We Congratulate the New WBN President

Cottage Country Connection congratulates our accountant and regular contributor, Chartered Professional Accountant, Gwyneth James, on becoming President of The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN).  Gwyneth James is a partner at Cody and James CGAs Professional Corporation.  Gwyneth is also involved in other community organizations,  including the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation and Peterborough Theatre



Auto Accident Benefits Changes Coming Again

Since 1990 auto insurance personal injury claims have been governed in Ontario by a no-fault system.  By that it is meant that most compensation for injury in accidents comes from benefits paid under a government regulated standard Ontario auto policy.  Before then, there were limited benefits available for medical expenses and loss of income from



Always Remember Those Who Serve

“In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents” the waitress replied. The little boy pulled


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Turnkey Kitchen RENOVATIONS

We use this term in our advertising to convey the message that we do it all but what does it really mean? I looked turnkey up on Wikipedia and they describe it as “Ready for immediate use”. This makes sense to me, but for many people, I am not sure they understand how important this

Connection Kids


KIDS!! Halloween Contest!

KIDS!!  Halloween Contest! Send us a picture of you in your costume for a chance to win a great prize! Winners will be printed in the next Issue on October 15th. Deadline for photos is October 5th! Send pictures to

Pets & Vets


Be Careful What You Feed Your Pet

Summer is finally in full swing and with it barbecue season is at its height. Spinnaker our King Charles spaniel likes his burger anyway he can get it and Chili Pepper our mixed terrier is partial to hotdogs.  Chili is a superb food thief whether it requires scaling the dining room table or the self-service


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4th Annual Kms for Care Event was a Tremendous Success!

Thank you to our 600 participants, as well as our sponsors and supporters for helping raise over $48,000 to support the work of Community Care in the City and County of Peterborough. We also recognize and thank the 120 volunteers who made this event possible. As a non-profit charitable organization, Community Care Peterborough relies on



Blue Canoe Program makes a Splash this Summer

Blue Canoe representatives Erinn Lawrie and Colin Carter paddled their way across seven lakes this summer, speaking with shoreline property owners about protecting water quality and ecological health. They reached more than 1,025 people, going from dock to dock and door to door, and sharing information at various events and meetings. The Blue Canoe Program



THOSE WERE THE DAYS “World War One Discoveries”

We are living in an historic era of remembrance, World War I began on August 5th one hundred years ago and we witnessed the onset of WW II September 1st seventy-five years ago.   In the “Great War” inexperienced military strategists believed massive attacks against dug in defenders was the best offense, of course that

Real Estate


Insurance Tips for Homebuyers

Summer to-do lists are often filled with road trips, swimming pools, vacation adventures and taking in the great outdoors. However, for many Canadians, the warm-weather season means even bigger plans – such as buying a new home.   Purchasing a new property, especially for the first time, presents many questions. After separating the must-haves from