What a great idea this is. TV Cogeco in Peterborough is introducing a brand new show, Answering The Call With Chief Murray Rodd. It airs Mondays from 7 pm to 8 pm (starting March 10th). You can call in with your questions, concerns and suggestions to Chief Rodd on all local police and crime-related matters. No word if Chief Rodd will sing the COPS theme song on air.
As Peterborough celebrity Twitter account PMZ first reported, Carrie Underwood made a surprise appearance at a Thousand Foot Krutch concert during their Winter Jam Tour stop at the BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma last night (March 9th), completely shocking the sold-out crowd. Thousand Foot Krutch's lead singer Trevor McNevan (pictured in the pics below via Twitter with Underwood) was born and raised in Peterborough and the band was formed in town in 1997.
Pub culture is one that is well ingrained in today’s society. Whether you’re out for a pint, meeting up with friends to watch the game, or simply out for the pub fair, there is always a great selection of taverns to choose from. Peterborough’s resident Irish style pub, McThirsty’s, located at 166 Charlotte Street in the heart of the downtown, is always one that is at the top of the list.
A mainstay for years and always successful, the pub came under new ownership in late July of 2012 and has gone through an extensive overhaul to create an even better, energized atmosphere. Cam Green and Reg Maranda (who also own Kettle Drums on Hunter Street) along with Tony Best have set out to bring back the oldschool pub feel in both the environment and behind the bar/kitchen.
As any great pub should, McThirsty’s has a wide range of drink options, and is known locally as having one of the best varieties around. With 25 taps available, the pub has a roster that includes 7 regular beers, thus rotating the other 18 on a regular basis. Known as beer trend setters in the area, you’ll find everything from old domestic favourites and Canadian micro-breweries to exotic importants from as far away as Russia and South American to name just a few. On top of this, the liquor selection is second to none.
With new owners who have a background in the local restaurant scene came a new updated menu with incredible choices. As a good pub should have, options such as burgers, chip truck French fries, poutine and what some consider the best wings in town are available. With the kitchen being open until midnight, you’ll now find some other choices to tempt the taste buds such as an incredible blackened catfish and traditional Irish stew which is beyond unique!
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you McThirsty’s has the friendliest staff around. Cam, Reg and Tony are almost always on site working and you can tell that they care about everyone’s experience. One of their goals is to become the Cheers of Peterborough.
Featuring various musical acts from Tuesday through Saturday, trivia nights with Cam on Mondays, and Open Mic on Wednesdays with well known local rocker James Higgins, you’ll always find the pub hopping. With weekly specials and sports always on the numerous TVs, you’re bound to find something to peak your interest.
If you’re looking for a night out and a laid back pub experience, McThirsty’s is the place to be. With their epic St. Patrick’s Day celebration just around the corner, Cam, Reg and Tony invite you to come down and experience what a true pub should be.
The 36th annual YMCA Peterborough Half Marathon took runners on a scenic route through the heart of Peterborough recently. Check out this great video made by Get Out There magazine.