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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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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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Séan McCann from Great Big Sea plays Peterborough on Nov. 26

Séan McCann is “on the Road to Recovery” Séan McCann, former member of Great Big Sea is now embarking on his second solo tour and will be playing the Market Hall in Peterborough on Saturday, Nov. 26. Séan McCann, acclaimed singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee, and Bell Let’s Talk ambassador takes his personal stories and songs on a “Great Big” Recovery Tour this fall, with 25 …

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Adam Scott + Scruffy’s TEAM 55 – Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Team 55 was started this fall by Dave and Heather Pogue, with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Adam Scott Lions junior football team, following the suicide of their son and Lions’ alumnus Mitchell Pogue. Scruffy, (Jonathan Lopes), is a grade 12 student currently attending Adam Scott C.V.I. Last year, Scruffy ran a mental health fundraiser entitled “Purple Scruffy” and …

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Wendel Clark at Chapters November 3rd – Signing his autobiography “Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game”

From bestselling authors to the most anticipated new books, Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada are thrilled to announce the following free and exclusive events in November. Join one of hockey’s greatest heroes, Wendel Clark, as he signs copies of his autobiography, Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game – the story of a man who refused to say …

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Crushing for a Cause – Christmas Edition

Nurse Scrap Metal invite the great people of Peterborough to pop by and make a donation to the Kawartha/Haliburton Children’s Foundation. They are accepting donations of scrap metal (100% of proceeds going towards the gift fund), cash, new unwrapped toys or gift cards to local stores. If you have any old scrap laying around and can’t get it here, give …

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Tas Cru and The Tortured Souls are returning November 10 at Showplace

Tas Cru and The Tortured Souls are returning November 10 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available at $32 online or at the Darling Insurance box office. Tas is releasing a new album just around the time of his Peterborough appearance. Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru’s songs and testify …

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Central East LHIN welcomes new Board Chair

Central East LHIN welcomes new Board Chair Louis O’Brien of Peterborough The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) is pleased to announce that Mr. Louis O’Brien has been appointed, through an Order in Council from the Lieutenant Governor, as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Central East LHIN effective October 4, 2016. Mr. O’Brien …

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Win a Storefront in Downtown Peterborough for a year!

Do you have a cool business idea? Do you already have an existing business? Do you want to have your business in downtown Peterborough? What if you could win a storefront right in downtown for 12 months FREE plus additional prizes?! Win This Space is a new Downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), Peterborough …

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September 2016 Housing Starts in Peterborough

Housing starts in the Peterborough Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending up at 656 units in September compared to 524 units in August, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. “Demand for new homes has proved resilient. After a short-lived …

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The Best Fall Foliage Destinations in Ontario – Peterborough and the Kawarthas are listed as Third

Paste Magazine has listed Peterborough and the Kawarthas as the third best destination in Ontario to see the Best Fall Foliage. the top 5 are: Thousand Islands Saulte Ste. Marie Peterborough and The Kawarthas Algonquin Provincial Park Thunder Bay For those looking to chase the changing colors of the fall, Ontario offers an array of autumnal activities. Take advantage of …

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High Valley Music Video filmed on rooftop of Millbrook Home Hardware

Home Hardware in Millbrook posted that the new High Valley music video is now online. The video was filmed on the rooftop of their store in Millbrook, Ontario. The @HIGHVALLEY music video filmed on the rooftop of our Millbrook location is out! Watch it here (we love it!): https://t.co/uOG4hZe33o pic.twitter.com/j7vXUxlHXu — Home Hardware (@HH_Kawarthas) October 13, 2016 “Every Week’s Got …

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