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May 9, 2019

Asbestos is one of the most important occupational carcinogens causing about half of all deaths from occupational cancer. Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos in the workplace, and at least 90,000 people die each year from lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures. In addition, it is […]

May 9, 2019

David Berger stopped by Global News Morning Peterborough to talk about the news coming out of Queen’s Park during the last few weeks. Read full article >

May 9, 2019

TORONTO – The union representing Canadian auto workers claimed a partial victory Tuesday after General Motors Canada announced an Oshawa, Ont., plant slated to close later this year will be converted to a part-stamping and autonomous vehicle testing facility. Unifor and GM Canada said the transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the […]

May 9, 2019

Recently the United Nations released a report indicating that at least one million species are on the verge of extinction due to human activities. Trent University professor Jim Shaefer calls the report, “grim and astounding,” and says a mass extinction will have far-reaching effects on human life. Read full article >

May 6, 2019

Ontario students are opposed to bigger class sizes and mandatory online credits because such changes will harm achievement, says the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association, which is now calling on the Ford government to nix plans for both. The group, which advocates for the province’s 2 million students and consults extensively with them on an ongoing […]

May 6, 2019

Politics is full of distractions. Every elected official knows the heartbreak of having an important announcement eclipsed by news that a colleague expensed a $25 hamburger. It can work both ways. Although petty distractions can undermine positive initiatives, governments also proactively use them to divert attention from less savoury topics that they don’t want you […]

April 25, 2019

If you requested a book from a library elsewhere in Ontario and were expecting it to arrive soon, you’re out of luck. Interlibrary loan services have been suspended at least until May 31 at all libraries across Ontario due to provincial government budget cuts. It means the service won’t be offered at the 15 small […]

April 25, 2019

If a public health emergency like an H1N1 outbreak, or swine flu as it’s also known, broke out in Peterborough like it did in 2009, would an amalgamated Peterborough health unit be able to respond quickly? That’s the question being posed by Peterborough Public Health as it and 34 other agencies face amalgamation into 10 […]

April 25, 2019

The province announced a funding cut to the Legal Aid budget that’s almost 30%. So far, the organization, which provides legal services for those who fall below the poverty line, say their refugee and immigration services are on the chopping block. Martha Macfie, a lawyer with the Peterborough Community Legal Centre, says it’s not clear […]

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 […]


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