Investigative articles

Family of disabled girl forced to fight Kawartha Conservation for approval to make their home more accessible

Family of disabled girl forced to fight Kawartha Conservation for approval to make their home more accessible

Andrea and Dean McGilvray have lived at 1059 Little Britain Road, smack in the middle of town of Little Britain for about 10 years. They also run a successful business at this location. Last year they decided it was time to make some changes to the 120 year old farmhouse they live in, so that it

Number of babies born dependent on opioids in Peterborough three times the Provincial average

Photo: PRHC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Peterborough Regional Health Centre has one of the most progressive approaches in the country for treating an increasing number of babies born dependent on opioids and their mothers.  Dr. Hardy Brown has specialized in looking after babies for 8 years. The paediatrician says she first started noticing an increase

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One BILLION dollars in infrastructure work needed in Peterborough

More than one billion dollars in infrastructure repairs and upgrades are needed in Peterborough and the city doesn’t have sufficient revenue to complete the work.  There are total project costs of $1,194,938,400 identified in the 2017 budget with just over $114,300,000 worth of work on the books for this year. Deputy CAO and Director of Utility Services,

Thousands of people convicted of domestic assault every year end up with no criminal record

Information obtained by the VanMeer Free Press shows that thousands of convicted, violent domestic abusers could come away with no criminal record after taking only a few group counselling sessions mandated by the Ministry of the Attorney General.  In 2015/2016 almost 10,000 people in Ontario who were convicted of assaulting their partner possibly came out of it

Biker clubhouse tentatively SOLD

One of the most notorious homes in Peterborough has been sold conditionally. 285 Perry Street has been home to a number of outlaw biker gangs over the years, including the Vago’s and the Outlaws. Sources say some of the Outlaws still use the property from time to time. Patrick Mahoney, the real estate agent who

Taking the “Redpath” to success in treating addiction and mental illness

Peggy Shaughnessy A Peterborough Phd student has developed a treatment for mental health and addictions including opioid addiction that’s got the attention of some Ontario judges and correctional workers. So why haven’t you heard of it? Canada has the world’s second-highest per capita consumption of prescription opioids according to the federal Minister of Health.  In some