Events General News 

Kawartha Rotary Ribfest 2017 – July 7,8 and 9

Enjoy the best barbecue in Peterborough at the 15th Annual Kawartha Rotary Ribfest.   Join us for a fun-filled weekend of lip smackin’ food, great music and entertainment, and loads of family fun! July 7th, 8th and 9th at Millennium Park in Peterborough. Free admission and entertainment! You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun! Check out this article of highlights from a last year’s event! All of the funds raised at the Kawartha Rotary RibFest go to support humanitarian projects locally and internationally.  Sponsored by Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha, so come on out and…

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Free WiFi Downtown Peterborough

Free WiFi is now available downtown! The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area announced phase one of their public outdoor wireless internet initiative. This service is for everyone who shops, dines, works, lives and enjoys Downtown Peterborough. The WiFi network is designed to be used outdoors to enhance the downtown experience. The first phase of the network covers some of the highest traffic areas downtown, including sections of Hunter, Charlotte and George streets. To use the network, look for “DowntownPTBO WiFi” on your device. Selecting the network will bring you to…

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Better wastewater treatment for Peterborough residents

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and…

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Celebrating New Affordable Rental Homes in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes

A grand opening ceremony was held today for new affordable rental homes in Peterborough. The Mount Community Centre is a community hub with an affordable housing element. The facility, at 1545 Monaghan Road in Peterborough, received $600,000 for six of its affordable housing units. These units will ensure more Peterborough residents have a safe, affordable place to call home. Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along…

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Business News 

CARSTAR Peterborough Opens in Ontario, Canada

CARSTAR Canada announced it has officially launched CARSTAR Peterborough. Owned by new multi-CARSTAR store owners Jim and Cathy Shirtliff, CARSTAR Peterborough is ready to serve Peterborough, Ontario and its surrounding communities. The Shirtliffs have been a franchise partner with CARSTAR for over 14 years. The new CARSTAR Peterborough location is a 6,000-square-foot facility offering full collision and glass repair and detailing and is completely handicap accessible. “Entering into this new location with CARSTAR behind us is comforting, as they have always supported our values and commitment to customer service,” said…

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Events News 

March is Easter Seals Month

March is Easter Seals Month is the beginning of Easter Seals Ontario’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign for kids with physical disabilities. Our goal during this month is to increase awareness surrounding the ongoing challenges and needs kids with physical disabilities experience while raising much-needed funds to support the organization’s programs and services. “Kids with physical disabilities are unstoppABLE,” says Kevin Collins, President and CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. “They simply require essential and often expensive mobility equipment and communication devices to achieve their goals. For example, a power wheelchair alone…

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