First Annual Antiques, Collectibles and Pop Culture Show

This Sunday (April 27th) is the first annual Antiques, Collectibles and Pop Culture Show at the Evinrude Centre (911 Monaghan Road). It features the following...

  • Antiques 
  • Military Items
  • Vintage Toys
  • Comic Books
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Sports Cards
  • Coins
  • Stamps
  • Unique Collectibles
  • And more

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $2.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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You Can't Reuse This Weekend But It Is A Reusable Exchange Weekend

 From a City of Peterborough release...

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Take advantage of this summer’s Reusables Exchange Weekend events, to pass along items you no longer want or perhaps find a new treasure for yourself. Everyone wins and fewer items will end up in our landfill.

The August Reusable Exchange runs from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, 2013.
Please place reuseable items at the curb the Friday evening of the event weekend.  If items haven’t been taken by Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., bring them back in. They will not be collected by the City.

For more details, please call the City Waste Management Division at 705-742-7777, Ext. 1657.

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How It Works: Becoming A Blood Donor

There is always a need and a demand for blood donors. No matter what the season, the weather, the month of the year... someone, somewhere needs the gift of life. With the Sirens for Life campaign in full swing until September, PTBOCanada's Julie Morris wanted to give you a glimpse of the steps involved and how simple it really is to be a blood donor. If you've never donated before but have often been curious as to what is involved, we hope this encourages you to go ahead and make that appointment. Here's how it works...


Shelley will greet you upon arrival at the clinic (the Blood Donor clinic is located at 55 George Street North) and help get your appointment underway and book your next one!


The next step is to get a quick poke to check your hemoglobin level. In order to proceed with the process, your hemoglobin count must be 12.5 or above. Anything lower and you will not be able to donate that day. After this step, you will then make a stop at one of the booths to fill out the first part of the questionnaire. It you'd like, prior to your visit you can preview the Record of Donation online.



The remainder of the questions on the questionnaire are verbally asked to you when you continue on to one of the privacy rooms. In addition to the remainder of the questions, you will also have your blood pressure and temperature taken. Your blood pressure must be no lower than 90/50 and no higher than 180/100.  Your temperature must fall between 35.8 C and 37.5 C. Check out the Basic Eligibility for complete details. 


Tracey Hughes, who is a teacher at TASSS, in the middle of completing her 20th donation!  


Dan Mundell from the Peterborough Fire Department and Don Broersma from the Peterborough-Lakefield Police both enjoy some snacks after donating. One of the many long term volunteers of the clinic will offer you treats and juice after your donation is complete and if you're lucky maybe even an ice cream cone!



The Peterborough permanent blood clinic is located at 55 George Street North. They are open Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to noon, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. You can check out their FAQs to answer any questions you might still have as you think about donating. 

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Seedy Sunday Is Coming Up On March 10th At George St. United Church

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PTBOCanada Pics: Focus Fair At The Spill

[UPDATED] Here's some photos of the Focus Fair at The Spill, which took place all weekend and included local artisans and bakers such as Jackson Creek Press, Lucky Jackson, Urban Tomato, Needle and Nest Design, Two Dishes Catering and a host of others.


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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It's Getting Cold Out, We've Got PTBOCanada Toques

 [UPDATE: Go to our Merchandise section for more info on toques!]

If you're interested in ordering any of these—they're real comfy—contact our Marketing Director Christi Morton. They're $17 per toque, or $15 each for two or more (taxes included)! We'll have these set up on PayPal soon.

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This Isn't Just A Long Weekend, It's Also A Reusable Exchange Weekend

A nice collection of dressers on Princess Street

It is another Reusable Exchange weekend this weekend here in Peterborough. Set items you want to give away at the curb and if they aren't gone by Monday, don't forget to bring them back inside. There is expected to be a fair bit of rain this weekend, so start hunting early!

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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There Is A Multi-Family Yard Sale Happening This Weekend In East City

This Saturday (August 20th), from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at least three families will be participating in a East City yard sale.

It takes place at 660 Ross Street, located near Nichol's Oval, and there will be housewares, clothing, books, small furniture, baby/kids goods, collectibles and so much more it's ridiculous.

The event happens rain or shine. Watch out Gilmour Street, this East City yard sale thing is catching on.

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There Is A Mixed Reaction To The Peterborough Care Meters Installed Downtown


[photo by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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So Now They Tell Us... The Flea Market At The Morrow Building Was Closed November 14, 2010

There are still those that have been peeking into the Morrow Building on Saturday mornings wondering where the heck the Flea Market has gone. Well, we now finally have our answer as this notice is posted on the door:

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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