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PETERBOROUGH BLOOD CLINIC IN NEED OF MORE DONORS
12/12/2017 8:02:58 AM
More than 370 spots remain empty at the Peterborough Blood Donor Clinic between December 19th and 29th. The Canadian Blood Services are encouraging you to donate blood on Boxing Day as well.

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CITY COUNCIL GIVES $4 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CANOE MUSEUM
12/12/2017 7:51:55 AM
City council has once again changed its mind on support being pledged to the Canadian Canoe Museum. Staff originally recommended giving $4 million, which was lowered to $2 million during budget talks.

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UPDATE COMING THIS MORNING ON ANNUAL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
12/12/2017 6:58:14 AM
We are expecting to get an update on the United Way's annual campaign. A press conference has been scheduled for this morning at the organization's office on Stewart Street at 10:30. The goal is $1.85 million this year.

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POLICE CHARGE TEENS IN CONNECTION TO ATTEMPTED THEFT
12/12/2017 6:49:16 AM
Three teens are facing charges following a north-end theft attempt. Officials say the teens went into store on Saturday, grabbed a few items and then walked out without paying for them.

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OPP PUT OUT REMINDERS AHEAD OF SNOWY COMMUTE
12/12/2017 6:11:16 AM
The Peterborough area received a dumping of snow overnight which may make for a tougher morning commute. The OPP wants you to have your vehicle ready for the conditions. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt issues some reminders.

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MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FATAL FIRE IN FENELON FALLS
12/12/2017 6:02:37 AM
City of Kawartha Lakes OPP have arrested a man in connection to a fatal fire over the weekend in Fenelon Falls. There has been no word yet on what charges will be laid against the accused.

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UPDATE: INVESTIGATION INTO FATAL CRASH CONTINUES
12/11/2017 7:48:38 AM
Peterborough County OPP is still investigating the cause of a fatal crash. Yesterday afternoon, two vehicles collided head-on along Highway 7 near Blezard Line.

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GROUP OF PEOPLE SCHEDULED TO SPEAK ON CANOE MUSEUM FUNDING
12/11/2017 7:41:19 AM
The list of people planning to speak to City Council this evening on budget-related matters is long and it seems one issue in particular is getting the attention.

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CITY BUDGET GOES FOR FINAL APPROVAL AT COUNCIL
12/11/2017 6:17:40 AM
A final vote will be held this evening on Peterborough's 2018 budget. The plan calls for 2.85 per cent tax increase, or an extra $109 on a home valued at $243,000. Councillor Lesley Parnell says establishing a financial plan is always a difficult balancing act.

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REPORT: PETERBOROUGH TO GET MARIJUANA STORE NEXT YEAR
12/11/2017 6:09:43 AM
The doors of a marijuana store will be open in Peterborough by next July, just in time for the legalization of pot in Canada. City CAO Allan Seabrooke confirmed the timeline in an email to the Examiner late last week.

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SALVATION ARMY COLLECTS FOR ANNUAL 'CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP'
12/11/2017 5:12:43 AM
The Salvation Army is gearing up to put a smile on kids faces with its 'Christmas Toy Shop'. The organization has received donations recently from events such as the Santa Claus Parade and Teddy Toss at the Petes game.

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LATEST HOUSING REPORT SHOWS A MIXED BAG FOR THE AREA
12/11/2017 5:02:16 AM
The average sale price of a home in the Peterborough region last month was up. The newest report from the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors shows a 4.2 per cent jump from October, coming in at just over $397,000.

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HAVELOCK WOMAN KILLED AND TWO KIDS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH
12/10/2017 6:32:48 PM
A head on crash east of the City has taken the life of one woman, and has sent two children to hospital in Toronto with serious injuries. Officials say that two vehicles collided head on Highway 7 near Blezard Line just before 2:30pm today.

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PETES GET STUNG IN SARNIA
12/9/2017 9:40:00 PM
After going to OT in two straight games, and getting 3 of a possible points, the Petes travelled to Sarnia to wrap up their three game in three night weekend.

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WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA
12/9/2017 5:47:00 PM
If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, you may like the Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada, however if you still have yet to winterize your car....you may not.

