Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
374 Articles
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.
Shoppers line up outside Morello's Your Independent Grocer in Peterborough as the store controls capacity limits as required during the province-wide shutdown. Peterborough Public Health is urging residents to only leave their homes for essential reasons with January on track to see the most cases reported in a monthly period during the pandemic. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Public health inspection ‘blitz’ of Peterborough grocery and big-box stores imminent

Focus so far has been on parks and public spaces; to date, two people have been charged for being in violation of provincial stay-at-home order.
Peterborough's medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra is asking residents to try to reduce the number of trips outside the home during the stay-at-home order. For example, instead of making multiple trips to the grocery store during a week, make a single trip and stock up for the week. (Stock photo)

Peterborough health officials and politicians urge residents to ask ‘Do I need it now...

Medical officer of health cautions each trip outside the home poses a risk.
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando)

Long-term care residents in Peterborough region to receive first dose of vaccine by February...

Medical officer of health says first shipment of Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive by February 1 and will be stored at PRHC.
On January 29, 2021, Andy Tough's YouTube series Live! At The Barn will feature a tribute to guitarist Jimmy Deck, who passed away suddenly in December. The tribute will include an interview and one of Deck's solo performances. (Photo: Linda Tough)

Second series of ‘Live! At The Barn’ local music performances features tribute to late...

Other bands featured in Andy Tough's YouTube series recorded in Norwood include Rick & Gailie Band, Tungsten, High Waters Band, and Rob Phillips Trio.
J. Murray Jones was re-elected as warden of Peterborough County in December 2020. The 72-year-old Douro-Dummer Township mayor is entering his 10th year as county warden. (Photo: Peterborough County)

Whatever you do, don’t call Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones a politician

Recently re-elected, Jones talks about land annexation, relations with the City of Peterborough, his political future, and the one thing he detests above all else.
A consultant report to the City of Peterborough proposing historic Inverlea Park as a possible location for a fire hall prompted local residents to launch a "Save Inverlea Park" campaign. Northcrest Ward councillor and Peterborough Fire Services chair Andrew Beamer says City of Peterborough staff will be recommending to city council in January that the park be removed from the list of potential sites. (Photo: Bruce Head /

City of Peterborough staff to recommend removing Inverlea Park from consideration as new fire...

Councillor and Peterborough Fire Services chair Andrew Beamer says historic park was on list because it had high scores for emergency response times.
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef visiting Watson & Lou in downtown Peterborough on December 3, 2020. Monsef says a "Team Canada" approach, where the federal government works together with provinces and territories, is going to be essential to the vaccine rollout as well as the country's economic recovery. (Photo: Maryam Monsef / Facebook)

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef shares her optimism for 2021

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development also recognizes important role of women during pandemic.
The remnants of the package Dana Mason had delivered from Ottawa to her son's home in Peterborough were discovered on November 29, 2020, near the Sherbrooke Street water tower by Lisa Ann Mikaric while she walking her dog. The package, which contained Christmas and birthday gifts, was stolen from Mason's son's home November 26 shortly after it was delivered by Canada Post. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Ann Mikaric)

Thefts of delivered packages and items from vehicles in Peterborough increasing, along with resident...

Ottawa woman's gift package to her Peterborough son stolen by so-called 'porch pirates' who, along with 'car hoppers', are getting plenty of attention on Facebook.
Ontario first introduced its four colour-coded levels of increasingly restrictive public health measures for Ontario's 34 public health units on November 1, 2020 and modified it on November 13 to lower the thresholds for health unit regions to move into a more restrictive level. In addition to the four colour-coded levels, there is also the most restrictive "Lockdown" level; there are currently no health unit regions in lockdown. (Graphic: Ontario government)

Increased COVID-19 activity may see Peterborough region moved into yellow ‘protect’ level on Friday

Number of close contacts triples in a week, 18 local cases associated with outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care home.
Fairhaven is a municipal long-term care home facility located at 881 Dutton Road in Peterborough. (Photo: Fairhaven)

Second COVID-related death at Fairhaven and five infected residents in isolation as outbreak continues

'Incredibly heinous' virus creating 'a lot of fear' admits home's executive director, but focus now is on stopping it in its tracks.

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