Category Archives: For Your Interest

Posts that inform about policies and practices that affect our ward.

Municipal Impacts of Bill 109

Royal Assent of the More Homes for Everyone Act Means Royal Headaches for Municipalities Royal assent of Bill 109, the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022, stands to create some royal headaches for municipalities. We hear, time and again, that municipalities are the children of the province. During post-pandemic recovery, when provincial uploads in the … Continue reading Municipal Impacts of Bill 109

Women in Politics in Peterborough

I was deeply disappointed to read Sylvia Sutherland’s opinion column of November 17, 2021, which referenced an earlier article by Taylor Clysdale about the growing storm of harassment facing women politicians in Peterborough. Right out of the gate, Ms. Sutherland conflated two separate issues discussed in Mr. Clysdale’s article – first, the tactics that I … Continue reading Women in Politics in Peterborough

Negotiating Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Requirements

There is no doubt that keeping up with next steps in the evolving COVID-19 response is challenging!  Given that the Ontario government has recently announced a September 22, 2021 start of an  “enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certification” system, I wanted to share information that will give you quick and easy access to your vaccination receipts, in … Continue reading Negotiating Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Requirements

Sharing My Decision on the 2022 Municipal Election

With 500 days to go before the next municipal election, I want to share that after much reflection, I’ve decided I will not run again in 2022. It is a great privilege to represent the constituents of Otonabee Ward and I thank them for the opportunity. Please know that I will continue to work hard … Continue reading Sharing My Decision on the 2022 Municipal Election

#GoSlowPtbo Resonates with Resident of Sault Ste. Marie

I was recently contacted by a resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Mr. Simone Baj, who discovered the #GoSlowPtbo traffic calming campaign when searching for solutions to educate drivers in his own neighbourhood of Foxborough Trail. It’s exciting to connect with a transportation safety advocate from another Ontario city, and I am thrilled to be sharing … Continue reading #GoSlowPtbo Resonates with Resident of Sault Ste. Marie

Where do we fail to #GoSlowPtbo?

Where are Peterborians concerned about speedy drivers? On November 4th, 2020, I officially launched the #GoSlowPtbo campaign – right before the ground froze! Now, at the midpoint of the campaign, 161 signs have been delivered to 140 separate addresses.   By Valentine’s Day, signs were on 133 city lawns and 7 signs had been placed … Continue reading Where do we fail to #GoSlowPtbo?

Go Slow Ptbo Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Keeping our community safer with #GoSlowPtbo One of the key issues that I have heard about consistently from constituents is the need to find a way to keep our neighbourhoods safer by encouraging drivers to slow down. I’m all about safe roads for everyone.  That is why I am launching the #GoSlowPtbo initiative to help … Continue reading Go Slow Ptbo Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Local council should be an open door to everyone who wants to lead

Sharing my thoughts on the Peterborough Examiner Story:   Clarke gives up his 2021 pay hike and urges fellow councillors to do the same Leadership comes in many forms, and irrespective of the motivation, taking the plunge to run for office is a big commitment. Municipal council is the most accessible level of government, often allowing … Continue reading Local council should be an open door to everyone who wants to lead

Information update during COVID-19


Key Community Contacts During COVID-19 

I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy.  We will get through this together and I am looking forward to re-connecting with you in person once it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, in addition to links posted in Happening Now on the home page, I wanted to provide some key information and phone numbers for you in case you need to reach community organizations, agencies, or services during the pandemic.  My goal is to keep this section updated with new information, all in one spot, on my website so you can avoid taking time searching around for these helpful community resources.

Fleming College

General Public:  (705)  749-5530  Extension Zero
Anonymous Tip Line :  (705) 749-5530 Extension 1555
Student COVID-19 Support Line:  1-866-341-3485

Fleming has a dedicated website that contains updates regarding COVID-19, as well as a link for students to report an illness or exposure.  You can find that information at:  Fleming College – COVID-19

Contacting Local Police

For non-emergency issues in your neighbourhood that may or may not be related to COVID-19 such as potential violations of the Quarantine Act or the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act:  


Call the following numbers:

  • Peterborough Police Service non-emergency line: 705-876-1122
  • Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line: 1-888-310-1122

Landlord/Tenant Issues

If you cannot resolve issues by speaking with your landlord or tenant:

Contact the Landlord Tenant Board at 1-888-332-3234.

Tenants can also call the Peterborough Community Legal Centre at 705-749-9355

Employee Concerns Including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

If you have COVID-19 concerns or questions about your workplace or construction site, please call the Ministry of Labour’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

Food Security Resources

A local food gateway has just been launched on a variety of social media platforms to help people get access to local food during COVID-19 in the Peterborough region through Facebook, Twitter and a Website.