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Moondance owner Mike Taveroff in January 2018, when he announced he was retiring and closing the iconic downtown Peterborough record store. He closed the store and retired in April 2018, and was diagnosed with stage four cancer less than a year later. Taveroff passed away on the Thanksgiving weekend. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

Moondance owner Mike Taveroff has passed away from cancer

Long-time owner of Canada's oldest independent record store in downtown Peterborough had retired in April 2018 after closing the store.
A conceptual rendering of the new Canadian Canoe Museum, an 85,000-square-foot facility to be built alongside the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. (Illustration: Heneghan Peng and Kearns Mancini Architects)

BMO Financial Group invests $650,000 in new Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

New facility's research and knowledge centre to be named after bank in recognition of donation.
The recipients of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism's 20th annual Awards of Excellence, including Nightingale Nursing president and CEO Sally Harding (front row, third from right). The awards were presented at an event in the Bryan Jones Theatre at Lakefield College School on October 10, 2019. (Photo: Kawartha Chamber / Facebook)

Kawartha Chamber names Sally Harding as 2019 Citizen of the Year

Central Smith Creamery, Entomo Farms, Lakefield Literary Festival, and Griffin's Greenhouses also among Awards of Excellence recipients.
Barbara Monaghan. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Pop Ensemble)

Peterborough Pop Ensemble founder and director Barbara Monahan has passed away

Driving force behind choral group and long-time teacher at Kenner Collegiate was fighting cancer
A Thanksgiving feast

What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving Monday 2019

Holiday hours for 266 selected businesses, organizations, and services across the Kawarthas.
Juno award-winning folk singer-songwriter Old Man Luedecke (Chris Luedecke), who released his latest album "Easy Money" this year, performs at the Historic Red Dog Tavern in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, October 12th. (Publicity photo)

nightlifeNOW – October 10 to 16

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, October 10 to Wednesday, October 16.
Zeus the dog was struck by a dirt bike in Omemee on the evening of October 7, 2019 and died from its injuries a short time later. (Supplied photo)

Police looking for driver of dirt bike that killed dog in Omemee

Owner was walking dog on Mary Street when one of three dirt bikes struck dog and then fled.
With the aging workforce, identifying and retaining existing employees who can succeed those who are leaving or retiring is an important challenge for businesses and organizations, including those in the Kawarthas. The Workforce Development Board - Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is hosting a series of employer workshops and focus groups on succession planning in Peterborough, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland in October and November and is also running an online survey where employers can learn about succession planning and help guide WDB/LEPC in developing succession planning support.

Is your Kawarthas-area business or organization ready for the aging labour force?

Workforce Development Board - Local Employment Planning Council is hosting free succession planning support workshops in October and November and an online survey
Some of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation (PRHC) Mombassadors with a cheque for $115,504 for the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation. The funds will be used to fund a new ventilator and a radiant heater/warmer for the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation Mombassadors raise $115,504 for neonatal care

Group of local mothers exceeded their fundraising goal thanks to a matching $32,000 donation from Liftlock Atom Hockey Tournament.
Land conservation organization Kawartha Land Trust, which is already protecting two properties in the Fleetwood Creek watershed including the Ballyduff Trails (McKim-Garsonnin property) pictured above, wants to partner with private landowners to further protect the area's biodiversity and water quality. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Land Trust)

Kawartha Land Trust wants to partner with landowners to help conserve the Fleetwood Creek...

October 24th event in Bethany is also open to anyone interested in this significant natural area.

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