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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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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General 

Rallying for Randy

Rallying for Randy This is 4 year old Randy Nedow. this sweet little four year old boy from Peterborough, Ontario has a terminal illness called Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS). It is an extremely rare form of partial albinism that is accompanied by problems in the immune and nervous systems. This specific type of albinism also causes vision problems such as sensitivity to light, reduced sharpness, and involuntary eye movement. There have been fewer than 200 reported cases of CHS around the world, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH,…

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West Nile Virus General News 

First Human Case of West Nile Virus

August 18, 2017 – Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Today Peterborough Public Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired locally. “With confirmation of our first human case of the season, we encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of West Nile virus in our area,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “The wet summer is giving mosquitoes more places to breed, so we urge residents to keep their properties clean of standing water and brush and protect themselves from mosquito bites.”…

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