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October 25, 2018

City of Kawartha Lakes residents added their voices to one of the largest public rallies at Queen’s Park, opposing the Doug Ford government’s plans for the future of health care. Bonnie Kennedy, co-chair of the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Coalition with Barbara Doyle and Zack Miller, said the local group decided to join other coalition […]

October 25, 2018

Premier Doug Ford’s government will freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 for another two years with a sweeping new bill that scraps many of the labour reforms brought in by the previous Liberal government in favour of a more pro-business agenda. The omnibus legislation, unveiled Tuesday, is designed to fulfil one of Ford’s central campaign […]

October 25, 2018

TORONTO, ON (October 23, 2018) – Reducing wages and gutting protections for our provinces lowest paid workers proves Premier Ford is only interested in helping his corporate friends and has no problem hurting working people and their families to do it, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hahn’s comments come following today’s announcement that Ford […]

October 25, 2018

Diane Therrien became the second woman elected as Peterborough’s mayor in a stunning victory over incumbent Daryl Bennett Monday night. Sylvia Sutherland was the first woman elected as mayor in 1986, while Aileen Holt was appointed the first female mayor of the city, replacing mayor Stan Mcbride Jr. in 1962 after he took on the […]

September 13, 2018

It’s provoked one of those preposterous outpourings of social media outrage that roil and churn public debates nowadays, and the first odd thing about it is that it’s only a 57-second video, with no narration. There’s just a running line of explanatory text and scrolling photographs of a few people, with their names, and a […]

September 13, 2018

One of the most pernicious myths circulating in Ontario’s labour ranks is that the Days of Action – the big protests and strikes against the Harris Tories in the late 1990s – somehow led to the re-election of the Harris Tories in 1999. This is complete nonsense. Let’s examine why the Tories were re-elected in […]

August 14, 2018

For the third month in a row, Peterborough had the lowest unemployment rate of Canada’s 34 census metropolitan areas. Peterborough’s jobless rate rose a little bit to 3.3 per cent in July, up from 2.7 per cent in both May and June. Quebec City which had the second lowest rate at 3.9 per cent, while […]

August 14, 2018

A union representing elementary school teachers across Ontario has told its members to continue teaching the 2015 sex-ed curriculum, despite the provincial government’s order that a 20-year-old version of the lesson plan be taught. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) denounced the Progressive Conservative government’s recent decision to have teachers set aside the sex-ed […]

August 14, 2018

As the 2018 Municipal Election is only months away, City of Kawartha Lakes officials are pleased to see the excitement of both candidates and residents during the campaign season. Election signs are a great way to communicate, show support for a candidate and to stay involved in the municipal election, but officials wish to advise […]

August 14, 2018

The list of candidates is now solidified and 27 candidates are running for council in Peterborough. The city’s municipal election will take place in October and candidates will have to deal with issues including the city’s housing crunch, transportation, population growth and The Parkway. On election day it will be decided who will return to […]


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