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Peterborough Examiner News
- Police release sketch of variety store robbery suspectCity police have released a composite sketch of a suspect after a recent variety store robbery.
- Bennett to run againJoin The Examiner's Joelle Kovach and Clifford Skarstedt for live coverage from the steps of City Hall today at 10 a.m. as Mayor Daryl Bennett offers the answer to a commonly asked question: Will he run for re-election in the 2014 municipal election?
- Hwy. 7 drama: rollover sends man to hospital, another driver goes into seizureA man in his 40s was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with serious injuries after a pickup truck hauling a trailer rolled into a ravine on Hwy. 7 west of Fowlers Corners shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday.
- National Guard begins pullout from riot-weary FergusonMissouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday as tensions eased after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.
- Lakers lose home floor advantageThe Six Nations Chiefs have taken home floor advantage away from the Peterborough Lakers beating the hosts 9-5 at the Memorial Centre Thursday.
- County council 'extremely happy' about roads, bridges fundingPeterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones says council's "extremely happy" about a new, $100-million-a-year fund to help rural municipalities repair roads and bridges.
- Canada's tallest man hits the big timeLooks like Jerry Sokoloski, of Etobicoke, has finally hit it big.
- Family thankful for plans to install traffic signsA mother who narrowly avoided a collision with a transport truck on County Rd. 4 near Donwood says she's pleased the County of Peterborough plans to install new traffic signs to increase safety.
- Tickets on sale for Canadian Rugby Championship here Sept. 21Tickets are now available for the Canadian Rugby Championship game to be hosted by the Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club Sept. 21 at Nicholls Oval.
- Ted Brown two shots of PGA Tour Canada event leadPeterborough's Ted Brown is off to a solid start at the PGA Tour Canada's Greater Waterway Classic with an opening round six-under score of 66 on Thursday.
- Search for missing city man to resume FridayThe search for a local man who may have drowned continues along the Otonabee River near Millennium Park.
- City league softball final opener rained outGame 1 of the Peterborough Men's Softball Association city league final was cancelled because of wet field conditions Thursday at George (Red) Sullivan East City Bowl.
- Project improves access to internet for rural residentsMore locals have improved internet service in the Kawarthas thanks to a rural broadband network project.
- So Yeon Ryu takes first-round lead at CP Canadian Women's OpenSo Yeon Ryu couldn't recall the name of the London Korean-Japanese restaurant she dined at Wednesday night.
- Ontario students conduct mock Mars missionCanadian university students are training up for a mission to Mars.
- Arrest made in historical sex assaultsMan charged in connection with alleged sex assaults at Ontario farm 30 years ago
- CRTC proposals too costly; watchdog groupTV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs
- Harper wrong on aboriginal women inquiry:WynneHarper's comments on missing and murdered aboriginal women 'outrageous': Wynne
- Mayor Bennett hosts blood-donor clinic Aug. 29Mayor Daryl Bennett is calling on more residents of the Peterborough area to give blood in his fifth annual clinic leading into the Labour Day weekend. Mayor Bennett ‘s Blood Drive runs Thursday, Aug. 28 from 1 to 7 p.m. The permanent clinic acro
- Man charged in connection with thefts in Woodville(WOODVILLE) OPP say a man was arrested in connection to thefts that happened in the Woodville area on Thursday (Aug. 21). Police were initially called when a man refused to pay a taxi fare. The investigation further revealed the suspect took alchoh
- Peterborough man charged after vehicle stop in Lindsay(KAWARTHA LAKES) A Peterborough man is facing a drinking and driving-related charge after a vehicle stop in Lindsay on Friday (Aug. 22). Kawartha Lakes OPP say the vehicle was traveling at high speed on Highway 35 near Colborne Street when it was st
- 2 UofO hockey players charged with sex assaultTwo University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sex assault
- Kawartha Treeworks employee taken to hospital after struck by tree limbLAKEFIELD -- The Ministry of Labour is investigating an incident after Kawartha Treeworks employee was struck by a tree limb on the job on Tuesday (Aug. 19). According to Ministry spokesman Bruce Skeaff, the employee is 25 years old or younger and
- Cyclist injured in downtown Peterborough accidentPETERBOROUGH -- Peterborough-Lakefield police are asking drivers to avoid a downtown Peterborough intersection following a collision involving a cyclist. The crash took place at the intersection of Charlotte and Alymer streets Friday (Aug. 22) mo
- Woman wakes to find ex-boyfriend in her bedroom: Peterborough policePETERBOROUGH -- A man was arrested after a woman woke to find her ex-boyfriend in her bedroom. Peterborough Lakefield police say a 44-year-old man and 38-year-old woman were in a previous relationship. On Aug. 21 around 9 p.m., the woman woke to t
Topix Peterborough News
- Conquer your fear for The Canadian Cancer SocietyVolunteer Andrea Forbes arranges daffodils in preparation for the annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodils Days in Peterborough, Ont.
