Category Archives: For Your Interest

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

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 contact 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.

Please contact me if there are other important numbers that you would like to see posted.

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:  

DO NOT CALL 911

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.

 

Reminder: While City Hall is closed you can still get answers to common issues online

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and practicing physical distancing! Just a reminder that even during these challenging times, you might have an issue or concern that is not related to COVID-19 that you want addressed. While City Hall is closed, the people who normally greet you in reception are working from home, … Continue reading Reminder: While City Hall is closed you can still get answers to common issues online

The Centennial Fountain and Climate Change

Ptbo’s Centennial Fountain and Climate Change As many of you will know, city council on January 15th passed a motion to reduce the operation of Peterborough’s Centennial Fountain changing the operating season from the current period of Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving, to a reduced period of Canada Day to Labour Day. The Centennial Fountain, … Continue reading The Centennial Fountain and Climate Change