Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
Peterborough's Opioid Response Hub will be located in the former Greyhound bus terminal at 220 Simcoe Street (at Aylmer Street North) in downtown Peterborough, pictured here in October 2020. A $160,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to renovate the location. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

$160,000 fundraising campaign launched for Peterborough’s Opioid Response Hub

'Light The Way To $160K' campaign aims to raise funds for retrofitting of the former Greyhound bus terminal in advance of anticipated Consumption Treatment Services site approval
An electronic sign on Lansdowne Street West between Goodfellow Road and The Parkway in Peterborough displays a message associating Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef with the death of 158 Canadian soldiers during Canada's 12-year mission in Afghanistan against the Taliban. Contrary to Elections Canada rules for third-party advertising, there is no tagline indicating who authorized the advertisement. (Photo: kawarthaNOW)

‘Hateful display’ against Peterborough-Kawartha MP on Lansdowne Street electronic sign

Monsef campaign following up with Elections Canada about legality of unauthorized third-party advertising,
Outgoing Peterborough medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, pictured with incoming medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott in August, held her last media briefing on September 9, 2021. Dr. Salvaterra's last day on the job locally is September 19; she will be assuming the position of deputy chief medical officer of health with Alberta Health on October 4. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Fourth wave of COVID-19 wave isn’t coming, it’s already here: Peterborough medical officer of...

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra says steady increase in active cases presses home the immediate need for increased vaccination uptake.
Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali brings her pop-infused jazz to The Barn at Westben in Campbellford, with two performances on the evenings of September 17 and 18, 2021. She will be accompanied by her husband Ben Wittman on drums and George Koller on bass. (Photo: Edith Maybin)

Westben-bound Laila Biali giving jazz a joyous breath of fresh air

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist performs September 17 and 18 at The Barn in Campbellford.
Express & Company (Dylan Ireland and Melissa Payne) during their performance for season three of "Live! At the Barn", a series of live off-the-floor video performances produced, recorded, and edited by Andy Tough at the Norwood area barn he owns with his wife Linda. The Express & Company episode premieres on YouTube on October 8, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Andy and Linda Tough)

Season three of ‘ Live! At the Barn’ live recordings of Peterborough-area musicians debuts...

Andy and Linda Tough's weekly YouTube series features SJ Riley, Nicholas Campbell, Raggedy Andys, Elyse Saunders, Groove Authority, Express & Company, and Bywater Call.
Dr. Thomas Piggott, Peterborough's incoming medical officer of health and CEO of Peterborough Public Health, was formally introduced to the local media on August 19, 2021. Dr. Piggott assumes the role on December 1. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough’s incoming medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott formally introduced

Dr. Piggott assumes his new position December 1, succeeding Dr. Rosana Salvaterra whose last day on the job is September 19.
Singer-songwriter Kate Suhr belts out a tune as musician Saskia Tomkins provides accompaniment and storyteller Megan Murphy looks on during a media day at 4th Line Theatre on Millbrook on August 12, 2021, promoting The Verandah Society In Residence. Created and performed Murphy and Suhr, the show is a hybrid of storytelling and music and runs for two weeks in August at the Winslow Farm. (Photo: Hannah Abrahamse / kawarthaNOW)

Millbrook’s 4th Line Theatre welcomes audiences back for The Verandah Society In Residence

Storyteller Megan Murphy and singer-songwriter Kate Suhr bring their 2020 front porch presentation to the Winslow Farm with musician Saskia Tomkins.
Electric City Football Club president Rob Jenkins, sporting the team's official colours of yellow and black, officially announced Monday (August 9, 2021) at the Silver Bean Café on the shores of Little Lake in Peterborough that the professional soccer franchise will make its League 1 Ontario debut in May 2022. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Professional soccer to make its debut in Peterborough in May 2022

Electric City Football Club formally announced as the newest team entry in League 1 Ontario men's division play.
A young masked female student wearing a backpack and carrying books. (Stock photo)

Peterborough’s medical officer of health urges area students to get vaccinated

A safe return to school is in jeopardy if the number of unvaccinated vaccine-eligible students remains as is .
Dave McNab (right), a retired OPP constable, conducts an online English lesson with Rashid, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee living alone in Turkey. McNab connected with Rashid after the teenager had posted a desperate plea in a Facebook group about coming to Canada and was subjected to abuse, including racism. McNab and his veterinarian wife Kristy Hiltz, who have been involved in sponsoring Syrian refugees to come to Canada in the past, have begun the process to bring Rashid to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Dave McNab)

‘Hateful’ and ‘racist’ Facebook comments compel a Peterborough couple to bring a Syrian refugee...

Dave McNab and Kristy Hiltz initiate the process that may see an 18-year-old boy living in Turkey begin a new life here.

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