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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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Party City now open in Peterborough

Party City has now opened at 1080 Lansdowne Street, West at the former Blockbuster/Pet-A-Rama location (or the old Consumer’s Distributing location if you are old enough to remember) They offer a big selection of boys and girls birthday party supplies, holiday party supplies, theme party supplies, and costumes for Halloween. Though new to Canada, the Party City Corporation has been …

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I Wrecked My House – Casting Call for Peterborough

Mountain Road Productions is currently casting a new series on HGTV called I WRECKED MY HOUSE and we are looking to cast homeowners in Peterborough Ontario. The lucky homeowner that is cast for the show will receive a FREE, yes a FREE home renovation!!!!! I Wrecked My House is an HGTV Canada series hosted by comedian Steve Patterson that features eccentric, kooky and unconventional approaches to home …

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Taste of Mediterranean open now in Lansdowne Place

A new franchisee opened up Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the Lansdowne Place food court. Their menu offers great tasting Mediterranean platters like popular Lebanese Platter and Greek Platters, Pita Sandwiches, Souvlaki Dinner, Falafel Dinner, Hummus, Tabouleh, Appetizers and Assorted Salads. Other offerings include Beef Greek Gyro, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Souvlaki, Falafel, Greek Salad, Hummus, Tabouleh, Rice, Saucy Potatoes, Pitas, …

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