New lights

Bob Forder reported on capital project updates for the city.

Arena LED retrofit gets incentive cheques for energy savings

The LED light conversion of the arenas is complete and the city has received an incentive cheque from SaveOnEnergy for almost $10,000.

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Project gets loan

The Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Cemetery Board has received a 50-50 interest-free loan and grant totalling $13,000 from the municipality to purchase two columbariums

Columbarium project gets boost from Havelock council

The Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Cemetery Board’s columbarium project has been given a significant boost by council in the form of an...

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Workshop

Anne Gallant (c), school health liaison with the Peterborough County-City Health Unit, is joined by second-year nursing students Travis Brault and Kalina Kopun during a leadership development workshop at Havelock Belmont Public School.

Health Unit brings youth leadership program to Havelock

Youth at Havelock Belmont Public School will be able to take a key role in helping their peers stay active during recess thanks to a...

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VHS tapes

9 things you really need to throw out for spring cleaning

9 things you really need to throw out for spring cleaning

      1. The Christmas decorations. I'm sure you don't still have your tree up (...right?) but if there's...

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Ann Cavoukian

Ontario's former privacy commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, says the government failed to act on a number of serious health-related privacy breaches that should have resulted in prosecutions during her 17 years as commissioner.

Ontario government under fire over inaction on health privacy law

Only one prosecution has been lodged under health privacy law since 2004. Former privacy commissioner blames government reluctance for lack...

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Sugar

Added sugar should be reduced as much as possible, the World Health Organization says.

Global health agency wants you to slash those spoonfuls of sugar from your diet

The World Health Organization recommends limiting added sugars to 13 teaspoons of sugar a day — that’s less than a bottle of pop.

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Public school

At Roberta Bondar Public School in Brampton, the needs of both boys and girls are taken into account in the school’s senior single-sex classrooms, which are offered as an option alongside co-ed programs for Grades 7 and 8.

Boys do less homework than girls: global study finds

Around the globe, boys do less homework than girls -- a difference of almost two hours a week in Canada. It may in part explain why they lag...

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Alvin Fiddler

Alvin Fiddler, deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, called the 340 volunteers “a great success’’ so far.

340 aboriginals volunteer for inquest jury rolls in northern Ontario

A team compiling lists of on-reserve natives who’ll volunteer to be on jury rolls for inquests probing the deaths of aboriginals in Thunder...

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