- Improved High-Speed Internet Now Available in Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough CountyThe reach and speed of existing wireless and DSL networks have been expanded to provide download speeds of up to 15 Mbps through a new fibre optic cable network and new or improved access points made possible through the Regional Network project.
- Lisburn girl is a next generation leaderYoung Enterprise NI alumnae Cathy Campbell and Sarah McBride will represent Northern Ireland at the Next Generation Leaders Forum held in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
- Long Read: Coywolves & Pizzly BearsWe humans are a promiscuous and unchoosy species, and apparently we encourage such tendencies in the species forced to deal with us.
- "A Life Well Lit"This is the heading of a pamphlet I found in the office of my ophthalmologist. It refers, of course to the importance of good illumination.
- Memories shared of author W.O. MitchellOrm and Barb Mitchell spent the weekend in Weyburn to attend the celebrations at the Weyburn Wheat Festival for the centennial of the birthday of Orm's father, W.O. Mitchell, renowned Canadian author who was born and raised in Weyburn.
- Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway cultureThe North American appliance repair business isn't what it used to be. With prices dropping lower and lower for new appliances like vacuums, many consumers are opting to discard, not repair.
- 8/2/2014 - Canadian Researchers Seek Bio Control for DandelionsGUELPH, Ontario, Canada-The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation is seeking a biological control to tackle dandelions.
- 080114-COMMONS_20140603-POS2014060317270997-32421095-COMMONS_20140603-W.jpgThe speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
- Key emails in case against MP Dean Del Mastro should be available, sources sayThe emails at the heart of the case against MP Dean Del Mastro should have been backed up and available on the House of Commons computer system, sources familiar with the system say.
- Seven OSS Grassroots divisions at Grand RiverSeven $18,000 divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters took place on Wednesday at Grand River Raceway, and Hemi Seelster padded his lead atop the group with a 2:02 victory in the sixth split.
- Peterborough Movers & Junk Removal Company EMS Movers Announce Price Match GuaranteePeterborough, Canada / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2014 / EMS Moving Services, an Ontario-based, reliable, and affordable moving company, recently announced the launch of its price match guarantee.
- Heat Losses Are Way More than PlannedAn owner/builder in Ontario feels deflated after heat-loss calculations come in much worse than he expected - but numbers are not always what they seem Bob Holodinsky is planning to build this house in Ontario but he's discouraged that the home's design heat loss is higher than he'd hoped for.
- PTBOCanada Featured Post: Prosperity Trade Show 2014 - The Show All About BusinessThe Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s annual Prosperity Business Trade Show is fast approaching. The show will be held on September 10th, 2014, at the Morrow Building and will feature more than 100 exhibitors. The annual show is comprised of members of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and features unique and cutting edge businesses from all cor […]
- Here Are Peterborough People Who Resemble CelebritiesEver been told you look like someone famous? These people from Peterborough have. (Email us your doppelgänger and we'll add to this list.)Model/actress Theresa Longo tells us she often gets these comparisons: 1. To Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones... Longo at left 2. ... And to Pamela Anderson from her Baywatch days.. […]
- 13 Historical Facts About Indigenous People In Peterborough AreaPeterborough and the Kawarthas has an amazing native history and culture. Thanks to Rosanna Haroutounian for compiling this listicle for us... Hiawatha church, 1954 1. Peterborough is the native territory of the Anishinaabeg, a group of indigenous people comprised of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware communities wh […]
- Here Are All The Different Modes Of Transportation Around Peterborough Over The DecadesOther than walking—and yes, walking rocks!—we get from Point A to Point A a lot of different ways in Peterborough, some of us in really creative ways. Here's a look from past to present...BY BIKE (WE'RE A HUGE BIKING COMMUNITY)... BY HORSE, LIKE THIS ONE AT THE TIM HORTONS ON WATER STREET NEAR TRENT... BY STAND UP PADDLE BOARD... BY CANOE... AND IN […]
