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The flu shot is recommended for everyone over six months of age and is especially important for people with a weakened immune system, pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and anyone who takes care of people in these groups

Peterborough County-City Health Unit reports first local flu case of the season

Medical Officer of Health encourages everyone to get a flu shot.
The City of Peterborough's Public Art Program and the Downtown Business Improvement Area want to bring public art to downtown Peterborough, similar to this mural by Kirsten McCrea under the Hunter Street Bridge funded by the Public Art Program (photo courtesy of Artspace)

Making Peterborough the mural capital of Ontario

City of Peterborough and DBIA seeking downtown sites where public art can be installed.
Ashlee Aitken of Kawartha Food Share (second from right) accepts the $10,054.30 donation from (left to right) Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett, the City of Peterborough's Manager of Transportation Kevin Jones, DBIA mascot George King of Downtown, and DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel (photo courtesy Peterborough DBIA)

Downtown Peterborough shoppers raise over $10,000 for Kawartha Food Share

Money was collected from downtown parking meters over late November and December.
Now living in Peterborough thanks to the efforts of a local sponsor group, Amal Alkhalaf and her three children are on the cover of the January 25th issue of Maclean's (cover courtesy of Maclean's magazine)

Maclean’s profiles Peterborough sponsors of Syrian refugee family

Journalist Michael Friscolanti travelled to Lebanon to find single mother and her three children.
Peterborough real estate broker and Rotary Club member Carl Oake has been swimming for charity since 1987 (photo: Peterborough Rotary Club / Facebook)

30 years of swimming for charity

Four celebrity swimmers will join the 30th anniversary Carl Oake Swimathon on February 12.
Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to play in the NHL, drops the ceremonial puck alongside Susan Dunkley of the Alzheimer Society. Although the Petes lost 4-3 to the Oshawa Generals, the event raised over $16,000 for the Alzheimer Society. (Photo courtesy of the Peterborough Petes)

Faceoff Against Dementia hockey game raises over $16,000 for Alzheimer Society

Petes and Generals square off for a good cause as First Woman of Hockey looks on.
Nicole Pare and Lynn Zimmer of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton accept the $16,001.33 cheque from Denise Travers and Louise Racine of Women's Business Network of Peterborough (photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough donates $16,000 to YWCA Crossroads Shelter

Funds will be used to improve health and nutrition of local women and children in crisis.
CHEX Television at Crosswind Farm last winter, when the farm began accepting discarded Christmas trees to feed their goats. Crosswind Farm is accepting discarded trees again this year. (Photo courtesy of Crosswind Farm)

How to dispose of your Christmas tree in the Kawarthas

Depending on where you live, leave it at the curb, take it to a landfill, or feed it to a goat!
Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to have ever played in the NHL, will be speaking at the Women's Business Network of Peterborough on January 6 and will also be at the "Face off Against Dementia" Peterborough Petes vs. Oshawa Generals hockey game on January 7

The First Woman of Hockey comes to Peterborough

Manon Rhéaume was first (and only) female to play for the NHL
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef being sworn in as Minister of Democratic Institutions as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on (photo: CBC Television)

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