Peterborough Changes City Slogan To 44°18′N, -78°19′W At Last Minute In Middle Of Night

[UPDATE: Happy April Fools' Day all! The new slogan will not be 44°18′N, -78°19′W. We love "Live Outside the Ordinary!" Rock that.]

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ORIGINAL POST

The new, new slogan that will brand Peterborough for years to come has been unveiled, and was emblazoned on the sign welcoming you to our fair city over night.

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Yes, "44°18′N, -78°19′W" now greets you as you exit off Highway 115, a punchy slogan that passed unanimously at City Council at the last hour during a secret, emergency meeting called late last night as city councillors changed their mind again about the tagline and branding for the city.

"We really loved this new submission that came into our email box at the last minute," said council in a media release that went out a 3:05 a.m. “We feel this new slogan will put Peterborough on the map! Plus, the numbers look really cool and chic. Numbers are all the rage right now. You know, 'I came off the 115 via the 401 and hit the 44°18′N, -78°19′W' could be a great little ditty.”

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Nitpickers who nitpicked about the previous excellent chosen name "Live Outside the Ordinary" are already criticizing the name on social media, as technically the latitude and longitude coordinates would actually place you somewhere in the Otonabee River near Little Lake… not where the sign is located. 

"Don't take the coordinates too literally," one council member told us over early morning coffee. "They are supposed to simply guide you to the heart of Peterborough."

If all goes well, we will soon see "44°18′N, -78°19′W" emblazoned on local T-shirts and people using the hashtag #44187819 on social media.

—story and photos by PtboCanada's Evan Holt

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Animals of Peterborough: They Just Couldn't Get Enough Of Peterborough In 2017

It was a big year for animals hanging out around town. We feed you some of the evidence below...

A beaver on Medical Drive

 Photo courtesy Pete Dalliday

Photo courtesy Pete Dalliday

An otter sliding across the frozen canal at the Lift Lock

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 Photo courtesy Steve Novak

Photo courtesy Steve Novak

Family of geese taking in the fireworks at Del Crary Park

 Photo by Jeremy Biden

Photo by Jeremy Biden

A duck family that lives in PRHC's courtyard

 Photo by Aaron Elliott

Photo by Aaron Elliott

 That little dot is the deer swimming to the island after visiting the Silver Bean Cafe (Photo via Silver Bean Facebook page)

That little dot is the deer swimming to the island after visiting the Silver Bean Cafe (Photo via Silver Bean Facebook page)

And an animal list is not complete without these chipmunks having a UFC match at King and Charlotte

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St. Luke's Anglican Church Strikes Again

We love St. Luke's Anglican Church's cheeky sense of humour with their church signs.

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You might recall this post we did on this East City church in Peterborough earlier this year?

Well the church has struck again, with this sign below promoting their Christmas Eve at St. Luke's celebration...

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Well played St. Luke's, well played. All we can say is keep those signs coming... and may the force be with you! 

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St. Luke's Anglican Church In Peterborough Has Awesome Funny Signs

St. Luke's Anglican Church in Peterborough's East City posts witty messages on their signs that are definitely getting noticed in the community and way beyond.

Singer/songwriter Carling Stephen took this picture below on Saturday (February 25th), she tells PTBOCanada, and posted it to Twitter. It is now going viral with more than 1,000 retweets already...

Back in December 2016, she posted this tweet and photo from the church's sign that also went viral...

Here is another one she tweeted as well in December...

All we can say is whoever is running the Sign Board at St. Luke's, keep these messages coming!

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A Peterborough Squirrel Enjoys McDonald's On Lovely Sunday Funday

Our Scott Arnold caught this Peterborough squirrel basking in the sun and enjoying some McDonald's food on Sunday (April 17th) behind the old post office downtown.

 We're hoping the squirrel put his McDonald's bag in garbage. No littering.

We're hoping the squirrel put his McDonald's bag in garbage. No littering.

No word on what beverage he selected, but it looks like he's gnawing on a french fry...

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The Peterborough Police Car Decal Spelled Polce Has Been Fixed

A photo making the rounds on social media platforms around town shows a photo of a Peterborough Police car with the decal "POLCE" instead of "POLICE". Oops.

Now obviously it was a typo—mistakes happen all the time. You can look at something a million times and just miss it.

Look at what happened out East...

Anyway, the decal has been fixed now Peterborough Police tell us.

"We can confirm that the vehicle is one of our Police cruisers that was recently repaired," says Lauren Gilchrist from the communications department. "It was removed from Service immediately and the decal has now been fixed."

And police are having good fun with it on Twitter, responding with this tweet to someone who tweeted the picture to them.

LOL, well played.

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And update: Another well played tweet...

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Scarier Than Anything You Could Put Out On Hallowe'en

Maybe the secret is to put out your Hallowe'en decorations a month in advance to amp up the scary factor?

We spotted this guy in town above.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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A Hot Tub + Banana Bread = One Of The Funniest Police Releases Ever

Our friends at Kawartha Lakes Police Service were called to one of the strangest calls ever. Here it is from their police brief on Monday (July 13th)...

"On July 10, 2015 police responded to a call from a woman who claims she awoke to what she thought was a man and a woman exiting her hot tub naked. Upon arrival at the scene, a taxi van full of young adults was about to leave and police were able to speak with a woman who admitted to having been the one in her neighbor’s hot tub. The woman apologized and advised she would make it up to her neighbor by baking her some banana bread. Parties were cautioned and no further action was taken by police."

The cheeky display copy in the police brief probably says it best: "Nothing Banana Bread Can't Fix".

So yes, remember this: There Is Nothing Banana Bread Can't Fix.

One more time: There Is Nothing Banana Bread Can't Fix

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Listen: Ptbo State Of Mind

LOL, some guy has done a mini Peterborough version of "Empire State of Mind". Watch out Jay-Z.

Actually, Jay-Z does not need to worry.

You'll see why below...

**If you do a parody of this song to Peterborough, email us.

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Watch: Episode 3 of Peterborough YouTube Series "Jobless"

"Waiting For God-Dough" - Mike and Adam enlist the help of a mysterious and potentially volatile man to carry out their assigned mission. Along the journey, Adam goes above and beyond for a family in need and Mike's beliefs are challenged by disgruntled thespians.

You can catch up with Episode 1 and Episode 2, then watch the brand new Episode 3 plus the bonus  Behind the Scenes video of Episode 3. Don't forget to follow @Joblessshow on Twitter and on Facebook.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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