General News 

Pavement Marking 2017

Pavement Marking 2017 The City of Peterborough Public Works Division has begun pavement marking operations to refresh all existing lines and pavement markings on City streets. All existing markings, including center, skip, bike, stop bars, school crossings and crosswalks, as well as pavement edgings will be repainted. To reduce the impact on traffic and enhance the safety of workers, crews will work Monday – Thursday nights from 8:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Temporary lane closures will apply when crews repaint symbols, stop bars and crosswalks with regular traffic control measures in place….

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Troy Speck General News 

New Chief Administrative Officer for Peterborough County Announced

Troy Speck to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Peterborough County Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Speck to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the County. Troy is currently the CAO for the Town of The Blue Mountains, a role he has held since 2011. Troy comes to the County with significant experience in municipal management including many years as a CAO. Council undertook an extensive recruitment process for the position that attracted the interest of over 100 candidates. Troy brings a proven…

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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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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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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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General News 

City of Peterborough Official Plan Update

How will our City grow, look, and function in the year 2041? The City of Peterborough is in the process of completing an update of its Official Plan, a legal document which sets the vision and direction that shapes the growth and development of the city to the year 2041. By the year 2041, the City is expected to grow to a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs – an increase of about 32,000 people and 10,000 jobs from 2016. The Official Plan is being developed with input from…

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