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Peterborough, Ontario

City in Ontario, Canada

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Peterborough, Ontario: City in Ontario, Canada
Peterborough is a city on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres (78 mi) northeast of Toronto and about 270 kilometers (167 mi) southwest of Ottawa. According to the 2016 Census, the population of the City of Peterborough was 81,032. The population of the Peterborough Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which includes the surrounding Townships of Selwyn, Cavan Monaghan, Otonabee-South Monaghan, and Douro-Dummer, was 121,721 in 2016. In 2016, Peterborough ranked No. 32 among the country’s 35 census metropolitan areas according to the CMA in Canada. Significant growth is expected starting in late 2019 when the Ontario Highway 407 extension is completed, connecting it to Highway 115/35 south of Peterborough. The current mayor of Peterborough is Diane Therrien.

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Slavik family 'degraded' men kept in cramped Peterborough rooms

The Slavik family made the two men work long hours but had control of their bank accounts.
BBC News - Published

Peterborough fire: Five teens released over Whirlpool HQ blaze

The huge blaze destroyed 52 lorry trailers when it engulfed the site on Thursday night.
BBC News - Published

Peterborough lottery winner quits job to pursue screenwriter goal

Dean Weymes won £10,000 per month for the next 30 years on the National Lottery's Set For Life draw.
BBC News - Published

Football coach Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing trainees

football coach bob higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing trainees
Bob Higgins touched and groped young trainees over a 20-year period at Southampton and Peterborough.
BBC News - Published

East Coast Main Line to shut service over August bank holiday

east coast main line to shut service over august bank holiday
No trains will run between Peterborough and King's Cross on 24 and 25 August as part of a £1.2bn upgrade.
BBC News - Published

Dear Zoo cancels all shows after Peterborough tour van theft

dear zoo cancels all shows after peterborough tour van theft
The van containing £50,000 worth of props and staging was stolen in Peterborough on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

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