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UNITED WAY OF PETERBOROUGH REVEAL THEIR 75TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN RESULTS
3/30/2017 6:20:33 PM
The results are in for the 2016 United Way of Peterborough 75th anniversary campaign. A total of $1.82 million was raised last year reaching 91% of set goal of $2 million.

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PETERBOROUGH POLICE OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY AT HEARING
3/30/2017 3:28:09 PM
An officer with the Peterborough Police Service is being demoted. Constable Brock Boynton previously pled guilty to impaired driving charges after being found asleep behind the wheel while off duty last December in the north end of the city.

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THE PETES LOOK TO PUNCH A TICKET INTO THE SECOND ROUND
3/30/2017 7:21:57 AM
The Petes can advance to round number two tonight with a win over the Niagara IceDogs on the road. Goaltender Dylan Wells has played well in the series and says he isn't surprised Peterborough has had early success this post-season.

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OJHL: COUGARS GETTING READY FOR TRENTON
3/30/2017 7:11:04 AM
The Northeastern Conference Final of the OJHL will be a good match-up with two rivals facing off. The Cobourg Cougars will take on the Trenton Golden Hawks with Game 1 on Friday. General Manager for the Cougars, Brent Tully, says both teams are stronger in different areas.

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RESULTS OF UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN TO BE UNVEILED
3/30/2017 7:01:52 AM
The 2016 United Way campaign is coming to a close and they want you to raise a glass. Lisa Smith is with United Way Peterborough & District says the community worked hard to fundraise so they deserve to enjoy the success of the campaign.

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MONSEF MENTIONED IN DOCUMENT ON IMPROPER STORING OF CLASSIFIED INFO
3/30/2017 6:53:10 AM
The name of Peterborough's MP was front and centre in a new report into storing classified or secure documents on Parliament Hill.

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PETERBOROUGH MAN FACING MORE CHARGES IN OTTAWA VALLEY
3/30/2017 6:39:38 AM
A Peterborough man is facing more charges related to sexual assaults that took place almost 40 years ago. According to information from Renfrew County OPP, more charges were brought against 74 year-old Stan McBride Jr. last month after more complainants came forward.

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LOCAL GROUP PROMOTES DRINKING MORE WATER
3/30/2017 6:31:05 AM
One organization has been trying to make water more available in a campaign that started in December. It was 'World Water Day' last week and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge celebrated its 'Water Does Wonders' campaign.

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EMERGENCY CREWS KEPT BUSY DEALING WITH ACCIDENTS
3/30/2017 6:01:23 AM
Emergency crews were called to deal with a couple of incidents in the city. At least one person needed to be taken to the PRHC following a three-vehicle crash at Sherbrooke and Medical Drive around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.

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RED CROSS OFFICE SET TO CLOSE
3/30/2017 5:52:15 AM
It won't impact any services being provided but it has been announced the Canadian Red Cross is closing its office on Water Street.

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN SEX ASSAULT INVESTIGATION
3/29/2017 10:04:17 AM
A sexual assault investigation has led to charges for three men. On March 28, 2017 the Peterborough Police Service received information regarding a series of sexual assaults involving three separate males. In one of the incidents the assault dates back to 2009.

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MINIMUM WAGE INCREASING TO $11.60 THIS OCTOBER
3/29/2017 7:02:00 AM
Minimum wage will see another boost in October. For the fourth straight year, Ontario's minimum wage is going to increase and will hit $11.60 this fall. Peterborough's MPP, Jeff Leal, says a panel was created to make minimum wage increases on a scheduled basis for a couple of reasons.

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DATES UNVEILED FOR ROTARY SPELLING BEE
3/29/2017 6:52:58 AM
Details of the popular Rotary Spelling Bee have been announced for the Peterborough-area. At a special launch yesterday at Prince of Wales Public School, three dates were unveiled.

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DETAILS OF 'SUPER SPRING CLEANUP' ANNOUNCED
3/29/2017 6:25:05 AM
You could have a new way to celebrate 'Earth Day' this year. The 10th annual Super Spring Clean Up held by the Rotary Club's Environmental Committee falls on April 22nd. Committee chair Dan Grady was at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting to let council know what the plans were.

