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Brett Michael LeBlanc's mother, Cheryl LeBlanc, in a Facebook video from November 22, 2020 at Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary, where a public search is underway for the missing 24-year-old Trent University student who is legally blind. (Screenshot / Facebook)

Public assists in search for missing Trent University student

24-year-old Brett Michael LeBlanc, who is legally blind, was last seen on campus on November 17.
Peterborough police car. (Photo: Peterborough Police Service)

Peterborough woman dies after being struck by vehicle on Friday

38-year-old Nicole Kernohan was walking on Lansdowne Street between Ashburnham Drive and Television Road.
A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

Ontario reports new record high of 1,588 COVID-19 cases, with 21 new deaths

Three new cases and 23 active cases in Peterborough as health unit region moves into 'yellow-protect' level on Monday.
Snow-covered country road in winter

Significant snowfall in the Kawarthas beginning Sunday afternoon, with snowfall warning for Hastings Highlands

Snowfall accumulations range from 7 cm to 20 cm, with a mix of snow and rain in Northumberland County.
At a media conference at Queen's Park on November 20, 2020, Ontario health minister Christine Elliott announced Peterborough Public Health region will be moving into the "yellow-protect" level effective November 23, 2020. Toronto and Peel Region will be moving into the most restrictive lockdown level. (CPAC screenshot)

Peterborough region moves into COVID-19 ‘yellow-protect’ level effective Monday

Peel and Toronto move into lockdown status as Ontario reports 1,418 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 in greater Kawarthas region.
A bird's eye view of OMNI Health Care's proposed development for the new Riverview Manor in Peterborough, from February 2019. (Rendering: G architects)

Ontario government approves 67 new beds for two long-term care developments in the Kawarthas

Riverview Manor in Peterborough approved for 32 new beds, Southbridge Port Hope approved for 35 new beds
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announcing on November 19, 2020 at Queen's Park that more stringent public health measures will be introduced in the province on Friday, especially in the regions hardest hit by COVID-19. (Premier's Office screenshot)

Ontario to introduce tougher public health measures as COVID-19 ICU patients jump by 19...

Province reports 1,210 new cases today, including 8 in the greater Kawarthas region as active cases rise to 51.
Peterborough's 2021 ReFrame Film Festival runs for a full week from January 22nd to 29th, with virtual screening of films. For the first time ever, the festival films will be available for anyone in Ontario to watch, after purchasing a festival pass or tickets. (Poster design: Jordan Bowden)

Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival goes province-wide with a week-long virtual festival in January

All films will be available on-demand from January 22 to 29, 2021, along with virtual filmmaker talks, panel discussions, workshops, and more.
A COVID-19 test swab in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

Ontario reports 1,417 new COVID-19 cases with 32 new deaths

Five new cases in greater Kawarthas region, including 3 in Peterborough and 2 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties.
A consumption and treatment services site, to help prevent drug overdoes and deaths, is being proposed at 220 Simcoe Street in downtown Peterborough. While an application for provincial funding is being developed, organizations involved in the initiative are raising funds so they can retain the location, cover the cost of professional studies to support the funding application, and cover the cost of renovations to operate the site. (Photo: Bruce Head /

$50,000 sought to support Peterborough’s first consumption and treatment services site

Funds will be used to retain the Simcoe Street property and to support an application for provincial funding.

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