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'Kawartha Downs has a lot of potential' new general manager says

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, as minister of agriculture and rural affairs, has played a key role in keeping the track operating. He facilitated talks between...

Leal to answer questions in Buckhorn

The Buckhorn Area Ratepayers Association in partnership with the Buckhorn District Tourist Association will be hosting a meeting with the minister of agriculture and rural...

Residential schools in focus at panel discussion

John Milloy was the last speaker on the panel. He's an author and professor emeritus at Trent. Though residential schools are no longer running, they're...

Trent University hosting panel discussion, screening of Gord Downie's Secret Path film on Oct. 23 at Wenjack Theatre ...

Doors open at 7 p.m. and then there will be a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. featuring Shirley Ida Williams, an elder, residential school survivor...

Leal nixes plans to strip veggie farmer negotiating powers with processing industry

The association that represents vegetable farmers in contract negotiations with processors is breathing a sigh of relief after Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and...

Keith Knott celebrated after retirement from Curve Lake First Nation band council

Speakers included Curve Lake First Nation Chief Phyllis Williams, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, Selwyn Township Mayor Mary Smith,...

PRHC underfunded by $27M annually: council study

Meanwhile, the population is growing in Peterborough and people are getting older. "The demand has increased, but the capacity has fallen," Hurley said. "Peterborough is...

Chicken farmers give food share big boost

Klompmaker thinks it's a good way to run the program. "It was very important to me that we can give back to our local community,"...

Transition Town backs call for PDI sale referendum | Peterborough ...

Residents Tracy Vyfschaft and Doug Mason drop leaflets off at homes on George St. during the Keep Hydro Public Coaltion campaign that held their first...

Province promises $1050000 in annual operating funding for planned new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre on ...

... morning by Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, on behalf of health minister Erik Hoskins, in the parking lot...

Ontario Chamber of Commerce urges faster internet service for all parts of Ontario

Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal couldn't be reached for comment Thursday night. Sandra Dueck, a policy analyst for the...

Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association marks a sweet milestone

Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministera and Peterborough MP Jeff Leal, left, plants a sugar maple tree with Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association president Terry...

Province to fund new municipal infrastructure projects

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs was joined by Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, at the county's Douro Depot public works yard...

Leal hosts Rural Ontario Summit in Stratford

Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal hosted a second annual Rural Ontario Summit in Stratford this week and he says...

$15M for school renovations

MPP Jeff Leal announces a $15 million investment to both the Kawartha Pine Ridge District and Catholic school boards on Thursday June 30, 2016 on...

Parents keep up the fight against new sex ed curriculum

Laura Van Bakel, centre left, Concerned Parents of Peterborough director, and Paula Compeau are joined by protestors in a rally outside MPP Jeff Leal's Constituency...

Newest stretch of Highway 407 opens

County Warden J. Murray Jones, MPP Jeff Leal and Mayor Daryl Bennett take part in the official opening of the new Highway 407 Phase 1...

Young farmers needed: Leal

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal had invited about 25 people - young farmers, rural youth, local politicians and businesspeople - to a round-table discussion at City...

Green benchmark in home building celebrated

MPP Jeff Leal, left, Mayor Daryl Bennett, Gord Mason of Mason Homes and Mike Holmes tour one of Mason Homes' new houses at Parklands Model...

New skate park gets rolling in Lakefield

KENNEDY GORDON/ExaminerSelwyn Township councillors Donna Ballantyne (left), Sherry Senis and Anita Locke join Peter Mitchell from MP Maryam Monsef's office, Selwyn Mayor Mary Smith, MPP...

Tragically expensive tickets

“The government does not set ticket prices for the public and for concerts, that's determined by the market as most would agree, what people will...

Welland getting new General Electric gas engine plant instead of Peterborough

Yet Kelsey, Mayor Daryl Bennett and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal all tried to make it clear they wanted...

Brownsea Base turns 50: Scouts program celebrates half a century teaching kids about canoes, kayaks and sailboats

Several dignitaries from the city also attended including Mayor Daryl Bennett and MPP Jeff Leal who made a few remarks at the opening ceremony. Scouting...

Kawartha Downs opens as questions linger about its future

Currently the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation (OLG) pays $4-million annually in rent to house its slots facility at Kawartha Downs, said Leal. Great Canadian Gaming...

Natural gas heating won't be banned: Leal

The Ontario government's new climate change plan won't ban the use of natural gas to heat buildings, says Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal. Although The Globe...

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board trustee Gordon Gilchrist censured for remarks about First Nations drum ...

