Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Flu is Still Here

Health Unit Reports Influenza Remains Prevalent in Community Residents Advised to Take Infection Control Measures The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is reporting continued influenza activity throughout the community. The Health Unit is issuing this advisory based on the continued presence of lab-confirmed influenza cases, outbreaks at local facilities, and increases in emergency room visits due

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County Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Announced

Spring Leaf & Yard Collection Begins Now The County of Peterborough is pleased to be offering a spring collection of leaf and yard material in Bridgenorth, Havelock, Lakefield and Norwood. There will be two collection dates in the spring: the last week of April and the last week of May. The collection dates are: 

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Seinfeld in Peterborough – A Show about Life and Death

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world’s most rich and successful comedians of all time. For 9 years his TV show “about nothing” dominated television with its self centred characters and focus on trivial matters blown out of proportion. The TV show changed society and North American culture. Reruns still get high ratings and people

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Kids Corner with Emily LOLA’S SEEDLINGS

Growing up, my parents always had a lovely garden, and it is a fond memory. I’d like to create a memory like that for my children too, so this year my kids and I are growing a garden together! We have investigated soil and seeds, gotten our hands dirty and decided what we would like

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Time for a New Kitchen?

With a very long winter behind us, it’s time to start planning your spring and summer projects. If you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen and this is the year, we have some great suggestions on where to begin. Kitchen updating can range from merely painting your old cabinets to a full scale renovation with

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Being Outside in April Can Be Challenging

Most people enjoy getting out side their homes to feel the warm sun and breeze which we miss so much in the winter.  Now for those of us in the great north, we also have black flies arriving in April too.  The black swarms find us and feed on us the moment we step outside.

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Possible Relocation of Canoe Museum to the Lift Lock

Parks Canada and the Canadian Canoe Museum are exploring an innovative idea of relocating the museum to the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway as a way to boost the tourism and revenue potential for both organizations.  They have signed a letter of intention to collaborate on this.  Together it would

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Kids in Museums

In 2003, the two-year-old son of writer, Dea Birkett, shouted “monster!” while he and his family were viewing a statue of Eagle Man at an Aztec exhibit at the Royal Academy in London, England.  Proud of her son’s perceptive take on what must have been an imposing sight (Eagle Man depicts a large winged and

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