Here Are PGA Tour Canada Golfers Teeing Off On The Runway At Peterborough Airport

PGA TOUR Canada players were at the Wildfire Invitational near Peterborough this weekend.

Beforehand, a few took the time to tee it up down a runway at Peterborough Airport for a long drive contest like no other.

Watch as golf balls take flight there...

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19 Essential Back To School Safety Tips For Kids, Parents & Motorists

With school starting up, Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Services encourage families to go over the following checklist to ensure everyone has a safe year...

FOR PARENTS & KIDS...

1. Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop: Choose the most direct route with the fewest street crossings and if possible, with intersections that have crossing guards.

2. Walk the route with your child beforehand: Tell him or her to stay away from parks, vacant lots and other places where there aren’t that many people around.

3. Practice, practice, practice: Kids needs to be shown, not just told, how to cross the road safely. Start practicing now how to cross the road safely.

4. Arrange for your child to have walking buddies: If possible, don’t let kids walk to school alone. Remember, at any age it’s always safer to walk with a buddy. Plan to have your child walk to school with a sibling, friend or neighbour.

5. Teach your child never to talk to strangers: Tell your children to never accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remind them that adults should only ask other adults for help, not children.

6. If your child bikes to school, make sure he or she has a helmet that meets safety standards and is fitted and secured correctly. By law, every cyclist must wear an approved helmet if they are under 18 years old.

7. NOTE: The New Active Transportation By Law states that anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when skateboarding, in-line skating or roller skating.

8. When driving kids, always deliver/pick them up as close to the school as possible. Don’t drive away until they are in the schoolyard or in the building.

9. Teach your children to arrive at the bus stop early, stay out of the street, wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the street and to watch for cars.

10. Tell your child not to bend down in front of the bus to tie their shoes or pick up objects. The driver of the bus may not be able to see them.

11. Remind your children to stay seated on the bus at all times and to keep their heads and arms inside the bus when riding.

FOR MOTORISTS...

12. Do not pass a stopped school bus: Vehicle owners can be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus. Fines range from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points. Each subsequent offence: $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time up to six months.

13. Drivers must always stop for the bus: Whether on a city street, highway or county road, and regardless of the speed limit and the number of lanes, motorists travelling in both directions must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. (The only exception: on highways separated by a median, traffic coming from the opposite direction is not required to stop).

14. Once all passengers have boarded, the STOP arm will fold away. Do not start moving until the red lights have stopped flashing and the bus begins to move.

15. Be aware of school zone signs and reduce your speed in school zones. Always try and make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road.

16. Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.

17. Stop when directed to do so by a crossing guard.

18. Always slow down at school drop off and pick up zones.

19.  Always follow the rules provided by your school with respect to drop off and pick up.

[tips via peterboroughpolice.com]

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Charlie The Cougar To Be Moved From Peterborough To Quebec Zoo

Photos of Charlie via Riverview Park & Zoo Facebook page

Photos of Charlie via Riverview Park & Zoo Facebook page

Riverview Park and Zoo has announced they've made arrangements for a permanent home for 'Charlie' the cougar. Charlie was captured near Grafton, Ont., earlier this summer by MNR staff after he was found loitering close to a residence. It was subsequently determined that he had been a captive animal and as such, he could not be returned to the wild. 

The zoo's animal care team worked closely with their CAZA/AZAC partners and in consultation with MNR staff to find a suitable home for him. As such, Charlie will be joining three other cougars at Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Zoo sauvage is an award-winning and CAZA/AZAC accredited zoo, located in St- Félicien, Quebec, which features 75 species in large, natural exhibits. This placement was selected as it will provide Charlie with an excellent quality of life and also because he will have an opportunity to participate in their breeding program.

While the Zoo has become fond of Charlie and would like to keep him at the Riverview Park and Zoo, their primary concern was to ensure that he be placed in a facility that will offer the best environment possible.

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Two Guys Used The Peterborough Lift Lock For Their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Peterborough is bringing it with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Breaking Bad style one was epic, but this one is pretty darn amazing too.

Greg Bryant and Chad Buckner used the Lift Lock—the highest hydraulic lock in the worldas the prop for their challenge.

OK, are you ready? This is 100% awesome. Here we go...

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A Trent University Grad Won The Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts Contest

Jennifer Brown, who just graduated from Trent University with a biochemistry major, has won the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts Contest. Her idea—creme brulee-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter cups—topped 76,500 submissions for the $10,000 grand prize.

 

Brown battled it out with three other finalists in an online vote, and will now get to see her creation sold in Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada.

The four finalists had been chosen by a panel including Jason Priestley, Ben Mulroney, Jann Arden and Anna Olson.

Watch her winning pitch below to see why Love REESE'S® To Pieces rose above the competition, and look for it at Tim's in the coming months...

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Stunning Pictures Of Auroras Near Fowlers Corners

Jay Callaghan captured beautiful shots of Auroras around 1 a.m. this morning (August 28th) over Lancaster Bay just outside Peterborough past Fowlers Corners. "I was in awe over the light show," says Jay about witnessing them. So are we looking at his pictures below...

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