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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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Canada and Ontario Invest in Infrastructure at Trent University

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $8.07-million investment at Trent University will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. …

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Vital Signs® Report revealed Oct. 6

Vital Signs® is community knowledge in action.  It is a tool we can use to recognize our community’s strengths, identify needs, and help us to understand how we’re changing over time.  Vital Signs® is used by many people and organizations in our community to educate, champion important issues and bring people together to make positive change.  You can use it …

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Peterborough’s Sylvie Copland, Winner of National Award

St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School’s Sylvie Copland has received $2,500 for school programming and supplies as a top winner of the 10th annual Canadian Family Teacher Awards. Sylvie was presented with her winning prize money, an enlarged cheque, as well as other prizes during an award ceremony at her home school. The Teacher Awards is a national program whereby teachers …

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A Historical Timeline of Peterborough

A Historical Timeline of Peterborough From 9000 BC to Present  Credit to : Shawn Hughes (Teacher at Crestwood SS) 9000 BC to 5000 BC: Paleo-Indians lived in the area. 5000 BC to 1000 BC: Laurentian people lived in southern Ontario. 1000 BC to 1000 AD: Woodland peoples in the area. Initial Woodland had no contact with Europeans. Petroglyphs completed between …

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Subaru Canada Partners with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.  As the program’s Signature Sponsor, Subaru will help support this valuable service that pairs trained Therapy Dog teams with those in need. As a result of this partnership Subaru hopes to continue to raise awareness, provide support and help the Therapy …

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Artsweek Peterborough. Sept 23-Oct 2

September 23 – October 2, 2016 Artsweek is Peterborough’s annual festival of the arts, a 10 day, multi-disciplinary showcase of creativity that began as part of the City’s Centennial Celebrations in 2005. This annual event continues to bring new work to new audiences, support original creation by local artists, and celebrate Peterborough as a creative community. Artsweek 2016 features 30 …

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Trent University Announces Inaugural Teaching Fellows

Dr. Stephen Hill and Dr. Jane Mackie announced as two new fellows thanks to generous gift Trent University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning is delighted to announce the first two recipients of the inaugural Trent Teaching Fellowships, Dr. Stephen Hill, an associate professor with the School of the Environment, and Dr. Jane Mackie, an assistant professor with the Trent/Fleming School …

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Peterborough Petes Town Hall – Thursday, Sept. 15

On Thursday, September 15 at 7:05pm, the Peterborough Petes Board of Directors will host season ticket holders in the first ever Petes Town Hall event at Market Hall in Peterborough. The purpose of the event is to hold an open forum for questions about the Petes organization, particularly relating to team governance, operations, and community relations. Season Ticket Holders will …

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Robert Bateman’s Scenic Lodge in Haliburton is for Sale

“The Lodge” has served as an inspirational landscape and family getaway for internationally recognized Canadian painter and naturalist, Robert Bateman. This high-end log cabin has complete privacy and is surrounded by serene wilderness and gorgeous waterfalls. With 4 bedrooms on the main floor and a massive granite stone fireplace serving as the centrepiece for cozy gatherings – this bright, open-concept …

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PARD to host RCMP Musical Ride – September 7th 2016

This year, PARD will be joining forces for one of our biggest events ever. This is the first time in 30 years that the Musical Ride has been hosted in Peterborough, and we are are honoured to have partnered with such exciting and patriotic event to bring forth and share with our beautiful city. Not only will this be an …

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West Nile Virus Detected in Lindsay Area

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Trapped in Lindsay; Area Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions – Local Lindsay area residents are asked to fight the bite of mosquitoes, now that West Nile virus has been detected for the first time this year in the Health Unit region. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has received lab confirmation that …

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Radio Free Peterborough launches new website and two free mobile apps to celebrate 12th anniversary

Radio Free Peterborough launches new website and two free mobile apps to celebrate 12th anniversary: search, browse and stream nearly 13,000 tracks of unique audio culture from Peterborough Ontario. There must be something in the water in Peterborough Ontario. For a city of its size “The Patch” (as locals call it) boasts an incredibly rich and diverse live music scene. …

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Peterborough Police launches postcard campaign to spread fraud prevention messaging: “You are their next target:

The Peterborough Police Service launched a postcard campaign aimed at getting crucial fraud prevention messaging directly into people’s homes. Our Service has done a lot of messaging and education around the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam yet we are still being inundated with calls from citizens reporting this fraud,” says Detective Constable Keith Calderwood, Peterborough Police Service Fraud Unit. “The scammers …

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RCMP statement on plane crash

Aug. 19. 2016 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), York Regional Police (YRP) and Peterborough Police Service (PPS) have been working together to investigate the plane crash that occurred in Peterborough on August 12, 2016 after the plane was stolen from a Markham Airport. As Canadian airspace incidents involve federal authorities in the investigation, PPS contacted the Ontario RCMP Integrated National …

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