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REPORT: ROLAND'S STEAKHOUSE SET TO CLOSE NEXT MONTH
3/29/2017 6:16:46 AM
It looks like the end of an era is near for a local restaurant. The Peterborough Examiner reports Roland's Steakhouse will be closing on April 15th, with the owners claiming high hydro rates as a factor in their decision.

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RISING HYDRO RATES ARE FORCING PRHC TO GET CREATIVE
3/29/2017 5:21:09 AM
Soaring electricity costs in Ontario don't just impact homeowners but our hospitals as well according to a new report. Between 2010 and 2016, PRHC was able to cut its hydro usage by 25% - but in that same time period, its cost of electricity increased by 8%.

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UNDER WATER DINING EVENT ALREADY SOLD OUT
3/29/2017 5:11:54 AM
If you were interested in checking out the Under Water Dining at Lock 21 events this summer, you're already out of luck. Less than 12 hours after tickets went on sale for the four occasions, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism announced a complete sell-out.

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PETES NEED OT TO GET PAST NIAGARA
3/28/2017 10:52:35 PM
The Petes rolled into St. Catharines on Tuesday night with hopes of putting a 3-0 stranglehold on the Ice Dogs in their best of seven series.

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CHIEFS AIM TO TIE SERIES WITH PANTHERS
3/28/2017 3:48:02 PM
The Lakefield Chiefs will look to even up their series with Port Hope tonight The Panthers lead the Smalz Cup quarter final 2 games to 1, but the road team has won every single game in the series thus far General Manager Tyler Revoy joined The Regulars this morning, and has a theory as to why...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR TAKING PICTURES AT POLICE HQ PARKING LOT
3/28/2017 3:22:36 PM
A 45 year old man is facing charges after taking pictures of vehicle at police headquarters. Last night, the accused apparently went into the police station demanding service and threatened to take pictures of officers personal vehicles and license place and post them online.

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LOCAL COUPLE PLANS TO TRAVEL WITH NEW FOUND WEALTH
3/28/2017 3:05:17 PM
A convenience store on Parkhill Road West was where a lottery ticket was purchased, that ended up being worth $1M Mary Richardson and Timothy (Tim) Noble of Peterborough cashed in their winning ENCORE ticket from the March 6th drawing.

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COUPLE ACCUSED OF USING ONLINE DATING SITE TO LURE VICTIMS
3/28/2017 10:47:41 AM
A man and woman are facing a slew of charges, accused of using an online dating site to lure victims. It's alleged that the victim, a man in his 50's, met a woman online and agreed to meet in person at a home in the city on Friday.

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PETES TRY FOR 3-0 SERIES LEAD AGAINST NIAGARA
3/28/2017 7:40:56 AM
The Petes' hit the road to St. Catharines to battle the IceDogs in Game 3 of their first-round series. Peterborough won the first two games at the Memorial Centre, scoring 11 combined goals in the process. We'll have complete coverage beginning with the Tailgate Show at 6.

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CITY CAO GIVES ANNUAL REPORT
3/28/2017 7:05:56 AM
Members of Committee of the Whole took a stroll down memory lane and reflected on the accomplishments of 2016. CAO Allan Seabrooke gave an in-depth presentation at last night's meeting on the city's achievements last year.

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COUNCILLORS TO LOOK AT TRANSIT ADVERTISING POLICY AND LAND PURCHASE ON HARPER ROAD
3/28/2017 6:57:42 AM
Peterborough city councillors are looking closely at changing the policy dealing with advertising on transit. As of April 1st, anti-abortion ads will be on city buses for three months but council wants to see what it can do to have more say in future ads down the road.

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UNIFOR TO HAVE INFO SESSIONS FOR FORMER GE EMPLOYEES
3/28/2017 6:49:25 AM
Unifor is hosting information sessions on how to make a WSIB claim. The sessions are open to the public but there is a strong emphasis on bringing out former General Electric employees who may have been expose to hazardous materials while they were working.

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CREWS CLEAN-UP MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH AT KING AND CHARLOTTE
3/28/2017 6:40:29 AM
At least one person had to be taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash. Emergency crews were called in just after 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon after the collision in the King and Charlotte area. Peterborough Paramedics helped out on scene and treated a couple patients.