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PETES TRY TO AVOID BEING LANCED BY THE KNIGHTS
12/8/2017 10:44:55 PM
After coming from behind and muzzling the Wolves on Thursday night, the Petes rolled into London on Friday night, looking to continue their winning ways as their three game in three night weekend continued.

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RECENT THEFTS FROM VEHICLES PROMPTS WARNING FROM POLICE
12/8/2017 9:53:20 PM
A reminder once again by police to Lock It or Lose It. This after more vehicle breaks ins earlier this week.

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PETES' RALLY TO BEAT THE SUDBURY WOLVES
12/8/2017 6:51:23 AM
The Petes' opened a busy stretch with a comeback win against Sudbury. EXTRA 90.5 FM's Rob Snoek has your game report. Peterborough plays again tonight against London.

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LOCAL WRESTLING SHOW TO BENEFIT PARN
12/8/2017 6:34:45 AM
Smash Wrestling will be suplexing their way to Peterborough for a great cause. They will be holding their "Smash Stigma!" event is coming up in support of the Peterborough Aids Resource Network.

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POLICE REMINDING YOU TO 'LOCK IT OR LOSE IT'
12/8/2017 6:07:27 AM
Peterborough Police again are stressing the importance of locking your vehicle and hiding valuables following thefts in Lakefield.

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CITY TO OFFER SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BUS SERVICE ONCE AGAIN
12/8/2017 5:19:22 AM
About 6,000 people out ringing in the New Year, took advantage of a free ride home on Peterborough Transit buses and that offer is being issued once again this December 31st.

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TRENT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PARK TO BE KNOWN AS 'CLEANTECH COMMONS'
12/8/2017 5:11:18 AM
The research and innovation park being built at Trent University finally has a name. Officials announced yesterday the park will be known as the 'Cleantech Commons'.

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LLOYD BACK IN AS CHAIR AT KPR DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
12/8/2017 4:58:08 AM
A change in leadership is coming to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Diane Lloyd was elected chairperson at last night's meeting, replacing Cathy Abraham.

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LIGHTFOOT DONATES TO CANOE MUSEUM
12/8/2017 4:50:55 AM
There will be a few new pieces being added to the Canadian Canoe Museum. Yesterday, Gordon Lightfoot announced he is donating three canoes to the facility including the yellow one featured in his song 'Canary Yellow Canoe'.

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POLICE ASKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING A MISSING MAN
12/8/2017 1:47:31 AM
Police are asking for help in locating a missing Lakefield man. 61 year old Joy (Joe) Edward Spence was last seen Tuesday morning at around 2:30am in the area of Water and McDonnel Streets, and there is now a concern for his safety and well-being.

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COUNTY COUNCIL APPROVES NEW PARAMEDIC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT
12/7/2017 9:19:00 AM
Peterborough County Council has approved a new three-year collective agreement for the Peterborough County/City Paramedic union, C.U.P.E. Local 4911.

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'CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPER' PROGRAM RETURNS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY
12/7/2017 7:25:03 AM
For those of us who are fortunate, its that time of year to give back and put a smile on those who are less fortunate. The Salvation Army is gearing up for its 'Christmas Food Hamper' to ensure that 6,500 needy individuals have an enjoyable holiday season.

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HEALTH OFFICIALS ONCE AGAIN ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A FLU SHOT
12/7/2017 7:14:57 AM
We're already into the beginning of flu season, with the first lab confirmed case of the virus being revealed by Peterborough Public, so protecting ourselves and loved ones is paramount.

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MINISTER OF SENIORS AFFAIRS MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT IN PETERBOROUGH
12/7/2017 7:12:19 AM
The latest census data shows there are more people over 65 in Ontario than under 15, so better support for seniors needs to be a top priority.

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LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS GET MONEY FROM STARTER COMPANY PLUS PROGRAM
12/7/2017 7:09:44 AM
The Starter Company Plus program is giving a financial boost to a group of local entrepreneurs. Last night at Market Hall, officials announced $26,000 in funding for seven new recipients.

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ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF PETERBOROUGH SNOFEST
12/7/2017 6:12:23 AM
In a true sign the year is almost over, an official launch of Peterborough Snofest has taken place. The Maple Sugar Fiddlers took part in 'waking up' Snofest Pete yesterday during a ceremony at Peterborough Square.

