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March 21, 2019

Several dozen Trent University students walked out of classes today as part of a province wide protest of changes to OSAP. Learn more

March 21, 2019

  NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof, the MPP for Temiskaming Shores, spoke during an Ontario Health Coalition town hall in Peterborough on Wednesday night. The meeting was held to discuss Premier Doug Ford’s government’s plan to create an Ontario Health super agency that will replace 20 smaller agencies, including Ontario’s 14 local health integration networks, […]

March 21, 2019

  More than 100 people attended the Wake Up and Unite Against Racism rally held by the Migrant Rights Network on Wednesday night at Confederation Square opposite City Hall in Peterborough. Participants took to the streets to post posters to raise awareness of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism on Thursday. Learn more

March 21, 2019

The third annual Tampon Tuesday event was held Tuesday night at The Junction on George Street in downtown Peterborough. Tampon Tuesday is a unique networking event where participants are encouraged to bring donations of menstrual hygiene products for distribution to people in the community in need. Anyone who could not make the event can bring […]

March 21, 2019

When I take a week or so off from column-writing, I always counsel my editor to make space for the columns of one Gwynne Dyer. Now that is a joke. This gentleman is a master of the craft, famous for writing a twice-a-week column in 175 newspapers in 45 countries around the world. He is […]

March 21, 2019

The provincial workers’ compensation board conducted just 85 audits of temporary help agencies last year, down from 454 in 2016 — despite the fact its own internal reports have found temp agencies to be significantly more likely than other employers to break the law, documents obtained by the Star show. The 80 per cent decline is […]

March 21, 2019

Hydro One won’t be letting go of four line and forestry employees after all, if it buys Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI) — there would be jobs for all current employees, according to a new report. An application before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) states that Hydro One would need 13 line and forestry workers if […]

March 21, 2019

A 10 per-cent cut to post-secondary tuition sounds good for students on paper but for the majority of students protesting outside Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith’s constituency office on Monday, they say the Conservative governments’ decision to lower tuition fees is actually making education more expensive for lower-income students. A noon-hour protest saw more than 50 […]


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