Mitchell is 11 years old and raised a total of $80 for the KTTC to help save the turtles! He is very interested in turtles and continues to research them in his spare time in order to become a volunteer at the new KTTC educational centre in Keene Ontario with his Mom.
June has arrived! All across Ontario, things started moving weeks ahead of schedule. Birds started migrating into and through the province a full three weeks early, plants bloomed early, and the water quickly warmed up. Turtle sightings have been reported since mid-March, from the moment things began warming up. Turtles across the province [...]
Your support is needed! The Turtle Trauma Centre, located in Peterborough, is under financial strain due to increased cost and lack of funding. This is an essential service! Seven out of eight turtle species in Ontario are now at risk of becoming extinct. The Pet Supply Warehouse is hosting the second annual BBQ and information day on June [...]
Since many of the turtles presented to KTTC are females that are looking for nesting sites, our 'headstarting' program came about as a natural extension of the hospital. Eggs are collected, incubated, and hatched at the centre, and we anticipate that the number will increase this year from the 1000 that we incubated last year. For the [...]
Last year was a record year for admissions at KTTC. We anticipate that admissions will continue to increase due to increasing awareness of our presence throughout Ontario. In order to keep up, and to ensure turtles receive timely care, we are increasing our partnerships with other facilities. We have provided Turtle Trauma Workshops and now have a network [...]
Dean Middleton is a veterinarian and epidemiologist who works at Public Health Ontario. He has an interest in preserving the natural environment as well as the flora and fauna that live there. Of course, this includes turtles. As a member of the board, Dean assists with managing the data pertaining to turtles and grant writing.
Richard is a Full Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at Trent University in Peterborough, ON. Richard has been a member of numerous charitable organizations since he and his family moved to the area in 1991 including serving on the Board of Directors for Five Counties Children’s Centre and was a founding [...]
Snapping Turtle on a Road Shoulder (photo: Christine Jennings) Ontario has eight native turtle species, seven of which have been listed by both the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and by the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO) as species at risk. Turtles [...]
Following a presentation from the KTTC, a grade 4 class at Dr. G.J. MacGillivray Public School in Courtice has started their very own turtle club! We look forward to hearing more about the club and what kind of projects these students will be working on.
KTTC would like to give a round of applause to three generous donors. Marc Oullette, of Little RES-Q , donated some lights, fliters, and other equipment to the hospital. Pierre La Chapelle revamped an anesthetic machine for us at no charge. And students of the Environment Club at Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute raised enough money [...]
Put together a team, collect pledges from friends, family, and co-workers, and challenge “The Stinkpots” (the KTTC's first team - more to come!). Bowling and shoe rental is free, but each participant must raise a minimum of $50. The event is being organized by Morello’s Independent Grocers, all proceeds benefit KTTC. For more details, sign-up [...]
Patricia A. Koval is a partner of Torys LLP, a Canadian business law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. She practices in M&A, corporate finance and governance. She is Co-Chair of Torys’ India Group and of Torys’ Climate Change and Emissions Trading Practice Group. She is also a member of the Environmental Finance Advisory Committee and [...]