Business General 

What is FastStart@Trent ?

  What is FastStart @ Trent? FastStart is an entrepreneurial training partnership aimed at university and college students. FastStart is designed to increase entrepreneurship skills and awareness and help students create solid business plans that take their products and services to market – quickly and successfully. FastStart’s partners include four academic institutions and two community entrepreneurship groups:Trent University/Trent University Durham, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College, Fleming College, Spark Centre, and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. FastStart is available to students at the four academic institutions in all fields of study. The partnership…

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General News 

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year.  During the summer months and early fall, PPH sets five traps weekly; three traps are in fixed locations and two others rotate throughout the Peterborough City and County. “Now that we’ve identified mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in our area, it’s especially important that residents…

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General News 

Curve Lake First Nation and Habitat for Humanity Celebrate Maawandoonan – Coming Together in Partnership

A crowd of more than 180 attendees came together at the Curve Lake Community Centre to learn about details of a new partnership that will bring affordable homeownership to Curve Lake First Nation. Attendees included the Honourable Maryam Monsef (Minister of Status of Women and MP for Peterborough-Kawartha) and Adam Vaughan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) as well as Habitat for Humanity representatives and Curve Lake Council and band members.   Also in attendance was Peter Phillips, Royal Patron and Youth Build Ambassador to Habitat for Humanity Peterborough &…

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Business General 

McDougall acquires Monkman Gracie Johnston Insurance

McDougall Insurance and Financial has announced that it has merged with Monkman Gracie Johnston Insurance. Monkman Gracie Johnston, based in Peterborough, has 22 employees. The company joins with McDougall Insurance and Financial to form an independent broker with 30 offices in eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley. McDougall has 330 employees and has racked up $250 million in property-casualty premium. All Monkman Gracie Johnston employees will remain with the company, according to a news release. The branch office location will remain open, and the management team – including current owners…

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Events General 

The Butter Tart Tour

In 2011, this sweet idea became a reality with just a few stops and big aspirations. Now the immersion in flaky deliciousness that is the Butter Tart Tour has grown to over 50 locations throughout Kawarthas Northumberland. You can taste your way across Northumberland County, Peterborough County, the City of Peterborough, and Kawartha Lakes. Tour partners include our stellar local bakeries, charming cafes, and elegant restaurants as well as welcoming resorts and inns across the region each serving up their take on this Canadian classic treat. You can find Butter…

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Events General 

Montreal Canadiens Alumni vs. Peterborough Quacks – November 10

On July 24, Your Family Health Team Foundation announced that the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team would be coming to Peterborough to participate in a charity hockey game on Friday, November 10 against the Peterborough Quacks, a team of local doctors. The game will take place at the Peterborough Memorial Centre and tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 28 for $20 and $75 for the VIP experience, which includes a pre-game reception and meet & greet with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team. The full roster for the Montreal Canadiens team will…

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