General News 

Better wastewater treatment for Peterborough residents

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and…

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General News 

Celebrating New Affordable Rental Homes in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes

A grand opening ceremony was held today for new affordable rental homes in Peterborough. The Mount Community Centre is a community hub with an affordable housing element. The facility, at 1545 Monaghan Road in Peterborough, received $600,000 for six of its affordable housing units. These units will ensure more Peterborough residents have a safe, affordable place to call home. Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along…

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Business News 

CARSTAR Peterborough Opens in Ontario, Canada

CARSTAR Canada announced it has officially launched CARSTAR Peterborough. Owned by new multi-CARSTAR store owners Jim and Cathy Shirtliff, CARSTAR Peterborough is ready to serve Peterborough, Ontario and its surrounding communities. The Shirtliffs have been a franchise partner with CARSTAR for over 14 years. The new CARSTAR Peterborough location is a 6,000-square-foot facility offering full collision and glass repair and detailing and is completely handicap accessible. “Entering into this new location with CARSTAR behind us is comforting, as they have always supported our values and commitment to customer service,” said…

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Events News 

March is Easter Seals Month

March is Easter Seals Month is the beginning of Easter Seals Ontario’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign for kids with physical disabilities. Our goal during this month is to increase awareness surrounding the ongoing challenges and needs kids with physical disabilities experience while raising much-needed funds to support the organization’s programs and services. “Kids with physical disabilities are unstoppABLE,” says Kevin Collins, President and CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. “They simply require essential and often expensive mobility equipment and communication devices to achieve their goals. For example, a power wheelchair alone…

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Events News 

Streets of Canada launches campaign to capture inspiring stories of Canadians for Canada’s 150th

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Streets of Canada, a Peterborough-based initiative is featuring a collection of short stories and photographs capturing the spirit of business owners, artists, and unsung heroes from coast to coast. The project was created by Peterborough tech entrepreneurs, Sana Virji and Ribat Chowdhury, who realized that while much was being planned to honour Canada’s history, it seemed little was being done to celebrate Canadians today. “Among the celebrations of Canada’s accomplishments and history, we want to honour the present and the people all around…

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News 

OPP Push for Change Hockey Challenge – Feb 18

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is organizing over 30 Hockey Challenge events across the province in partnership with local communities to raise awareness about youth homelessness. Hockey Challenge events began in December, 2016, and will run through March. Sportsnet will produce a feature that will air on Feb. 18, Hockey Day in Canada that highlights the Hockey Challenge and the OPP’s involvement with The Push for Change. As part of its community safety partnership with The Push for Change, the OPP is mobilizing and engaging with youth and various stakeholders…

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