PETERBOROUGH –Community Futures Peterborough and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Moorhouse as its interim Executive Director. Moorhouse has valuable knowledge and understanding of Community Futures Peterborough garnered through her roles both in the private sector and as a Board member.
“We are confident Gail is the best person to lead the organization through this transition and maintain stability for our clients during this time,” says Board Chair Peter Gaffney. “In addition to her successful career, her service on the Board provides her with the skills, knowledge and experience to oversee the organization during this transitory period.”
Moorhouse also has more than 20 years’ experience in various sales, management, training and marketing roles. She currently runs her own business in Ennismore and has previously held positions with Microsoft, HP and Catalyst Finance.
Moorhouse is replacing Jeff Day who announced his resignation in December. She has resigned from her position from the Board during this interim appointment.
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2017
A message from Board Chair Peter Gaffney
Community Futures Peterborough Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Executive Director Jeff Day at its board meeting this morning.
“Jeff has made great contributions to the organization during his time with us, notably in increasing the awareness of Community Futures Peterborough especially in the county and surrounding areas,” said Chair Peter Gaffney. “We wish Jeff the best of luck in the future.”
“It has been a pleasure to help to grow Peterborough’s entrepreneurs and business community,” said Day. “I have no doubt the board and the organization will continue these successes in the future.”
Day will remain as Executive Director until January 12, 2018 at which time an interim Executive Director will be announced. Recruitment for the new Executive Director will begin in January.
For more information contact Board Chair Peter Gaffney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compass Early Learning Centre Expanded
Published in the Peterborough This Week – January 28, 2016
More smiling faces, laughing and learning — as well as more jobs — are some of the benefits the community will reap after a Peterborough-based child care business received an $85,000 non-repayable contribution from Community Futures.
Tonya Kraan, general manager of Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation, says the Eastern Ontario Development Program, is intended to help catapult businesses to the next level.
It’s an investment into the future, Ms Kraan says, one that will not only help the grant recipients but also the community at large.
“We have the flexibility to approve projects that are going to be the best for the community,” she says. “It’s really about what is best for Peterborough.”
To view the full story, visit: http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6253218-peterborough-child-care-company-awarded-85-000-for-job-creation-project/
Entrepreneur Adam Noble held an open house to unveil Noble Purification’s new bio filtration facility.
The Peterborough CFDC was there along with dozens of others to celebrate their successes. Noble Purification received an Eastern Ontario Development Program $100,000 non-repayable grant to help offset the cost of purchasing some of the equipment.
For the full story, visit: http://www.chextv.com/2015/09/01/new-environmental-technology-grown-hernoble-purifications-inc-holds-open-house/
There is a 180-year-old wooden barn on Roger Harley’s farm. But no animals live inside it.
“The only thing we use it for is storage and a kind of collecting yard,” he says. “Our animals live outside, 365 days a year, the way nature intended. They all have shelter outside.”
Harley’s 400-hectare farm, two hours northeast of Toronto near Peterborough, provides a viable alternative to industrial farms — financially and practically. He figures he makes as much per acre as an industrial farmer. But for animals, it provides something the industrial model does not: a good life.
His pigs don’t spend their lives in small, solitary steel cages. They live in families, on acre-large (0.4-hectare) lots, where they can root and wallow in the mud, and raise their young.
“That’s the sound of a contented pig,” says Harley, listening to a sow grunting and chasing after her piglets.
“They don’t have sweat glands, so when they get hot they dig a hole and wallow. Imagine how frustrating it is if all you want to do all day is wallow, and you are stuck on a concrete floor.”
While most industrial farmers pick breeds for weight gain, Harley searched for hardiness. He raises 130 Belted Galloway cattle, 700 Tamworth pigs and 850 Wiltshire Horned sheep, which all can withstand the cold.
He does no mutilations, besides boar castrations performed with anesthetic, and no artificial insemination. His animals make babies the old-fashioned way.