The Peterborough Race Relations Committee demanded his resignation. Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal called the letter "reprehensible." "But these are not racist remarks," Gilchrist says during...

Police board in disarray: Naqvi

Yasir Naqvi is the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. He wrote a letter to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) in March, asking...

Kawartha high school tennis champions crowned

Holy Cross Hurricanes' Beau Harper returns a serve during the Kawartha North-Central high school tennis championship on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Bonnerworth Park tennis...

Agriculture Heritage Building project receives Ontario Trillium Foundation grant and could be ready by end of next ...

MPP Jeff Leal arrives at Lang Pioneer Village to announce a $150,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant towards the construction of the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage...

Peterborough medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra leads call urging Ontario government to tackle bootleg ...

A letter written by Peterborough's medical officer of health - and signed by 200 doctors and public health officials - is calling on the province...

Ontario's soil map getting first update in 40 years

In celebrating Earth Day, MPP Jeff Leal addresses reporters during a press conference with an announcement of $5.1 million through Growing Forward 2 updating soil...

Activists press Leal for $15 minimum wage

About 40 protestors attend the Fight For $15 and Fairness day of action voicing their concerns for $15 minimum wage, decent hours, paid sick days,...

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board issues layoff noticess for 109 public high school teachers in Peterborough ...

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal said that if he gets this letter, he'll deliver it to Education Minister Liz Sandals. He didn't weigh in on Kelly's...

Provincial funding for Bears Creek flood reduction project in Peterborough and removal of bridge in Havelock-Belmont ...

God comes in the way of Jeff Leal and a chequebook.” Meanwhile, city staff and council have known since February that a $2-million grant was...

Province, township spending to fix up Havelock highway

MPP Jeff Leal looks on as Havelock-Belmont-Methuen mayor Ron Gerow discusses the provincial funding for improving 1.9 kilometres of Ottawa Street in Havelock, at 1...

Monsef mum after federal Liberals deliver budget with $29.4B deficit

Yet Peterborough Liberal MPP Jeff Leal, the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, said the federal government is going in the right direction, particularly...

Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi orders Ontario Civilian Police Commission ...

Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi has ordered an Ontario Civilian Police Commission investigation into the conduct of the Peterborough Police Services Board...

Faiths join together for event

Local dignitaries also spoke, including Mayor Daryl Bennett and MPP Jeff Leal. Marisa Kaczmarczyk read a letter on behalf of MP Maryam Monsef, who was...

Open house Saturday at former St. Joseph's Hospital after TVM completes conversion to apartments

Mayor Daryl Bennett (left) and TVM president Amit Sofer share a laugh as MPP Jeff Leal (right) cuts off a souvenir slice of the ribbon...

Leal praises plan to extend GO train to Bowmanville

Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal identified health care, agriculture and the extension of GO Transit rail service into Bowmanville...

Kawartha Country Wines celebrates expansion of wine and cider sales in Ontario grocery stores

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, gets acquainted with Ron Barr, left, and Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards before talking about changes...

Four levels of government combine their economic development efforts at Greater Peterborough Chamber of ...

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef addresses the audience during the inaugural Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Power Hour with Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, MPP Jeff Leal, Peterborough...

Leal celebrates 30 years in politics

MPP Jeff Leal shares a laugh with former city councillors Paul Wilson, from left, Jack Doris and Roy Wood during a special event honouring Jeff...

Bennett expresses support for Energy East pipeline to Trudeau

Brad Duguid, provincial minister of economic development, employment and infrastructure, middle, tours Peterborough's GE plant with executive vice-president and president Alex Pourbaix of Development TransCanada...

407 extension to Highway 35/115 now in second phase of construction: Leal

Peterborough MPP and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal addresses Rotarians during the Rotary Club of Peterborough's weekly meeting at the Holiday Inn...

Heritage designation up for final approval for 19th century house at 252 Parkhill Rd. W.

In other business Monday, council will hear a presentation from Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal on behalf of the provincial government and be part of the...

Province doing little to stop sex slavery: Scott

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal briefly attended the meeting on Tuesday. He said the government cares a lot about this issue and is listening. These committee...

PRHC parking rates to stay the same

But Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal said he first heard concerns about hospital parking from a group of local retirees, more than two years ago. Leal...

Parents plan larger sex-ed protest Friday outside Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal's ...

Members of the Concerned Parents of Peterborough group staged a protest Friday afternoon outside Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal's...

Mosque gives its donations to women, families in need

MPP Jeff Leal said that when he heard about the “horrific” arson, he couldn't believe such a thing could happen in the city. “It's not...