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No school closure reviews until province reviews policy

Peterborough-area MPP Jeff Leal says some of that money can be used by school boards for a new high skills major course he and others...

Province invests $1.6 million to bring agencies under same roof

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal stopped by the Lindsay Street facility on Monday (Aug. 8) to announce the funding on behalf of Minister of Children and...

MPP Jeff Leal appoints Lindsay business leader as advisor on horse racing industry

PETERBOROUGH - Greg Walling, managing director of the Sullivan Group, and one of the main proponents behind the success of Kawartha Downs's racetrack over the...

Province pledges $1 million-plus per year for...

During a press conference on Monday (July 25), Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal announced the Province will give $1.05 million to Hospice Peterborough once the agency's...

Husband frustrated by lack of supports for his wife after her stroke

We have been in touch with MPP Jeff Leal and others but still get no help. I thought out hospital here was good but all...

Province invests millions in Peterborough school repairs

MPP Jeff Leal announces a $15 million investment to both the public and Catholic school boards to help with school repairs. The announcement was made...

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal keeps his seat in Provincial cabinet

“I'm very pleased the premier had confidence in me to carry on as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,” says MPP Jeff Leal, who...

Walkin' a mile in Peterborough for the YWCA

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Lance Anderson/This Week. MPP Jeff Leal gets ready for the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Lance Anderson/This...

Brock council invites municipal affairs minister to tour township

BROCK TWP. -- Members of council want Ted McMeekin, the minister of municipal affairs and housing, to get a first-hand glimpse at the impact the...

Giving back to Ontario doctors

In 2011, the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Richmond Hill, introduced a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create...

Peterborough gets $2 million from Ontario infrastructure fund for north-end sewer project

... to $300 million, our government is showing municipalities across Ontario that we're committed to working with them to address the critical infrastructure they need...

Province investing funding to resurface Havelock's main road

Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Leal announced Friday (April 1) the township would receive the funding to improve road safety and create or sustain jobs...

Changes to provincial funding program a "welcome benefit" to Otonabee-South Monaghan

Changes to provincial funding program a "welcome benefit" to Otonabee-South Monaghan“It has become evident for some time that the application based side of it, that...

Evening planned to celebrate Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal's 30 years in public service

PETERBOROUGH — As he celebrates 30 years in public service, MPP Jeff Leal is hoping to help raise funds for a cause near to his...

Mayor's Giving Gala raises $95600 Saturday. See who was there.

He also offered to name the long-debated Parkway as the Jeff Leal Parkway, particularly if the environmental assessment for the project comes through by the...

Mayor's Giving Gala raises $95600 on Saturday night. See who was there.

He also offered to name the long-debated Parkway as the Jeff Leal Parkway, particularly if the environmental assessment for the project comes through by the...

Over the Back Fence: Follow the Leal logic on hospital parking and read the mixed signals from Norwood's council

LEAL LOGIC: MPP Jeff Leal hosted a press conference to show how a Peterborough citizen's complaint about hospital parking rates that led to changes across...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Peterborough responded to mosque fire with ...

He also met with community leaders, including Mayor Daryl Bennett, Warden J. Murray Jones, MPP Jeff Leal, former Liberal MP Peter Adams and his wife...

Havelock Metal planning $1 million expansion, adding a dozen new jobs

The expansion will cost more than $1.1 million and is expected to be completed in 2018. Havelock Metal manufactures metal siding, roofing, trim and flashing...

Greenbelt expansion might be in the cards

... which encompasses the vast swath around the GTA from Niagara Falls to Brantford to Kitchener-Waterloo to Orillia to Peterborough to Brighton -- is “Canada's...

Ministry of Public Safety spent almost $10000 to monitor Peterborough Police ...

Ontario's minister of public safety put his money where his mouth is when he said he was concerned about the functioning of Peterborough's police services...

Murray considers regulations to protect birds

CTV NewsEnvironment Minister Glen Murray says his staff may have been too quick to reject the idea of regulations, and says he agrees with the...

Value of new infrastructure important when considering implications of Hydro ...

PETERBOROUGH — NDP Leader and Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath is urging Peterborough residents to take up their objections to the sale of Hydro One with...

Pension plan proposal makes little sense for Ontario workers

I really fail to see the logic in implementing a Pension Tax that MPP Jeff Leal and Premier Kathleen Wynne say people need but fail...

Public elementary school teachers plan to ramp up strike action

Local MPP Jeff Leal could not been reached for comment. Mr. Hammond says the needs of elementary school students differ from those in high school.

