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2019 Peterborough Air Show

Peterborough Airport is proud to be celebrating 50 years of operation and the City of Peterborough is celebrating the 50th anniversary throughout 2019. Tickets on sale now! The main event for the 50th anniversary celebration will be a two-day weekend Air Show on September 21 and 22, 2019 featuring the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds aerial […]

Peterborough Lift Lock

Peterborough Lift Lock Timelapse

The Peterborough Lift Lock (Lock 21) is one of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a visible and lasting impact on Peterborough’s landscape. Quiet overnight mooring is located at the upper level. There are plenty […]

Riverview Park & Zoo Miniature Train will be late this year.

@RiverviewZoo has reported that the miniature train ride will be opening late this year. The rehabilitation of the pump house building at the dam has been delayed by the poor weather this spring. At this time, we’re estimating that we’ll be opening in the second week of June.

Retired Peterborough Resident plans trip to Hawaii with $683,592 LOTTARIO JACKPOT WIN

Congratulations to Leslie Vilneff from Peterborough for winning the $683,592.40 jackpot from the March 2, 2019 LOTTARIO draw. “I’ve been playing the lottery for over 30 years,” Leslie shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I play LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTARIO weekly.” Leslie, 63 years old and retired, checked his ticket online. “I […]

Elizabeth Fry hosting Rebel with a Cause event on March 20th

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough recently announced its third Rebel with a Cause fundraiser event which will take place on March 20th from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Canadian Canoe Museum. Back after a short hiatus, the Rebel with a Cause event pays tribute to local women who have been active in gender and […]

New Pool Pod improves accessibility at Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

A new portable Pool Pod that can assist people with mobility impairments to independently get in and out of a pool has been installed at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre thanks to a $50,000 grant from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. The City of Peterborough was selected as one of nine inaugural Jumpstart Accessibility Grant […]

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2019 Peterborough Air Show

Peterborough Airport is proud to be celebrating 50 years of operation and the City of Peterborough is celebrating the 50th anniversary throughout 2019. Tickets on sale now! The main event for the 50th anniversary celebration will be a two-day weekend Air Show on September 21 and 22, 2019 featuring the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds aerial […]

Victoria Day Peterborough 2019

Rotary Victoria Day Fireworks and Family Day 2019

Del Crary Park, Saturday, May 18, 2019 COME ON DOWN FOR SOME FAMILY FUN. LIVE MUSIC – FREE 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Lauryn Macfarlane, (country/ folk/indie singer songwriter) Nicholas Campbell, (15 year old rockabilly sensation) Charlie Earle (female R&B singer) *Entertainers will change if the event is postponed to the rain date. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm […]

Elizabeth Fry hosting Rebel with a Cause event on March 20th

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough recently announced its third Rebel with a Cause fundraiser event which will take place on March 20th from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Canadian Canoe Museum. Back after a short hiatus, the Rebel with a Cause event pays tribute to local women who have been active in gender and […]

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Feline and Fido Frolic Fur Ball to take place Saturday February 23rd

Team VanRaHan ready to Frolic for the Peterborough Humane Society Feline and Fido Frolic Fur Ball to take place Saturday February 23rd Each year the Peterborough Humane Society hosts a gala which is one of its major sources of funding for operational costs. This year, the Peterborough Humane Society is pleased to present the 6th […]

Foreigner’s Cold as Ice Tour 2019

Foreigner’s Cold as Ice Tour 2019Monday March 11th 2019 at 7:30pm The Peterborough Memorial Centre presents FOREIGNER, the band behind “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” and so many others of rock’s most enduring anthems, announces the Winter 2019 Cold As Ice tour. The legendary rock band will heat […]

Farquharson Back on the Streets – October 20

The Countdown is on — Farquharson Back on the Streets Next Saturday! If you happened to pass by the corner of King and George on a crisp January day earlier this year, you would have been forgiven for thinking you had come across a really cool street festival. Musicians were playing on a temporary stage […]

Peterborough Police Services

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Police looking to identify suspect following robbery

Police looking to identify suspect following robbery at Sherbrooke Street convenience store The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a robbery at a Sherbrooke Street convenience store. On October 2, 2018 at approximately 11:45 p.m. an unknown male entered a Sherbrooke Street convenience store, brandished a knife […]

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Traffic Light Offences targeted

During the month of March the Traffic Services Unit will focus on traffic light offences. This targeted enforcement is in addition to regular traffic enforcement and education the Unit provides on a daily basis. These offences relate to people disobeying traffic signals including: Red light $325 and 3 demerit points Amber light $180 and 3 […]

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Peterborough Police targeting distracting driving and view obstructed offences

During a three day plain clothes detail more than 100 charges were laid relating to distracted driving and view obstructed offences. “This is an incredibly high number of charges in such a short period of time. It is very concerning as we know that every year in Ontario distracted driving fatalities continue to surpass deaths […]

Peterborough man loses $7,000 in emergency scam

A Peterborough man has lost $7,000 in an emergency scam involving the purchase of gaming gift cards. In late January 2018 the victim, a man in his late 70’s, received a phone call from someone he thought was his son who quickly stated he had been in an accident, was at court and he needed […]

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