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TICKETS FOR UNDER WATER DINING AT LOCK 21 ON SALE
3/28/2017 4:57:03 AM
A shift in the tourism industry is bringing an exclusive experience to Peterborough. Under Water Dining at Lock 21 is an opportunity for people to paddle a voyageur canoe through the lift lock, get a private tour with the Lockmaster and then a five-course dinner underneath the lift lock.

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FLEMING STUDENT LANDS BIG AWARD
3/28/2017 4:46:15 AM
A Fleming College student has won a prestigious leadership award. Reginald Eddy, who is in the Urban Forestry Technician program, was one of two Canadian students to receive the Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award.

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PETERBOROUGH MAN CHARGED IN INCIDENT WITH HIS PARENTS
3/27/2017 10:16:57 PM
A Peterborough man is facing a slew of charges following an incident with his parents earlier this month. He's accused of assaulting his parents while at their home March 13th, and preventing his mother from leaving a room inside the home and calling police.

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SEVEN HONOURARY DEGREES TO BE HANDED OUT
3/27/2017 3:14:15 PM
A former Prime Minister will be among those receiving honourary degrees from Trent University at convocation ceremonies this spring.

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BIKER CLUBHOUSE FIRE DEEMED SUSPICIOUS
3/27/2017 11:33:19 AM
A weekend blaze is now considered suspicious and police are now investigating a case of arson. The fire broke out at the former biker clubhouse at the corner of Perry and Park just after midnight.

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HEARING THURSDAY FOR OFFICER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING
3/27/2017 10:59:49 AM
A Peterborough Police officer who recently pled guilty to impaired driving will now be the focus of a Police Services Act Hearing. Constable Brock Boynton was arrested on December 9th after a number of calls by witnesses about an erratic driver and a car parked on Chemong south of Milroy.

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PJHL: CHIEFS GET DROPPED IN GAME 3
3/27/2017 7:29:29 AM
The Lakefield Chiefs are once again in a hole in their quest for the Schmalz Cup. The Chiefs lost 5-1 at home yesterday afternoon to the Port Hope Panthers and now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1.

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LAX: TIMBERMEN LOSE AGAIN BUT DO MAKE THE ALL PLAYOFFS
3/27/2017 7:21:40 AM
It was another case of 'close but no cigar' for the Peterborough Timbermen. Joe Sullivan's squad lost a tight, 18-14 game to the Toronto Monarchs on Saturday at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

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WEEKEND INCIDENT SERVES AS REMINDER FOR ICE SAFETY
3/27/2017 7:07:36 AM
A weekend rescue from the Trent-Severn Waterway serves as a reminder that no ice is safe ice. Emergency crews pulled a man and his dog from the canal on Saturday afternoon in the Scollard Drive. We spoke with Peterborough OPP Constable Jason Folz a few weeks ago and he had this advice.

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BOLLYWOOD-THEMED FUNDRAISER BRINGS IN THOUSANDS FOR PRHC FOUNDATION
3/27/2017 6:58:03 AM
More than 300 people jammed The Venue over the weekend and helped turn Peterborough into 'Bollywood' for a night. The much-talked about fundraiser in support of the PRHC was held on Saturday night. Foundation President and CEO, Lesley Heighway, says everyone got on-board with this event.

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KNOX TAKES OVER AS PRINCIPAL AT KENNER
3/27/2017 6:49:28 AM
When the bell rings today, Kenner Collegiate will have a new principal. Jennifer Knox will be starting her role this morning, taking over for Ron MacDonald. MacDonald has joined Fleming College as chairman of the School of Environmental and Natural Resources.

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PROCEEDS FROM GASKELL CUP TO HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT CONCUSSIONS
3/27/2017 6:41:00 AM
The annual Gaskell Cup has come and gone for another year and this might be the most successful tournament to date. The sixth annual 3-on-3 hockey tournament was held at the Evinrude on Saturday.

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INVESTIGATION STILL UNDERWAY AFTER WEEKEND FIRE
3/27/2017 6:31:57 AM
The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating a weekend fire in the city. Crews were called in early Saturday morning after flames broke out at the former biker clubhouse in the Perry and Park area.

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ALONG PIONEER ROAD
3/27/2017 5:18:54 AM
Pioneer Road is getting re-vamped. Drain Bros Excavating Ltd. has started the project last week. Construction will include a new water main, upgrades to the ditches and culverts as well as improving sidewalks and the road.

