PTBOCada is delighted to be executing StoosNews columns every week here, highlighting new businesses and startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Here is this week’s edition…

Congratulations to brothers Mark and Justin Million on the official opening of their new store on George Street. Called The Capital PTBO, you’ll find sports-related hats, t-shirts, hoodies, collectibles and more!

They carry the Electric City Football Club clothing line and are building a library of sports-related books along with a place to enjoy them. Open Tuesday through Sunday, stop at 370 George St. N. or online at or on Facebook and Instagram.

Wagg’s Ltd., a fifth-generation company based in Orillia, recently announced that it has acquired Grainger Uniform Rental.

Wagg’s provides mats, mops, aprons, towels, napkins, shop towels, industrial coveralls, smocks and lab coats. Purchase does not include Grainger’s dry cleaning division. For more information visit

The Levantine Grill just opened last week at 356 Charlotte St. at the corner of Park Street.

They serve a variety of Mediterranean food including sandwiches, bowls, pizza, shawarma, halal, falafel, tabbouleh, soups, salads, and catering dishes. Owners Hashem Yakan and Imad Mahfouz describe Levantine as a gathering of family, friends and guests to experience the satisfying taste of a home restaurant. Stop in at Charlotte and Park or search for the Levantine Grill on Facebook.

Compass Early Learning and Care has announced the Child Care Expansion Program for Newcomers in Central Ontario.

Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, this project hopes to address systemic barriers by licensing 30 new family child care providers across Central Ontario.

It brings together multiple local agencies, municipal governments, the New Canadian Center, the Nogojiwanong Friendship Center and more to facilitate entry into this career path for low-income and newcomer women entering the child care field. For more information, visit