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COVID-19: Peterborough mayor ‘strongly encourages’ those from red, locked-down zones to stay away

COVID-19: Peterborough mayor ‘strongly encourages’ those from red, locked-down zones to stay away

The mayor of Peterborough is “strongly encouraging” residents in red-zone and locked-down areas to refrain from visiting her city amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a video statement sent to Global News Peterborough on Tuesday, Mayor Diane Therrien says now that the city and region are in a “yellow zone — protect” designation under the province’s COVID-19 framework, people need to be vigilant. The designation began Monday and will be in effect for 28 days. Read more: COVID-19 — Peterborough-area businesses have week to complete safety plans for yellow zone “This means that we need to be more vigilant than […]

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U.S. election: Here’s what the Biden team gets now that the transition is approved

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The U.S. government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is the apparent winner of this month’s presidential election. Among other things, the ascertainment process gives the incoming president and his team access to officials at federal agencies and directs the Justice Department to work on security clearances for transition team members and Biden political appointees. It even gives his team access to official government website domains. Read more: U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports Here is […]

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U.S. orders GM to recall nearly 6M trucks with Takata air bag inflators

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The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The decision announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income this year. GM had petitioned the agency four times starting in 2016 to avoid a recall, contending the air bag inflator canisters have been safe on the road and in testing. But owners responded by accusing the company of putting profits over safety. Read more: GM says new […]

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City of Toronto adds more public park washrooms for the winter season

City of Toronto adds more public park washrooms for the winter season

The City of Toronto says it has more than doubled the number of winter park washrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for access to washrooms across the city. The 79 additional washrooms are on top of the 64 that are usually available throughout the winter months, totalling 143 public washrooms, the city said. The move comes as access to washrooms has been limited for residents since indoor dining remains shuttered and many other businesses have closed their washrooms to the public. Officials said most of the city park washrooms are not winterized as they were not […]

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City of Hamilton seeks public input on construction of new viewing platform at Albion Falls

City of Hamilton seeks public input on construction of new viewing platform at Albion Falls

The city of Hamilton is asking for public input about one of its most popular waterfalls. On Wednesday, the city launched a survey to gauge how much interest there would be in the construction of a new viewing platform at Albion Falls. The new access point would be on the south side of the falls in the city’s east end, and would also include stairs and elevated boardwalks and benches, as well as an east-west pedestrian crossover on Mountain Brow Boulevard. “The goal of this project is to provide a safe access that improves views of Albion Falls for […]

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Sensitive Santa at Kingsway Mall

Sensitive Santa at Kingsway Mall

Book your appointment to take a sensory-friendly photo with Santa from a safe distance at an all new Santa set at Kingsway Mall. Visiting Santa is part of many families’ holiday traditions, but it can be difficult for children with sensory processing difficulties, due to bright lights, noise, and crowds. Kingsway’s sensory-friendly photos with Santa will be a time for kids to see Santa Claus with the usual holiday music and lights turned off to provide a quiet, calm and supportive environment for families and children with sensory and mobility needs in mind. Santa will be located on the […]

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