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The Beach Report for July 26 to August 1, 2019

Water quality testing results for beaches in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland.
Residents of Kawartha Lakes are invited to 'jump in' and register for a new online citizen engagement platform offered by the municipality. Jump In, Kawartha Lakes at offers opportunities for residents to get up-to-date information on important municipal projects such as the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and to provide feedback o provide feedback through surveys, quick polls, interactive maps, and idea forums.

Kawartha Lakes wants residents to ‘jump in’ to citizen engagement

Register at Jump In, Kawartha Lakes to provide feedback on the municipality's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
Maple Blues Award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Burgess, since here with Ryan Weber in The Weber Brothers Band in 2015, is performing at Daisy's Dockside Patio at the Bonnie View Inn in Haliburton on Wednesday, July 31st. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

nightlifeNOW – July 25 to 31

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, July 25 to Wednesday, July 31.
A still from a video of a fireball (upper right) captured by Western University's All-Sky Camera Network at 2:44 a.m. on July 24, 2019. As bright as a full moon (the waning moon is pictured in the lower left), the fireball disintegrated south of Bancroft and is likely to have dropped small meteorites in the area. (Photo: Western University)

Fireball may have dropped meteorites south of Bancroft

Beachball-sized meteoroid observed early in the morning of July 24 was as bright as the full moon,
Baileboro native Jimmy Bowskill takes centre stage at The Sheepdogs concert at Peterborough Musicfest in Del Crary Park on July 24, 2019. Eleven people attending the free concert were charged under the City of Peterborough's no-smoking for smoking, vaping, and using cannabis. (Photo: Eva Fisher /

First charge for smoking cannabis in a city park laid at The Sheepdogs concert...

10 people also charged for vaping and smoking in Del Crary Park under no-smoking bylaw.
The new Netflix original series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" premieres on Netflix Canada on August 30th. Based on Jim Henson's fantasy world of Thra, when three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. (Photo: Netflix)

What’s new on Netflix Canada in August 2019

Highlights include The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and new seasons of GLOW and Mindhunter.
Police car

Stolen car leads to man’s death in Peterborough

Man suffered serious injury following interaction with police and died in hospital, SIU called in to investigate.
Peterborough Diane Therrien and Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef hosted a meeting at The Mount Community Centre in Peterborough on July 23, 2019 and subsequently released a 10-point plan for a rapid response to the homelessness and housing issue in Peterborough. Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones (left) and Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith also attended the meeting. (Photo: Office of Maryam Monsef)

Therrien and Monsef announce 10-point plan to respond to homelessness and housing issue in...

'Rapid response' plan includes creation of a shelter task force, a public summit, and applications to build 2,000 new housing units over next two years.
The Ontario Provincial Police and the Canadian Armed Forces are conducting a joint training exercise in the Bancroft area in the evening of July 23, 2019. Pictured is a military training exercise held at Camp Aldershot in Nova Scotia in June 2019. (Photo: Lieutenant (Navy) Sean Costello)

OPP and Canadian Armed Forces conducting joint training in Bancroft area on Tuesday night

Military and police vehicles and personnel will be on local roads.
Brock Grills, pictured here (under clock, holding banner) after winning the Peterborough-Kawartha federal Green Party nomination on February 25, 2019, has stepped down as the candidate for personal reasons. (Photo: Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Green Party Association )

Brock Grills steps down as federal Green Party candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha

Three months before federal election, local Greens are now seeking another candidate.

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