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April 18, 2019

A local agency that provides legal services to low-income residents says a $133-million cut to Legal Aid Ontario will “disproportionately impact” people in Peterborough because of low incomes and high housing costs here compared to elsewhere in Ontario. Peterborough Community Legal Centre on King Street, which is funded by Legal Aid Ontario, released a statement […]

April 17, 2019

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is looking at merging ambulance services, but local Chief of Paramedics Randy Mellow said on Tuesday there’s no evidence it will mean any decrease of ambulances on the road or fewer paramedics working. Peterborough County-City Paramedics has 140 “incredibly talented” paramedics, Mellow said, and when local people call 911 they will […]

April 17, 2019

Peterborough Public Health representatives are upset by the Ontario government’s plans to consolidate 35 public health units into 10 regional boards of health with one common governance model by the end of 2021. The plan was announced in Ontario’s 2019 budget last Thursday as part of its plan to modernize Ontario’s public health units, resulting […]

April 11, 2019

Victims from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean were reminded Monday they are not alone in the battle against occupational hazards as Peterborough hosted a delegation from a small Italian city rocked by asbestos. The group of six from Casale Monferrato shared their knowledge about asbestos exposure, including medical innovations, educational programs, environmental programs and […]

April 11, 2019

A new poll has found that 88 per cent of long-term-care staff across Ontario — including some polled in Peterborough — experience violence in the workplace at the hands of elderly residents. “It’s obviously a degrading work environment,” said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). “It should be very concerning […]

April 8, 2019

Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod gave a speech at a private event at the Best Western hotel in Peterborough on Saturday morning while a dozen parents of children with autism protested outside. The speech was barred to all but ticket-holding Conservatives; reporters weren’t allowed inside, and although MPP Dave Smith was there, he […]

April 8, 2019

Cuts are coming for local teachers. The public board says it will need to slash 55 teaching jobs next year and is projecting 90 job losses over the next four years. Mark Giunta reports. Read full article >

April 8, 2019

There will be 55 fewer teachers in public secondary schools in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board next year. Read full article >

March 27, 2019

Students at Trent University in Peterborough told the NDP’s colleges and universities critic on Tuesday they’re concerned about the lack of affordable apartments in Peterborough — and they’re worried it will soon get worse. Chris Glover, the NDP member of provincial parliament for Spadina-Fort York, is the colleges and universities critic. He’s been touring campuses […]

March 27, 2019

It might be David versus Goliath, but participants in the basic income pilot program who say the cancellation of the program has pushed them back into poverty continued a peaceful protest outside MPP Laurie Scott’s constituency office on Tuesday as they wait for an apology from the Ontario government. And they don’t plan to leave […]


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