Peterborough Man Helps Creates Wearable Tech Device That Gives Voice To People

Peterborough Man Helps Creates Wearable Tech Device That Gives Voice To People

An empowering new technology called TAPS

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An Island Church Called St. Peter's on-the-Rock On Stony Lake Is Stunning

St. Peter’s on-the-Rock is an island church situated on beautiful Stony Lake in the Kawarthas, near Peterborough.

It just celebrated its 100th anniversary last summer—with the first service there taking place in 1914.

St Peter's is a non-denominational church with Sunday services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. all summer through August 30th. Generations of families who cottage on Stony and nearby Clear Lake have been going there.

The only way to get to it is by boat...

Summer weddings and christenings are also popular there, and it's no wonder. The church is pure serenity...

The church holds up to 225 people.

The view from the church pews is spectacular...

Guests and tourists come from all over on the Trent Severn Waterway to check out this special church where everyone is welcome...

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If you can visit this oasis on Lower Stony at some point, do so...

***For more info on this special church, click here.

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Some Awesome Person Put Mini Canadian Flags On The Lawns Of A Peterborough Street

People on a Peterborough street woke up to mini Canadian flags on their street thanks to a mystery person, according to a tweet from Jess Devlin...

Jess tells PTBOCanada this is on Edgewater Blvd in town.

Beautiful, neighbourly, patriotic gesture. Love this country. Love this city.

photo via @EastCityChick

photo via @EastCityChick

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Trent University Approved As Site for Peterborough’s New Arena Complex

Trent University and the City of Peterborough have announced plans to build a new arena complex on the East Bank of Trent’s Symons Campus, following a unanimous vote at City Council.

The new arena development—which will be located at the intersection of Nassau Mills Road and Pioneer Road—will provide innovative sports and recreation opportunities and facilities.

It will complement the surrounding Trent Nature Areas and access to the Otonabee River, and will serve as an important step forward in the economic and social development of the north end of Peterborough.

“A new twin-pad community arena in the city’s north end, next to Trent University, will improve access to sport-and-recreation opportunities in our community, benefiting the health and well-being of the city’s residents,” says Mayor Daryl Bennett. “We’re thrilled that Trent is supporting this project, which provides the land and potential for the development of a regional sports complex.”
 
***The University will deed 22-24 acres of land to the City of Peterborough for the construction of the complex, which will fulfill the City’s need to replace the existing Northcrest Arena and will increase the amount of ice time available to the community.

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It's A #CanadaDay Strawberry Festival At Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market

On July 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market will be celebrating Canada Day with a special Strawberry Festival.

It's the beginning of summer and the height of strawberry season, and the perfect day for this festival.

There will be lots of strawberries for sale from vendors including McLeans Berry Farm, C. Bruni & Sons, Circle Organics, and Fishers Farm. The front market booth will have special Canada themed strawberry treats—and will be handing out samples to market-goers. Throughout, market vendors will be showcasing many ways to use and enjoy strawberries.

The Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market is a producers only market, which means you are buying from the very people who grow or make the products they are selling—supporting our local economy.

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Help A Peterborough Baby Named Jett #TeamJett

Help A Peterborough Baby Named Jett  #TeamJett

Spread the word on your social media channels... #TeamJett

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The City To Give Big Thumbs Up For The Best Blue Box Recyclers

The City of Peterborough is going to be giving a big “Thumbs Up!” to residents who are doing an excellent job of recycling this summer.

Collectively, the entire City is doing a terrific job—achieving a 57% diversion rate in 2014.

Certain households really stand out for their excellent recycling by using two blue boxes to separate containers from paper products and ensuring no garbage or hazardous materials find their way into the blue box.

City representatives will be in your neighbourhood this summer, searching for Peterborough’s best recyclers and thanking them with a “Thumbs Up” label for their blue box.

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The Only Cafe Turns 25

The Only Cafe—aka The Only—has been an institution on Hunter Street W. for 25 years now, an amazing community hub of ideas for university students and adults alike. (Not to mention some epic late night Shuffleboard matches there—and dances on the bar after a pint or two or three.)

It just turned 25 years old...

Photo via @maryammonsef

Photo via @maryammonsef

What has the Only meant to you? Share your memories with us on our Facebook page post.

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An End Of Year Love Note To Peterborough Teachers

Time and time again, we hear about awesome things local teachers do for their students. Teachers are unsung heroes.

Teachers have a profound influence on the lives of students. They are everything to students, and a great resource and sounding board for parents and administrators.

Teachers are the lifeblood of schools.

Great Idea: Peterborough teacher Wendy Thompson's wordie bookmark/freezie bundle year end gift to her students was a hit: Kind words that were written by classmates about each other (the more people to write the same word, the bigger the word is)

Great Idea: Peterborough teacher Wendy Thompson's wordie bookmark/freezie bundle year end gift to her students was a hit: Kind words that were written by classmates about each other (the more people to write the same word, the bigger the word is)

A great teacher can change a child's life—whether it's empowering them to make a choice in a career direction, be a nicer person, and inspire them to go out and change the world locally or globally.

Oftentimes, it's as simple as inspiring a child to have hope and stay positive, no matter what adversity that child is facing in their lives.

It's about saying, "Keep their chin up. I'm here for you."

Peterborough teacher Wendy Thompson's year end gift to students

Peterborough teacher Wendy Thompson's year end gift to students

Teachers are teachers but they are also caregivers, social workers, listeners, friends, confidants, motivators, mental health advocates.

Have a great summer teachers. You deserve it.

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Special Weather Statement For This Weekend (And It's Not Pretty, But Your Grass Will Be Greener)

A special weather statement has been issued for this weekend, with the chance to see significant rainfall—possibly torrential at times—starting Saturday night.

Environment Canada says a low pressure system arriving Saturday will spread rain across Southern Ontario from west to east throughout the day. In a lot of areas, the rain will continue through Sunday afternoon—and may be heavy at times.

Between 20 to 40 millimetres of rain is expected in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, and significant easterly winds are expected to develop Saturday with gusts generally in the 50 to 70 km/h range.

Basically, your grass is about to get even greener—and longer.

And you will need an umbrella built to withstand heavy rain and wind...

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