Driver questions the Hwy. 407 partnership after he was billed for two cents

I heard MPP Jeff Leal said when someone inquired about the 407 extension, was it going to be a government owned or sold to the...

Champlain returns to the Kawarthas

Samuel de Champlain, played by Harry Heyden, reads the new Champlain book written by local authors (in back) Elwood Jones, Peter Adams and Al Brunger.

Trent University set to open School for the Study of Canada

The event will also pay tribute to student scholars and retiring professors, including professor emeritus Dr. John Milloy, a long-time professor in the Canadian Studies...

Hwy. 407 experience should have taught Liberals a lesson

Write, call or email MPP Jeff Leal, and let him know that you don't want to give up control over hydro. It should be noted...

$16 million coming Peterborough's way for flood prevention work

Kawartha Media Group - myKawartha.comKawartha Media GroupThe money was announced by Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal on Friday (July 24) as part of the Small Communities...

Millbrook jail demolished after sitting empty for years

In January, 2014, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal said the building was full of asbestos and the Province would prefer not to continue to own abandoned...

Leal excited to welcome two townships to Peterborough riding under boundary ...

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal will be disappointed to see two of the townships he's represented for years taken out of Peterborough Riding, but...

Peterborough parents raise concerns over sex ed changes with MPP Jeff Leal

Peterborough group 'Concerned Parents of Peterborough' met Friday (May 22) outside of MPP Jeff Leal's office to protest the proposed changes to Ontario's sex-ed curriculum.

Man mystified by his up-and-down Hydro One bills

While she is busy on electrical files, staff at MPP Jeff Leal's office only get Hydro One calls "once in a while," says executive assistant...

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli tours Stan Adamson Powerhouse

PETERBOROUGH — The decision to take Hydro One public shouldn't spark concern over energy rates amongst Ontarians, says Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli. The Minister addressed...

Peterborough County-City Health Unit puts plan in place to prepare for ...

During a rally held at Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal's office on Friday (March 6), union members said Peterborough's health unit is funded roughly $20 less...

Tuff Ink: Yes, patient care is the hospital's main job, but so is communicating

Readers are pushing us to get more details since it's pretty clear that the PRHC crew have said pretty much all they plan to say.

Coalition isn't done hunting for answers to 'accounting errors' at ...

MPP Leal says he's happy with the information the hospital shared at a recent press conference, which areas of the hospital's finances the $57 million...

PETERBIO | Sheila Wood

On June 12, 2014 at the Ashburnham Ale House in East City, shortly after the polls closed, it was clear the NDP provincial election candidate...

MPP Leal heading on China trade mission in April

MPP Jeff Leal, minister of rural affairs and food, will join Minister of International Trade Michael Chan on the voyage from April 15 to 25.

New pipes for Havelock, Norwood and Peterborough

The work will restore water pressure in Havelock, protect Peterborough from future floods and provide conduits for safe drinking water in Norwood, says MPP Jeff...

PETERBIO: Alan Wilson

He also ran for MPP in 2011, but lost to MPP Jeff Leal. The experience was great, he says, but he didn't like that he...

Downtown redevelopment, new hotel and resort planned to take shape over next ...

Lorne Kelsey, director of investment expansion for Peterborough Economic Development, says the new call centre is the product of a collaborative effort that involved the...

Slots provides another $815850 for Cavan Monaghan but for how much longer?

“OLG gaming sites generate substantial revenues to the benefit of their host communities and all Ontarians,” said Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough. “Locally, municipalities are...

Province tells Durham trustees to scrap pay raises

DURHAM -- Durham District School Board trustees are being asked to cancel a small cost-of-living raise that was approved earlier this fall. Education Minister Liz...

Trent University marks 50th anniversary of its opening

Others addressed the crowd earlier — Curve Lake First Nation Chief Phyllis Williams, MP Dean Del Mastro, MPP Jeff Leal, County Deputy Warden Joe Taylor...

Group claims developers have too much sway

Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin said none of the four dozen local councils he's met with so far has raised the issue of changing the...

Union defends workshop on 'white privilege'

Education Minister Liz Sandals said she had no concerns about the 'white privilege' workshop for teachers. "It's really up to ETFO to decide what seminars...

Team 55 tackles suicide under the lights and rain

Several people took part in the opening ceremonies, including Team 55 co-founder Dave Pogue, who started Team 55 after his son took his life, as...

New Peterborough councillors in for a busy start in first year

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal says he's been talking with community groups about the need for help to tackle housing issues and funding for years. "There...