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The Polar Paddle takes place on Saturday, February 4 on Queen Street in Lakefield as part of the 2017 PolarFest celebrations (photo: Selwyn Township)

What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – January 11, 2017

Featuring Business After Hours at Lakeshore Designs, summer jobs, new members, PolarFest 2017, and more.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a visit to Peterborough on January 17, 2016. The Prime Minister is returning to Peterborough on January 13, 2017 for a public town hall meeting. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Prime Minister Trudeau to visit Peterborough this Friday

Prime Minister will join MP Maryam Monsef for town hall on January 13, will also stop in Bewdley on the way.
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, pictured here with Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was sworn in on January 10, 2017 as Minister of Status of Women (photo: Adam Scott)

Maryam Monsef moves from Democratic Institutions to Status of Women

Peterborough-Kawartha MP one of several ministers affected by Trudeau government's pre-Trump cabinet shuffle.
At the January 7th Peterborough Petes game, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton received a $15,000 cheque from the Bell Let's Talk Community fund for mental health programs for women at YWCA Crossroads Shelter (photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)

YWCA Crossroads Shelter receives $15,000 grant from Bell Let’s Talk

Funds will support programming for women with mental health and addiction issues.
The green flag is flying at the Trent canal near the Peterborough Lift Lock, meaning the ice is safe for skating (file photo)

Skating is open on the Trent canal at the Peterborough Liftlock

Ice conditions are currently a little rough.
The gift included a scarf, chocolates, a Tim Horton's gift card, and a handwritten Christmas card with a message of hope (photo: Susan McKenzie)

Omemee woman receives random act of Christmas kindness

A family hands her a gift while she was working Christmas Eve shift at Lindsay hospital.
Leslie Bradford-Scott, founder of award-winning Walton Wood Farm, is featured in the first episode of the new business video series BizMapPtbo (photo: BizMapPtbo)

New Peterborough business video series BizMapPtbo premieres

12-episode series aims to connect business owners with resources and support.
Peterborough Public Health encourages residents with private wells to test water quality at least three times each year

Take your well water samples to Peterborough Public Health for testing

Free service available for residents and cottagers in Peterborough city and county.
The incomparable Washboard Hank, who just launched his new website at, performs at the Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort in Keene on January 7th as part of the resort's free winter music series (photo: Wayne Eardley)

nightlifeNOW – January 5 to 11

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, January 5 to Wednesday, January 11.
Peter Gallow of Ballantrae won the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism's contest to promote its new website, and he's chosen to redeem his $1,000 gift certificate at Lakeshore Designs. Also pictured: Chamber 1st Vice President Cindy Windover, Marketing Committee Representative Eva Fisher, and staff from Lakeshore Designs.

What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – January 4, 2017

Featuring Business After Hours at Lakeshore Designs, website contest winner, PolarFest snowman challenge, job opportunities, and more.

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