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Economic Development Launching New Local Business Inventory

The desire to help local businesses survive and thrive has been projected further into the spotlight as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Peterborough is rich with many small enterprises and the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is launching a new initiative to create an inventory of what the local economy looks like. […]

YMCA Offers Virtual Health, Fitness Activities

“Y” not try something new? For those isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is offering a series of videos to help citizens of all ages stay active, healthy and entertained. “The Y community is here to support you and your family with staying healthy and connected at home,” the YMCA notes in […]

Citizens Explore Ways to Honour Ondrej Illini

If it was up to Sam Blondeau, there would be colourful murals painted throughout the downtown, plenty of fragrant lilac trees planted and several benches in the city’s core. These would be but a few gestures to recognize the contribution Ondrej Illini made to Peterborough’s downtown. The 49-year-old man who panhandled for decades in the […]

Man Remembers ‘The King’, Friend of the Street

One of the last times they got together, Cody-Blue Cassidy Hough and Ondrej “Andre” Illini sang the hook from Forgot About Dre together. Cody-Blue popped into Sandy’s Cigars and Variety on Hunter Street and grabbed them snacks. In the back of his mind, Cody-Blue was worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic would impact his friend, […]

‘Grow Food Peterborough’ to Serve as New Hub for Local Food

Pat Learmonth hopes “Grow Food Peterborough” will grow more than vegetables. The director of Farms at Work is hopeful the new Facebook group will grow into a hub for all-things local food. “Grow Food Peterborough” is a new space for discussion about food in the online community. “The Local Food Peterborough initiative has just launched […]

‘We are Here to Support You, Your Well-Being and Your Safety’

Peterborough is launching Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a straight-forward message – “We are here to support, your well-being and your safety.” Various partners on the front lines of response addressing sexual and domestic violence locally are teaming up to raise awareness of the issue and the supports and services available. This year presents even […]

How Does Your Community Garden Grow?

Peterborough will soon be opening its many community garden plots that grow food and flowers for local residents. The Ontario government announced April 25 that community gardens are an essential service and can open during the current state of emergency in the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are happy to announce that community […]

Hopes, Opportunities Emerge for East City Community

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a local citizen has asked what people would like to see in their neighbourhood once the opportunity to connect in person with others is possible again. Some residents of East City have shared a wish list that includes a variety of activities. One person suggested reviving a street party on […]

‘This Community is Overflowing with Good People’

Peterborough residents determined they could “Spare a Square” and then some by donating more than 20,000 pounds of food and necessities during a recent food drive. Kawartha Food Share received the 22,707-pound contribution as a result of a community effort called the Spare A Square Porch Food Drive. Peterborough resident Megan Murphy spearheaded the idea […]