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LEAL TO SEEK RE-ELECTION
12/7/2017 6:08:40 AM
After months of speculation, Jeff Leal has decided to run in the next provincial election. The Peterborough MPP and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will be seeking a fifth term at Queen's Park.

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TWO PEOPLE HURT FOLLOWING CRASH IN THE CITY
12/7/2017 6:06:51 AM
Two people needed to be taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash. The accident took place yesterday morning in the area of Bethune and Aberdeen and resulted in a van ending up on its side. Both of the people hurt suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING A THEFT AT A TALWOOD DRIVE BUILDING
12/6/2017 7:34:48 PM
Officials are on the hunt for a thief after a recent robber at a Talwood Drive apartment building. The incident took place at around 1:30am on Friday morning, when a person broke into the office of the building and took off with cash and rent cheques.

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PETES FORWARD LOOKING TO SHOW HIS SKILLS TO TEAM CANADA BRASS
12/6/2017 7:34:47 PM
Petes forward Jonathan Ang has an opportunity to represent his country on the biggest stage in all of junior hockey.

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TIRES SLASHED IN NORTH END NEIGHBOURHOOD
12/6/2017 7:32:29 PM
A recent rash of vandalism in the north end of city has police on the hunt for suspects. Officials say that 14 vehicles parked along Cumberland Avenue over the weekend had their tires slashed or damaged.

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FISHING BANNED ON THE CAUSEWAY
12/6/2017 4:49:19 PM
It appears to be the old adage, a small few can ruin it for everyone else. After a slew of complaints about littering along the James A.

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PJHL: CHIEFS THUMP BRUINS 8-0
12/6/2017 8:31:04 AM
It was a blowout of the Bruins in Lakefield. The Chiefs got two goals from Braeden Kublick en route to a 8-0 win last night over Uxbridge. Jeff Hawthorne had a goal and an assist, marking his 100th career point in the PJHL.

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BUSY WEEK FOR THE PETES STARTS WITH 'TEDDY BEAR TOSS' NIGHT
12/6/2017 8:29:04 AM
The Petes' are gearing up for a very busy stretch of games this week. Tomorrow night marks 'Teddy Bear Toss Night' at the Memorial Centre against Sudbury. We spoke with Senior Coordinator, Communication & Partner Activation, Tamara Burns.

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'COP SHOP' EVENT TO BE HELD AT LANSDOWNE PLACE
12/6/2017 7:00:03 AM
If you see a lot of police officers walking around Lansdowne Place, don't be alarmed, they are there for good reasons. Today is the annual 'Cop Shop', which pairs an officer with a child who has be nominated by their school for a nice excursion.

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HEALTH UNIT ACTIVATES EXTREME COLD RESPONSE PLAN
12/6/2017 6:43:42 AM
It's time to break out the long johns as Peterborough Public Health has activated their Extreme Cold Response Plan. The plan is to advise residents on the best way to protect themselves when temperatures drop.

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PKAR TO HOST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
12/6/2017 5:59:56 AM
Local realtors will be coming together for their annual Christmas Breakfast.

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BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR POLICE SERVICES BOARD
12/6/2017 5:16:45 AM
For the first time in five years, Mayor Daryl Bennett took part in a meeting as part of the Peterborough Police Services Board. He returned to the board at last night's meeting.

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GRIEPSMA ACCLAIMED CHAIR OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD
12/6/2017 5:15:46 AM
The Chair of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board is going to remain the same. Trustee Michelle Griepsma was acclaimed at the board's annual meeting last night at the Mount Community Centre.

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CHANGES COMING TO CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES ACT
12/6/2017 5:08:03 AM
The Child, Youth and Family Services Act will make changes to the delivery of child welfare services. CYFA will govern a variety of sectors along with the addition of child welfare that includes child and youth mental health and residential services.

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SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR MINOR PETES
12/5/2017 12:37:06 PM
Foley Bus Lines Minor Midget AAA Petes gained 5 of 6 points recently to lead the ETA East division. On the weekend, the Petes played two games at the Minor Midget Showcase in Aurora.

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