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PETES TAKE A COMMANDING SERIES LEAD OVER NIAGARA
3/25/2017 10:28:13 PM
The Petes looked to build off a successful game 1 as they welcomed the Ice Dogs back to the PMC for game 2 of their best of seven series.

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FREEZING RAIN WARNING ISSUED
3/25/2017 6:24:18 PM
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for much of the province, including Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Freezing rain is expected Sunday morning and afternoon. Periods of freezing rain are expected to develop Sunday morning and persist well into the afternoon.

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EARLY MORNING FIRE KEEPS CREWS BUSY
3/25/2017 5:55:26 AM
The cause of an early morning blaze is under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal. Crews were called in just after midnight when flames spread at an address in the Park and Perry area. Peterborough Police had to close the area to traffic during the blaze.

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GASKELL CUP BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR
3/25/2017 5:47:00 AM
The Gaskell Cup returns for the 2017 edition today. The event is organized by H.O.P.E, or Helping Others Participate Equally, in the honour of the namesake of this tournament, Kirk Gaskell, a local athlete who died of leukemia in 2012.

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POLICE WARN OF AN AGGRESSIVE SALESMAN NORTH OF THE CITY
3/24/2017 1:34:40 PM
OPP are warning residents of Selwyn about a suspicious male trying to sell furnaces in the Ennismore area. According to officials, the man was going door to door on Wednesday, and using aggressive techniques to try and sell his product.

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HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: SAINTS BOYS' TEAM GOING HOME EARLY FROM OFSAA
3/24/2017 7:25:23 AM
The St. Peter Saints boys' hockey team has been eliminated from OFSAA. Steve Stanlick's number one-seeded squad was sent packing thanks to a 4-0 loss to Malvern in the quarter-final yesterday. The Saints girls' team has made the semi's and will take on Medway this morning. St.

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PETES' OFF AND RUNNING AGAINST ICEDOGS
3/24/2017 7:16:43 AM
The Petes' began their playoff run with a win last night over Niagara. EXTRA 90.5 FM's Rob Snoek has your game report. Game 2 in the series goes tomorrow night at the Memorial Centre.

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PAIKIN ADDRESSES SALES & AD CLUB
3/24/2017 7:07:21 AM
One of Canada's most recognizable media personalities has made a stop in Peterborough. Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda on TV Ontario, spoke at Market Hall last night. He covered a few different topics, including the idea of 'fake news'.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER BEAR SPRAY INCIDENT IN LINDSAY
3/24/2017 6:58:37 AM
A dispute between neighbours at a Lindsay apartment building has led to charges. Kawartha Lakes Police say that they were called to a Wellington Street apartment just before 7 p.m. Wednesday after a man was sprayed with bear spray.

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TRENT GETS MAJOR DONATION FOR ITS NEW STUDENT CENTRE
3/24/2017 6:50:04 AM
A $16 million project is closer to being finished. Trent University is in the midst of building a new Student Centre, and just received a $500,000 donation from five alumni. Sherry Booth, the Director of Philanthropy, says these donations are vital to getting the project completed.

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LOCAL YMCA CELEBRATES A DECADE OF IMPACT
3/24/2017 5:27:48 AM
The great work being done at the local YMCA was celebrated at a special anniversary. Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary for the Balsillie Family Branch on Aylmer Street.

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NEW BREASTFEEDING ROOM OPENS AT PETERBOROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH
3/24/2017 5:19:06 AM
New moms now have a private space where they can get comfortable to breastfeed. Peterborough Public Health has added the room at their location on 185 King Street.

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GUILTY VERDICT FOR FLANNIGAN
3/24/2017 5:09:16 AM
The verdict is in and it's a guilty one for Matthew Flannigan. The 26 year-old was convicted of aggravated assault and robbery yesterday in Lindsay. The trial centred on a shooting at the Time Square apartments in East City back in 2014.

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CREWS RESPOND TO DRYER FIRE
3/23/2017 9:59:39 PM
A dryer fire forced Peterborough Fire crews to go into action Thursday night. Officials say there was smoke coming from the Corrigan Hill Road home just after 7pm. Crews cleared the home of the smoke, and the home owner was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

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