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Partial Solar Eclipse – Mon, Aug 21, 2017

First Total Solar Eclipse in USA Since 1979 This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918. When the Partial Eclipse Happens for Peterborough, Ontario The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times when the eclipse occurs. Event Time in Peterborough* First location to see the partial eclipse begin Aug 21 at 11:46…

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Peterborough man facing additional fraud charges, police believe there may be more victims

A 29-year-old Peterborough man is facing additional fraud charges after several more victims came forward to police. Through further investigation it was revealed that between January 2017 and July 2017 the accused defrauded several other persons he knows of postsecondary tuition funds and also convinced several of the victims to pay into an investment scam. As a result of the investigation Gaurav Paul, 29, of Applewood Crescent, Peterborough, is additionally charged with fraud under $5,000 X4. The investigation is ongoing. Police believe there may still be other victims and are…

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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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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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Kawartha Rotary Ribfest 2017 – July 7,8 and 9

Enjoy the best barbecue in Peterborough at the 15th Annual Kawartha Rotary Ribfest.   Join us for a fun-filled weekend of lip smackin’ food, great music and entertainment, and loads of family fun! July 7th, 8th and 9th at Millennium Park in Peterborough. Free admission and entertainment! You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun! Check out this article of highlights from a last year’s event! All of the funds raised at the Kawartha Rotary RibFest go to support humanitarian projects locally and internationally.  Sponsored by Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha, so come on out and…

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Free WiFi Downtown Peterborough

Free WiFi is now available downtown! The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area announced phase one of their public outdoor wireless internet initiative. This service is for everyone who shops, dines, works, lives and enjoys Downtown Peterborough. The WiFi network is designed to be used outdoors to enhance the downtown experience. The first phase of the network covers some of the highest traffic areas downtown, including sections of Hunter, Charlotte and George streets. To use the network, look for “DowntownPTBO WiFi” on your device. Selecting the network will bring you to…

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