Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
388 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.
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.
Deirdre McGahern, founder and president of Peterborough-based straw bale building company Straworks, outlines the unique features of the new health centre building quickly taking shape at Camp Kawartha on Clear Lake in Douro-Dummer. The 1,200-square-foot building is a shining example of next generation sustainable architecture, built exclusively with natural materials resulting in net-zero utility costs, zero toxins, zero fossil fuel use, and zero waste output for a zero-carbon footprint. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

New zero-carbon Camp Kawartha health centre building sets the bar high for environmentally responsible...

Fundraising campaign underway to cover the $375,000 cost with the centre projected to open in June 2021.
Decorated World War II veteran Joseph "Joe" Sullivan, pictured at left in England in 1942 when he was 22 years old, passed away on November 1, 2020 at the age of 100 at Fairhaven Long-Term Care Home in Peterborough. Sullivan was one of the last surviving members of the 1st Battalion of the 9th Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division that came ashore at Juno Beach in Normandy, France in June 1944. Sullivan served as a radio operator with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. (Photos courtesy of the Sullivan family)

Lest we forget: remembering Peterborough WWII veteran Joseph Sullivan

Sullivan, who died on November 1 at 100, talked candidly of his war experience and that was his gift to those who listened.
Old Norwood Road is one of three roads connecting Television Road to Ashburnham Drive the City of Peterborough has closed to through traffic until Parks Canada completes construction of the Warsaw Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East between Armour Road and Television Road. As a result of the closures, an increasing amount of traffic (including heavy trucks) has been using McFarlane Street via Ashburnham Drive as an alternate route. (Photo: Bruce Head /

East City residents demand changes to detours caused by Parkhill Road bridge closure

Increased traffic and safety issues two of the concerns raised by City of Peterborough's decision to close three roads to through traffic.
A young girl celebrating Thanksgiving with her grandparents. (Stock photo)

Peterborough Public Health links recent spike in local COVID-19 cases to Thanksgiving weekend

Medical officer of health reminds residents how to celebrate Halloween safely and makes recommendations for Remembrance Day.
Two children wearing COVID-19 face coverings and Halloween costumes. (Stock photo)

Peterborough Public Health says no Halloween masks for trick-or-treaters this year

Kids must wear COVID-19 face coverings only and people urged against hosting Halloween parties.
Grammy award-winning record producer and Peterborough native Greg Wells has launched the Don Skuce Memorial Music Collective. Every four months, a Peterborough-area musician's demo will be selected to be recorded at James McKenty's Peterborough studio, and then Wells will mix and master the finished recording at his Los Angeles studio. (Photo: Greg Wells / Instagram)

An interview with Greg Wells about the Don Skuce Memorial Music Collective

Grammy award-winning producer and Peterborough native teams up with local musician John Crown and recording engineer James McKenty to honour the late owner of Ed's Music Workshop.

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