The Train At Riverview Park & Zoo Is Now Running

The extra work on the tracks at the Riverview Park & Zoo has been completed and they have passed their spring inspection!

So the train is now running...

It's Hump Day—and the train is now operating. This makes Gobi happy.

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11 Tidbits About PTBOCanada.com Turning 5 Years Old

11 Tidbits About PTBOCanada.com Turning 5 Years Old

We're going to party like it's our birthday

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Children's Supergroup The Wiggles To Visit Peterborough

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m to the general public for The Wiggles Rock & Roll Preschool Tour at Showplace...
 

The Wiggles Fall Tour includes a stop here on Wednesday, October 7th, with shows at 3 pm and 6:30 pm at Showplace in downtown Peterborough.

To purchase tickets, visit Showplace at 290 George Street N., or call the box office at 705.742.7469. **Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 28th.

Get the kids (or yourself?) ready to dress like this...

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A Beautiful #OneForJames Campaign Launched In Memory Of James Bidgood Is Going Viral

A Beautiful #OneForJames Campaign Launched In Memory Of James Bidgood Is Going Viral

This is just awesome

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Help A Peterborough Woman & Her Children Who Lost Everything In A Fire

Help A Peterborough Woman & Her Children Who Lost Everything In A Fire

Spread the word in the community...

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This Photo Of Canada Geese On Little Lake Wins The Weekend

This stunning picture of two geese taken by Tony Bianco at Little Lake in front of Centennial Fountain wins the weekend. Make this a postcard.

Yep, these geese picked the perfect backdrop for their Date Day...

Geese kinda ruled the weekend. This one's great, too...

Oh, and geese even turned up in this awesome nature photo, photobombing deer...

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Peterborough Mandarin MS Family Walk Is May 31st At St. Peters

Over 16,000 participants will come together in the fight to end multiple sclerosis at Mandarin MS Walk events across Ontario this year.

The Mandarin MS Walk is a family oriented, community-supported event that raises funds in support of ending MS.

Participants can choose from varying route lengths, including a wheelchair accessible route for participants using mobility aids. Information on the Peterborough walk is available online here.

The Mandarin MS Walk takes place in 57 communities across Ontario.

The Peterborough Walk takes place Sunday, May 31st at St. Peters Secondary School. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m,. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. It's a memorable day you won't forget.

Funds raised from the Mandarin MS Walk support innovative research into the cause, treatment and cure of MS as well as valuable services and programs for Canadians affected by MS.  

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A Child Called 9-1-1 Last Night To Save Their Mother During Domestic Assault

Last night (May 21st), at approximately 11 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call from a brave child regarding a domestic incident occurring at their Peterborough home.

Officers attended the residence and located the male accused, a 35 year old man, and the victim, a 29 year old woman. The woman was transported to PRHC and treated for her injuries and released. As a result of the investigation, the male was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Through the investigation it was revealed that an assault on the same victim had also occurred earlier in May. The male was subsequently charged with a second count of domestic assault.

"From all the reports that come across my desk, I would say that it is rare for a child to call 9-1-1 to report a domestic violence incident," says Lauren Gilchrist, Communications Coordinator with Peterborough Police Service.

"From what I see, it would be the primary victim that calls 9-1-1, or a neighbour or someone else in the area who hears/sees the incident," adds Gilchrist. "The impacts of domestic violence are far reaching. It is crucial that local families know where they can turn to for resources and help. We need to raise awareness about our community partners who are helping women and children experiencing domestic violence and the collaborative work we do." 

Kudos to this hero child for calling 9-1-1 to protect their mother, and themself.

[Related: Why Are You Walking?, Walk A Mile Peterborough]

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Warsaw Public School Participates In Plow Painting Program

Peterborough County has a neat plow painting program that area schools participate in...

The plow painting program has taken place for the past few years, and is in line with celebration of Public Works Week in Canada (which is May 16th to May 23rd this year). The program is to raise awareness in schools of municipal public works and what they do—maintaining roads for the safety of the travelling public.

One of the latest schools to participate is Ms. Tibbles Grade 8 class at Warsaw Public School.

**Plows were also sent to Havelock Belmont Methuen School and Ridpath Junior Public to paint.

The plows are used again the next season by the County—and then sent out again to be painted by more schools.

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