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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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SOLD! – GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (GEH-C) joint venture. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed, subject to required Canadian regulatory reviews …

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Peterborough Teacher Wins 10th Annual Canadian Family Teacher Award

Peterborough Wins 10th Annual Canadian Family Teacher Award Sylvie Copland Receives $2,500 for School Programming and Supplies August 15, 2016 (TORONTO) – St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School’s Sylvie Copland has won $2,500 for school programming and supplies in the 10th Annual Canadian Family Teacher Awards, courtesy of program sponsor Johnson Inc. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Teacher Awards continue to recognize outstanding elementary …

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2016 Reusable Exchange Weekend – Fri. Aug. 5 to Sun. Aug. 7

Take advantage of this year’s Reusable Exchange Weekend events to pass along items you no longer want or perhaps find a new treasure for yourself. Everyone wins and fewer items will end up in our landfill. The 4th Reusable Exchange runs from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2016. Please place reusable items at the curb the Friday evening …

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Peterborough Community Police Service Crime Map

The Peterborough Police Service has long recognized the value of sharing information on community safety and security. To further community awareness and improve accessibility to information about calls-for-police-service occurring in the community, the Peterborough Police Service provides crime maps that show some types of criminal offences that have been reported to us. The Crime Map is located at http://www.peterboroughcrimemaps.com/  

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Announcing the Peterborough County-City Paramedics West End Base

Minutes Save Lives! Announcing the Peterborough County-City Paramedics West End Base Today at County Council, a by-law was passed that authorized the County to enter into a Lease Agreement for the premises located at 1003 Clonsilla Avenue to establish the Peterborough County-City Paramedics – West End Base. County Council, as the approval authority for Land Ambulance through the Consolidated Municipal …

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Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on Warsaw Project with Royal Patrons, Peter & Autumn Phillips

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region (HFHPKR) launched construction of its 27th build project at a ground breaking ceremony today. The celebration included an appearance and special remarks from Habitat’s Royal Patrons, Peter & Autumn Phillips who addressed a crowd of over 150 attendees, making this event Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region’s largest ground breaking ceremony to …

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Nuclear Powered Riding Mower ad on Kijiji

We noticed that someone posted an ad on Kijiji for a Nuclear Powered Riding Mower for the low price of $685,000.00. The ad says: I picked up a smaller nuclear generator in the Soviet Union it runs on U 238 urainum and repowered this machine with it ! NEVER BY GAS AGAIN to mow your lawn This mower produces only …

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Peterborough Pulse – July 16

Ptbo Pulse

Pulse is a vibrant, playful, and active car-free corridor along George St. through the heart of downtown Peterborough. July 16, 2016 More details at http://www.ptbopulse.com/ How to Participate at Peterborough Pulse There are no cars on the street, and we welcome you to enjoy your public space in a brand new way. Peterborough Pulse will be the city’s first Open Streets event. …

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Peterborough Public Health Issues the Second Heat Warning of the Season

Source: http://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/2016/07/11/peterborough-public-health-issues-the-second-heat-warning-of-the-season/ July 11, 2016 – Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the second Heat Warning of the season.  The heat will arrive during the day Tuesday, July 12 with highs of 30°C to 33°C in most places. Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 are also expected to be very warm, however, some areas could see some occasional relief …

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Healthy Parks Healthy People – July 15

Healthy Parks Healthy People! Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for your health too? The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. As our society becomes increasingly urban, there is growing recognition that Canadians are …

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Ever wondered what 138 paddlers look like from above?

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change posted this tweet titled Ever wondered what 138 paddlers look like from above? As you can see, Peterborough is a beautiful place to live.   Ever wondered what 138 paddlers look like from above? Check it out: @TrentSevernNHS #LockNPaddle #BirdsEyeView pic.twitter.com/oCydA8M2SM — Catherine McKenna (@ec_minister) July 7, 2016 The Honourable Catherine McKenna MP was …

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Peterborough Police release their 2015 Annual Report

  The Peterborough Police Service releases it’s 2015 Annual Report today on their web site and announced it on Twitter. Want to learn more about our Service? Check out our Annual Report: https://t.co/35zO91A7ow -LG pic.twitter.com/Dc36zKzz7p — Peterborough Police (@PtboPolice) July 4, 2016 CLICK HERE to view the Peterborough Police 2015 Annual Report    

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Rotary Ribfest

Millennium Park will once again be filled with the smell of barbeque and the sound of live music with the return of the 14th Annual Rotary Ribfest from July 8-10. This Annual 3 day event is organized by Kawartha Rotary Club and is co-sponsored by Peterborough Downtown Business Area. Ribfest is a BBQ Ribs & Beer Festival with live entertainment. …

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Mudmoiselle 2016

Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers. The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5 km stretch of Canada’s muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and ability to keep a straight face. Go the extra muddy mile and reach the minimum $150 fundraising goal and then some! Mudmoiselle In …

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