Photo by Catherine Monaghan Last fall, I started the first year of my Master’s as a first-time Trent student. Although those first few weeks were hectic, I heard about the Trent-Temgami Colloquium and suspected that it was an event not...
“We offer a hand up, not a hand out.” This slogan embodies the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Founded internationally in 1976 and beginning operations in Canada in 1985, Habitat for Humanity has built over 2000 homes across the...
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...
The Peterborough NDP Executive voted last week to hold a nomination meeting in late-September or early-October of this year. The purpose of the meeting will be to determine who will represent the NDP in the next provincial election. Dave Nickle,...
The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub is an incorporated not-for-profit, member-based organization that promotes biking accessibility and education. The do-it-yourself approach to biking is promoted by those that run it, and encourages a learning environment for bike owners. Tegan Moss...