Peterborough Man Developing Car Mod Show On Shoestring Budget Lands Spot On Discovery's Velocity Channel

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Some Great Alumni Basketball Is About To Go Down At Raider Dome

Business at the Raider Dome is about to pick up yet again.

When it comes to sports in high school, many are known to excel at something in particular. Throw the name “Crestwood” out there and football is instantly associated with it. Talk about “Adam Scott” sports and everyone knows about their storied rugby success. As for PCVS, which closed in 2012, their dominance on the hard court is well storied and documented.

 Photo from previous alumni game

Photo from previous alumni game

PCVS is synonymous with basketball in our community and always will be. Last year, a group of PCVS basketball alums threw around the idea of getting a few former players back together for some games at their old stomping grounds.

It was almost like a Field Of Dreams “if you build it they will come” dream scenario which resulted in almost 40 players returning to their old gym for a day of lobs and laughs.

 Photo from previous alumni game

Photo from previous alumni game

After a successful first go around, they’re doing it again on Saturday, April 21st. This time, the turnout is expected to be even bigger, bringing together generations of basketball players for an epic afternoon of ballin' with three men’s teams and two women’s teams taking part.
 

 Photo from previous alumni game

Photo from previous alumni game

Organized again by Mike Hanley (2002 Grad) and assisted this year by Tricia Hebert, there are almost 50 former players taking part ranging in age from 24 to 53. Legendary coach Dave Goulding will also be in attendance—hopefully behind the bench making signature play calls.

 Photo from previous alumni game

Photo from previous alumni game

Pro-photographer and proud PCVS grad Jen Moher will be there taking snaps of the action as well. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games run from 12 to 4 p.m. with each game consisting of two 22 minute halves. Friends, family and fans are all welcome!

 Photo from previous alumni game

Photo from previous alumni game

THE SCHEDULE

Men's game: 12 - 1 pm Team 1 (Dark) vs Team 2 (Light)
Men's game: 1 - 2 pm Team 4 (Dark) vs Team 5 (Light) 
Women’s game: 2 - 3 pm Team 2 (Dark) vs Team 3 (Light)
Men's game: 3 - 4 pm Team 1 (Light) vs Team 3 (Dark)

Later that night, head to the 2nd floor of the Publican House from 8 to 11 p.m. to reminisce over pints with other PCVS alumni about all the great moments you had together in that gym/school.

—by (PCVS alumnus) Aaron Elliott

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Peterborough Is Ranked As The No. 2 City In Canada To Buy Real Estate

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Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market Opening Day Is May 2nd

On May 2nd, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market will open for the 2018 season. This year, they will be shutting down the street between Louis St and George St., and transforming Charlotte into a pedestrian friendly, bustling Farmers’ Market every Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  

This year marks the 21st year of bringing fresh locally grown seasonal produce and products to Downtown Peterborough. As a producers-only market, shoppers can be sure they are buying direct from the farmers, growers, bakers and Chefs themselves, and learn about diverse local produce as it comes into season. 

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Each Wednesday, market-goers will find a festive and lively market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, art, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go.  

Along with monthly special events showcasing seasonal bounty, guest Chefs will provide samples, on-site cooking demonstrations, and innovative ideas on using market products throughout market season. The Downtown Farmers' Market season runs until October 31st.

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Residents Asked To Temporarily Reduce Water Consumption

The ongoing rainfall and snowmelt is causing a significantly increased volume of water to enter the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewage Pumping Stations, the City of Peterborough says in a media release.

As a result of the current conditions, the Wastewater Treatment plant is in secondary by-pass mode, which means that effluent leaving the plant has received the initial cleaning treatment but has not received the final polishing treatment. In addition, the Park Street Pumping Station is in by-pass mode, which means that some raw sewage is entering the Otonabee River.

As such, property owners downstream of Peterborough who use private systems to draw water from the river are advised to take precautions and boil water. City of Peterborough residents are not required to boil water, as the municipal drinking water system is not impacted.

 File photo

File photo

The City of Peterborough is asking residents to reduce water consumption to help alleviate the volume of water flowing through the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewage Pumping Stations.

Residents can reduce their water consumption by taking short showers instead of baths, limiting or delaying loads of laundry, limiting or delaying dishwasher use, and turning off taps while brushing teeth and doing dishes.

In addition, area residents are reminded of the dangerous conditions posed by the wet ground and fast flowing water, and are advised to stay well back of the shorelines of area lakes, rivers and streams. Similarly, residents are asked to remain away from dam structures and piers.

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Tickets Available Now For Year-End Peterborough Petes Awards Banquet

Fans have until Wednesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. to purchase tickets for the Peterborough Petes’ annual year-end awards banquet, which takes place at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, April 20th.

Tickets cost just $50 and are available now for the special event. The cocktail social begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

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The banquet features a cocktail social, buffet dinner, and presentation of awards to players and community members. Petes General Manager Mike Oke will introduce the prospects selected in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection and 2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection.

