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Peter Blodgett of Darling Insurance hugs his son Jeff after being named Business Citizen of The Year at the 2017 Peterborough Chamber Business Excellence Awards at Showplace Performance Centre on October 18. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

Peter Blodgett named Peterborough’s Business Citizen Of The Year

24 other award recipients also announced at 2017 Peterborough Chamber Business Excellence Awards on October 18.
The Spill in downtown Peterborough closed permanently on October 18, 2017, and a group of supporters are hosting a fundraiser for owner Dave Tobey. (Photo: Peterborough DBIA)

Fundraiser planned for The Spill owner Dave Tobey

Arts and culture venue in downtown Peterborough closed permanently on October 18.
A pine slab coffee table from The Buckhorn Furniture Company, one of the newest members of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. (Photo: The Buckhorn Furniture Company)

What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – October 18, 2017

Featuring BOSS networking seminar, Awards of Excellence finalists, Small Business Week, and more/
For the first and only time, the City of Peterborough will be updating the Veterans Wall of Honour at Confederation Square to add the names of veterans who were missing from lists when the wall was originally installed in October 2010. (Photo: City of Peterborough)

City of Peterborough seeking names of veterans missing from Wall of Honour

Additional verified names will be added to the memorial in spring 2018.
For the 2018 Win This Space competition in downtown Peterborough, entrepreneurs have until November 25th to submit a one- to three-minute video pitching their business idea. The top 10 finalists will be selected by November 30th, with the final winner announced in March 2018. (Graphic: Win This Space)

Win This Space entrepreneurial competition returns to downtown Peterborough for 2018

$40,000 prize package includes a free one-year lease of a downtown Peterborough storefront.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene, which recently won Attractions Ontario's Ontario Choice Awards as Top Small Museum/Art Gallery/Historic Site, is one of the finalists in the Tourism/Hospitality Excellence category for the Kawartha Chamber's 2017 Awards of Excellence. The award recipients will be announced on November 3. (Photo: Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

The 25 finalists for the Kawartha Chamber’s 2017 Awards of Excellence

Award recipients will be announced at Awards of Excellence Gala on November 3.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Sears Canada's request for a complete liquidation of its assets, including all 130 of its remaining stores including the Peterborough store at Lansdowne Place.

Court approves complete liquidation of Sears Canada

Liquidation sales at retail locations including the Peterborough store will begin by October 19.
Peterborough native Mallory Richard after her record-setting trail run at The Hennepin Hundred on October 7, 2017. (Photo: Mallory Richard / Instagram)

Peterborough native Mallory Richard breaks record in 100-mile trail run

Ultramarathoner won The Hennepin Hundred in Illinois with a time of 16:28:14.
Thunder Bay folk-rockers Greenbank (Jim Breslin and Craig Smyth) perform at The Spill in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, October 18. (Publicity photo)

nightlifeNOW – October 12 to 18

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, October 12 to Wednesday, October 18.
While the vast majority of participants at the anti-hate rally in downtown Peterborough on September 30, 2017 were local residents who protested peacefully, some of the protestors disguised their identities and some came from outside the area, including 22-year-old William October of Toronto who has been charged with assault and obstruct peace officer. (Photo: Linda McIlwain /

Toronto man charged after September 30 rally in Peterborough

Protestor assaulted another person at rally and gave false name to police,

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