General 

Rallying for Randy

Rallying for Randy This is 4 year old Randy Nedow. this sweet little four year old boy from Peterborough, Ontario has a terminal illness called Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS). It is an extremely rare form of partial albinism that is accompanied by problems in the immune and nervous systems. This specific type of albinism also causes vision problems such as sensitivity to light, reduced sharpness, and involuntary eye movement. There have been fewer than 200 reported cases of CHS around the world, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH,…

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West Nile Virus General News 

First Human Case of West Nile Virus

August 18, 2017 – Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Today Peterborough Public Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired locally. “With confirmation of our first human case of the season, we encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of West Nile virus in our area,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “The wet summer is giving mosquitoes more places to breed, so we urge residents to keep their properties clean of standing water and brush and protect themselves from mosquito bites.”…

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Police Media Release 

Peterborough teens charged after theft at Hunter Street laundromat

Peterborough Police Report Theft Arrests: Two Peterborough teens have been charged following a theft at a Hunter Street laundromat. On June 29, 2017 police were contacted regarding the theft of surveillance video cameras from a laundromat on Hunter Street that had occurred the day before. Through the investigation two males suspects were identified. As a result of the investigation on August 6, 2017 a 16-year-old Peterborough male was arrested at a Water Street address and charged with theft under $5,000. The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to…

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General 

Accessibility Plan – Consultation Survey

The City of Peterborough is updating our current Accessibility Plan. To help inform the updates, we are seeking input from people who visit, live and work in Peterborough. If you are a person with a disability, or you care or advocate for someone with a disability, we want to hear about your experiences. Everyone is invited to participate in the survey to help set priorities and clear goals for the next phase of accessibility planning in Peterborough. The survey is online at www.peterborough.ca/AccessibilityPlanSurvey. It will be available until 4:30 p.m. on Friday…

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Events General 

Nexicom Free community BBQ in support of the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society – August 18

If you plan to be in the Lakefield area this Friday August 18th and would like to enjoy some free BBQ join us from 11am to 2pm at the M&M Food Market at 140 Queen Street. All donations go directly to support the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society. Unopened wet and dry cat & dog food donations will also be accepted. Come out and support the amazing work LAWS does for our community, while enjoying the great quality meats M&M is known for. All are welcome, hope to see you there!…

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Events 

The Sheepdogs (Rock) | Aug 16

The Sheepdogs (Rock) | Aug 16 at Peterborough Musicfest As a young child Ewan Currie was discovered by his worried and frantic mother in a park near their Saskatoon home, he had wandered off and found a furry new friend. Years later the large benevolent canine would inspire the name of Currie’s now famous rock and roll band, The Sheepdogs. In early 2011 the last miles on that long road to fame took place in a 1995 Dodge 3500 van, as they toured Canada doing small gigs and travelled to…

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