“We don’t put the animals on antibiotics unless they need treatment, but we haven’t needed that for about two years,” says Harley, 56. “We find because they are stress-free, they don’t get sick.”
To view the full story about Harley Farms in the Toronto Star, visit: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/08/01/sonia-faruqis-journey-from-wall-street-to-hay-street.html
The great Canadian butter tart debate doesn’t usually extend beyond the merits of plain versus raisin versus nuts.
Barb Rowlandson, the staunchest of butter tart aficionados, decided to throw the word “freestyle” at bakers in this year’s Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest.
Professional bakers obliged with the likes of pumpkin, maple cheddar bacon, French truffle, eggnog, Nutella raspberry, cheesecake salted caramel, and peanut butter and jam.
Diane Rogers from Doo Doo’s bakery in Bailieboro won in 2014 and again in 2015, this time for her Pumpkin Tarts.
For the full story in the Toronto Star, visit: http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2015/06/25/ontarios-best-butter-tart-bakers-gather-in-midland-for-a-contest-and-festival.html
How North America’s largest cricket farm grows its edible insects
Next Millennium Farms is rapidly growing its operations to scale up cricket farming to industrial size.
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Sciens Industries has been named a new supplier for the Boeing 777 through supply of high-precision machined components with deliveries to begin December, 2015. This multi-year contract is set to support production of the Boeing 777 landing gear.
Based in Peterborough, Ontario, Sciens Industries has experienced tremendous year after year growth. As a member of Peterborough’s burgeoning advanced manufacturing industry, Sciens has been positioning itself to take advantage of the Canadian/US dollar disparity by pursuing export into the US market. With the awarding of the contract, Sciens has vaulted forward as a production level manufacturer within the global aerospace industry.
Gerry Vandersanden, President of Sciens Industries, said, “It’s not about being the biggest, it’s about being the best. We have embraced our quality assurance programs to really ensure they are considered in every decision we make. This is what has allowed us to consistently put forth the best quality components possible and our growth is a byproduct of this commitment.”
Sciens Industries Inc. specializes in the manufacture of intricate and exacting build-to-print CNC machined parts and components for the Aerospace, Security & Defence, Oil & Gas, and Nuclear Energy industries. The privately held company was founded in 1997 in Peterborough, Ontario.
– See more at: http://www.metalworkingcanada.com/aerospace/sciens-lands-boeing-contract#sthash.uBvdyPH2.dpuf
An international design competition has been launched for a new £12.5 million Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough
The project will create a new 7,150m² home for the prestigious not-for-profit museum next to the Canadian city’s historic lift lock.
Founded in 1957, the Canadian Canoe Museum currently hosts around 100 canoes and kayaks inside a 1980s building and former warehouses in an industrial district nearby.
The new museum will replace an existing 1980s visitor centre on a 7,500m² site next to the landmark hydraulic boat lift on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The facility – expected to receive around 60,000 visitors in its first year – will include permanent galleries, an outdoor terrace, a conference venue, restaurant, bar, café and artisan workshops.
To read the full article in Architects’ Journal, visit: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/canadian-canoe-museum-design-contest-launched/8679654.article
Second generation Canadian homeschoolers with a passion for math, Alesia and Matthew Blackwood have been working hard to create an effective and easy-to-use math program for older students.
Now available for grades 7 and 8 with more levels currently in the works, Unlock Math first focuses on Pre-Algebra as a base for future lessons. Completely presented online using videos and interactive practice activities, the daily lessons are easy to follow and complete. The FAQs sections says that an average lesson takes about 30 minutes to finish.
Alesia is a certified math teacher whose love of math shines through in her videos as she teaches in a way that is fun, bubbly, and clear for students. Each lesson begins with a warm-up exercise to get minds focused on math, an instructional video, practice activities and review questions from past lessons, a challenging bonus question, and printable reference materials. Visit their demo lesson available on the website to see how the layout works.
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