awareness about youth homelessness. Hockey Challenge events began in December, 2016, and will run through March. Sportsnet will produce a feature that will air on Feb. 18, Hockey Day in Canada that highlights the Hockey Challenge and the …

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Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB releases a Directors Annual Report 2016 on YouTube

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is a progressive and dynamic organization that puts student success at the forefront, through their commitment to academic achievement, and the development of citizenship, personal, social, and life skills. They offer exemplary educational programs and services to students in the Municipality of Clarington, Northumberland and Peterborough counties. The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School …

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Quick thinking by staff at the Canadian Tire Pit Stop

Quick thinking by the staff of the Canadian Tire Pit Stop on Lansdowne Street, Peterborough.   @Ptbo_Canada @PtboFireRescue my guys @CTPitStopPtbo put out this car fire after the driver hit a post at Harvey’s #teampitstop community 1st pic.twitter.com/SYtFJ3vnmN — CT Pit Stop Ptbo (@CTPitStopPtbo) January 26, 2017

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4th Line Theatre is looking for actors for a community workshop and public reading

4th Line Theatre is looking for actors for a community workshop and public reading of Leanna Brodie’s Schoolhouse Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting at 4th Line Theatre but were not sure you wanted to make such a large commitment?  4th Line Theatre is pleased to announce its yearly community workshop and public reading which will …

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Citizen Appointments Now Available

The various citizen appointments listed below provide Peterborough residents with an opportunity to volunteer their time in various activities associated with local government. City Council will consider the application of any interested citizen of the City of Peterborough who desires to stand for appointment. If you are interested in serving on the Community Investment Grants Advisory Committee or the Peterborough …

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Applications to Trent University up by 17.4%

Applications to Trent University up by 17.4% among Secondary School Students Trent University led the province for percentage increase to applications for the second year in a row with a 17.4 per cent increase in applications from secondary school students against a system-wide increase of 2.4 per cent according to figures from the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). In addition …

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PRHC Strategic Plan Refresh Survey

PRHC is a regional hospital building healthier communities with their patients and partners. Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is embarking on a strategic planning process to refresh our future direction as an organization. As part of this process, they are asking for the input and perspectives of their various stakeholders on key aspects of where they are today, as well …

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Dr. K. Jennifer Ingram – Physician Lead for Senior’s Care

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. K. Jennifer Ingram as Physician Lead for Seniors Care. Dr. Ingram will work with other Central East LHIN physician leads, the provincial Seniors Care Network, regional and local health service providers and other partners involved in caring for older adults. She will …

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30th Peterborough SnoFest

The Peterborough Snofest Winter Carnival operates for the full month of January celebrating our “40th Anniversary” this year. Starting on January 7th until the 30th, we have 30 plus events already booked. Check out the calendar for details as we keep adding more events. Download the Brochure for more information.

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ReFrame 2017

This years ReFrame 2017  Film Festival takes place January 27 – 29th in Peterborough. ReFrame programmers spend months selecting, deliberating, and being inspired by some of the year’s best social justice films. In the process, we make connections across national borders and conventional boundaries. Diving into our oceans. Traversing the North. Exposing the arms trade. Defying gender norms. We hope …

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Peter Gzowski College is looking for Students to be Actors

Attention Students — Actors wanted! Are you: – In Peterborough early in the Winter 2017 term? – Available 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday/Sunday Jan 14/15 and/or January 28/29 – Interested in film and acting? – Interested in adding to your résumé? – Interested in meeting new people? – Prof. Sheldene Simola (ssimola@trentu.ca) in the School of Business is looking for …

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Ptbo Artists for Haitian Artists

Local artists have partnered up with Under One Sun to create a unique fundraiser to benefit Haitian Artists! Local artist Brianna Gosselin has called upon fellow local artists to bring a creative line up of workshops to benefit Haitian Artists. Each workshop is 2 hours long, is $50 and  features a different local artist and project, with all materials and …

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Lakefield Santa Claus Parade – Sunday Nov 20 at 1pm

The Lakefield Santa Claus Parade is this Sunday, November 20 from 1pm until 3pm Be sure to meet Santa at the legion after the parade. Candy and drinks for the kids. Parade begins at 1:00pm. Float marshalling and registration is at the Lakefield Legion (10 Nicholls Street, Lakefield) from 12:00 pm til 1:00pm. No pre-registration.

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We shall not forget

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. ..John McCrae We shall not forget.

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