Waste Management Services General News 

New Reuse Building at the Bensfort Road Landfill

Reuse Building A new waste diversion option is available at the Bensfort Road Landfill.  Customers will see a new addition at the facility starting this week. A “Reuse Building” is now in place at the drop-off platform, allowing people to set aside items they believe someone else might want. Those who see something they like can take it home, free of charge. Putting material at the Reuse Building does not mean it can be brought to the facility for free; customers will pay the same tipping fee as usual. It…

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Riverview Park and Zoo General 

Riverview Park and Zoo

Riverview Park and Zoo Located just north of downtown Peterborough, Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough. For decades, the park and zoo have attracted over a quarter of a million visitors a year. And no wonder – the zoo features 25+ exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Two-Toed Sloth, Wallaby, Emu, River Otter, Squirrel Monkey, Crocodile, Sichuan Takin, Meerkat and more! The park covers 55.5 acres and includes the largest and most…

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GE Peterborough General News 

GE eliminates hundreds of jobs at historic Peterborough plant

GE eliminates hundreds of jobs at Peterborough plant General Electric has eliminated approximately 358 good manufacturing jobs as the company announced it will cease operations at its Peterborough, Ontario plant by the end of the third quarter in 2018. “General Electric has been an integral part of Peterborough’s history for over a century,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “Now the company is rewarding the loyalty of the community by pulling up the stakes and moving jobs out of the country.” The workers, members of Unifor Locals 599 and 524 were informed of the impending…

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Garden Market - Ecology Park General 

GreenUP Ecology Park

GreenUP Ecology Park A unique place for people of all ages to discover a lasting friendship with our natural world. Tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle, yet easily accessible, it’s a place to relax under the canopy of Peterborough’s urban forest and explore our natural environment. At the Park you’ll find numerous gardens showcasing a unique array of greenery, including edibles, drought-tolerant, and pollinator-attracting plants. Folks of all ages can learn from the educational displays, but the young at heart will especially love the interactive ones. GreenUP Ecology…

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Police Media Release 

Time to Remember, Time to Act

International Overdose Awareness Day – Thursday August 31, 2017 On Thursday August 31, 2017 community partners and emergency services representatives will gather once again to help mark International Overdose Awareness Day by the ceremonial lowering of the flags at the Peterborough Police Service headquarters. Along with the lowering of the flag, during International Overdose Awareness Day community agencies are partnering to offer three take-home naloxone pop-up locations in the City (at Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park, Peterborough Square and One Roof) where anyone can come and get free training and…

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Events General 

The BEL Rotary Bike for Hospice Peterborough – Sept. 16

Saturday, September 16 The 2nd Annual Bike For Hospice Peterborough is brought to you by the Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield (BEL) Rotary Club, in partnership with the Peterborough Cycling Club, Hospice Peterborough, and sponsored by Peterborough Subaru. This charity cycling event is in support of both Hospice Peterborough and local BEL Rotary Community Projects. Help us raise funds for the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre which will be located at the corner of 325 London Street and Reid Street. It will become a hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative…

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