To purchase tickets, email here to contact Cathie Webster or phone (705) 743-3681. Semi-formal or formal attire is suggested for the event, which will be hosted by Petes radio play-by-play announcer Rob Snoek.

The Petes had near record attendance this season, and hope to see many fans out for this as they recap the 2017-18 season and build excitement for 2018-19.

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Global Superstar Measha Brueggergosman Coming To Peterborough

On Saturday, April 28th, the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Showplace Performance Centre present "An Evening with Measha Brueggergosman."

The Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated singer known for her powerful voice and big personality will bring to life her emotional Songs of Freedom album at a concert and special reception to benefit the PSO and Showplace.

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"An Evening with Measha Brueggergosman" is a two-part event at Showplace, with two ticket options:

-> At 7 p.m. in Showplace’s Erica Cherney Theatre, audience members will experience a full concert from the Songs of Freedom tour by Measha and her ensemble.

-> Immediately following the concert, a limited number of audience members who have purchased the full Concert & Champagne Reception package will go behind the velvet rope to an exclusive soiree with Measha, hosted by PSO Music Director & Conductor Michael Newnham.

Tickets are priced at $115 for the Concert & Champagne Reception and $60 for the Concert Only. To purchase tickets, visit the box office in-person (290 George St. N.), go online or call 705-742-SHOW(7469).

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15 Rescue Dogs Saved From A South Korean Meat Farm Have Arrived At Peterborough Humane Society

UPDATED (April 14th): The 15 dogs rescued from the Korean Meat Farms through the great work of Humane Society International have arrived at Peterborough Humane Society and are currently being vetted by a team of highly trained volunteers led by Veterinarian Dr. Bruce Robertson.

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Before being put up for adoption, the dogs will be settling into the shelter over the weekend so that they can properly be assessed and full medical assessments can be completed to ensure that they are ready for placement in their new forever home. 

No dogs will be available for adoption this weekend, and PHS will be making an announcement when they are. An adoption application will be required for each interested family, ensuring that people who are considering an adoption of these lovely animals are aware of the implications of their breed and the special needs they will have due to their living status up until a month or so ago.

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“This is a small example of the great work that our Peterborough team can do, especially once we are in our new facility and will have increased potential to provide the best in animal welfare both locally and globally,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director of the Peterborough Humane Society.

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ORIGINAL POST (April 13th)

Peterborough Humane Society sent a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and three trucks to Montreal on Friday (April 13th) to pick up 15 dogs rescued from a Korean Meat Farm that were brought to Canada through Humane Society International.

 Peterborough Humane team and volunteers that worked together on dog transfer

Peterborough Humane team and volunteers that worked together on dog transfer

Humane Society International have worked in South Korea for the past three years and have permanently closed down 10 dog meat farms, transporting more than 1,200 dogs to safety in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Here is one of the rescued dogs being loaded onto a Peterborough Humane Society truck...

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“Weeks ago, these dogs lived a life of severe deprivation, crammed in barren wire cages and chained to stakes in the ground on a South Korean dog meat farm," says Rebecca Aldworth, executive director for Humane Society International/Canada.

"They had no protection from the cold and were denied even the most basic of their needs, such as proper food, veterinary care and socialization. But thanks in large part to the generosity of the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation, HSI was able to rescue these deserving dogs and bring them to safety here in Canada. We are forever grateful to the Peterborough Humane Society, and all of our incredible placement partners, for working to find forever homes for these wonderful dogs.”

 One of the rescued dogs from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

One of the rescued dogs from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Eighty dogs from Korea were flown into Montreal, and 15 of them will be heading to Peterborough later on Friday. They will eventually be ready to find their forever homes once they have been given a full bill of health and been spayed or neutered.

 Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“We are extremely excited to be establishing this relationship with the team at HSI in an effort to find these beautiful dogs deserving homes in our community," says Shawn Morey, Executive Director of the Peterborough Humane Society.

"These wonderful dogs are all between eight months and a year old and did not have a favourable future ahead of them. With the support of many staff and volunteers willing to help, we are making a very positive difference in animal welfare."

 Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Peterborough's Mike Swift, Canadian and Olympian Hockey star from the Korean Hockey team, will be on hand to greet the dogs when they arrive in Peterborough: “Being a dog lover, and having been in Korea for the past seven years, it seemed like a great fit to support yet another great endeavour by the PHS team and its volunteers," he says.

Check back to this post for more photos of the rescued dogs coming to Peterborough as we get them.

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Silver Bean Cafe Opens For 2018 Season On May 1st

The Silver Bean Cafe—Peterborough's beautiful waterfront cottage in the city, located on the banks of the Otonabee River—has posted some welcome news to their Facebook page that brings hope of Spring. 

They are opening for the season on May 1st! 

More details in their Facebook post below...

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