- PTBOCanada Featured Post: Dr. Brenda Tapp On The Vital Importance Of Naturopathic Health CareDr. Brenda Tapp The past 20 years have seen an overwhelming increase in consumer demand for safe and effective natural health care. Doctors trained in the science of natural health care at accredited medical schools are known as naturopathic doctors.Why would you see a naturopathic doctor? Well, according to Dr. Brenda Tapp of the Peterborough Centre of Natu […]
- Help A Badly Injured Havelock Father Of Four With A Heart Of GoldJoe's four children Photo of accident via CHEX TV Joe Deshane is a small town volunteer firefighter in Havelock, a kind, funny, well known man around town often spotted with a cup of Tim Hortons in his hand. He is also the breadwinner for a young family consisting of a wife and four small children. On Friday (August 15th), Joe was involved in a serious […]
- 47 Tall Tales About Peterborough, CanadaThese facts are all totally pretty much not true...1. The Peterborough Lift Lock was originally constructed to be a giant boat teeter-totter. Millennium Park 2. Someone once went over Peterborough Falls at Millennium Park in a barrel.3. Peterborough is the LARPing capital of Central Ontario4. Little Lake was once called Big Lake. Del Crary Park (photo courte […]
- A Peterborough Man Who Has Been Playing The Lottery 35 Years Just Won $10 MillionPeterborough's John Pirie won $10 million in the Lotto 6/49 on the weekend... $10,395,605.70, to be exact. “It’s been my weekly ritual for 35 years [to play the lottery],” Pirie says in an OLG media release. “On the way to work at 5 p.m. every Sunday night, I stop at the gas station to check my tickets.” Pirie had five tickets for Saturday’s draw—and hi […]
- Escape Maze Live Interactive Game On Peterborough Farm Is Historical ThrillerOnce you enter into the dimly lit room, you will hear the lock on the old wooden door click shut behind you. You and your friends now only have 45 minutes to figure out how to escape! Scattered around the room are a loosely connected set of clues that you will have to decipher to get you one step closer to freedom. Some take math skills, others are physical […]
- Peterborough Graphic Artist Creates Amazing Poster Tribute To Robin Williams[Update No. 2: August 17th Huffington Post Canada picks up the story.][Update: August 16th The poster is being seen and shared around the world after Rosie O'Donnell retweeted our tweet to her 757,000 followers last night.] ORIGINAL POSTLocal musician/filmmaker/graphic artist Tyler Boyco made this awesome minimalistic poster tribute to Robin Williams an […]
- Watch: Peterborough Musician Scarlett Grace Covering "Bitch"picture via @ScarlettGraceA Cool cover version below by Peterborough musician/songwriter/actress Scarlett Grace of Meredith Brooks' "Bitch", with Brian Black on guitar.To hear more of Scarlett's songs, go to her YouTube channel.Tip us at email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, and Like us on Facebook.
- Peterborough Entrepreneur Launches Local Version Of Foxy Leggings ClothingPeterborough's Liz Shaughnessy has started a local version of West Coast Canadian company Foxy Leggings that specializes in fun and trendy leggings for adults and children. Email Liz here for more info on ordering a pair or if you want her to host a "Foxy Leggings" party where she comes to your house and you and your friends can shop from the […]
- Improv All-Stars Colin Mochrie & Linda Kash Perform At Dinner Theatre Event In PeterboroughOn Thursday, August 21st, The Venue is hosting an Improv and Dinner Theatre with such improv A-listers as Linda Kash, Colin Mochrie, Adam Cawley, Deb McGrath and more performing. See the poster below for details, and get your tickets at The Venue. Tip us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, and Like us on Facebook.
- 31 Fun Facts About Peterborough1. On May 24th, 1884, Peterborough became the first city in Canada with electric street lighting.2. The Peterborough Lift Lock, constructed in 1904, is the highest hydraulic lock in the world with a rise of 65 feet (19.8 m). Historical pic via Trent Valley Archives 3. Trent University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Peterborough this year, and Fleming […]
- The Peterborough Patchbus Is Just About The Coolest Camper Van EverThe Wolf's Ken Elrick II—aka "Dr Patchbeard"—has the hippest set of wheels anywhere. Here, in his own words, he tells us about "The Patchbus"...The Patchbus is a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper that I purchased in the fall of 2012 from a nice hippie couple in Cobourg. I've been interested in cars my whole life and had b […]
- An Incredible Act Of Kindness To Out Of Town Visitors At Riverview Park & ZooA family visiting the Peterborough Riverview Park & Zoo from Toronto wanted to take the zoo train. But the zoo doesn't have an ATM machine yet—they do have plans to get one next summer when their new Guest Services and Education Centre building is complete—and the family had no cash. The kids were really disappointed they wouldn't get to take t […]