If you were to mention a potential minimum wage increase today, more often than not, you would find yourself in a passionate debate about why this needs to be done or why it’s impossible. The debate has recently surfaced in...
Enter at your own risk! The motley collective is bringing a cult classic to a Peterborough stage this October for the group’s inaugural production. Amy M. Cummings and Jess Lynch are the co-directors and co-founders of motley collective. “We’re putting...
Climate Change Rally on September 22 at 11am in Millenium Park. There will be an attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of Records for most people wearing purple. We all know that the results of human-induced climate change...
Photo by Catherine Mytofir It’s been 20 years full of the finest contemporary dance and performance art from around Canada and the world for the local presentation group Public Energy. Founded in 1994 as “Peterborough New Dance,” Public Energy has been...
Although roller derby may be one of the sexiest sports around, there is more to it, such as athleticism, strength, sisterhood, and really wild after-parties. Roller derby can trace its roots to Leo Seltzer, who in 1935 arranged a roller...
When you walk by an underused and neglected park space in Peterborough, look for vegetable gardens and plants that are free to the public. Guerrilla gardening, a socio-ecological initiative to combat the neglect of unused land, is in our...
Well, summer is officially on in full swing, and tree planters like myself are usually back or on their way (unless they are picking up extra summer contracts). High school and public schools are also wrapped up, which means...
Recent events at St. Joseph’s at Fleming have caused controversy in the Peterborough community. Elder abuse caught on a hidden camera planted by a resident’s son, Camille Parent, has shed new light on the conditions some patients face. Those...
As investigation continues into a video caught on hidden camera, many questions remain unanswered regarding the abuse scandal from St. Josephs at Fleming in Peterborough, Ontario. To recap, Camille Parent became frustrated when he continually noticed injuries on his mother,...
The Peterborough Social Planning Council recently released the results of their “Local Food & What We Think About Buying Local: The Future of Food & Farming” survey. With responses from 538 people the information is a great starting tool...