In one of Peterborough’s biggest news stories of 2011, more than 200 people attended a city budget meeting last January to oppose a proposed cut to transit funding which would have resulted in service reductions. Public pressure won out...
On snowy mornings, Peterborough Lakefield Police officer Steve Cox says you can see footprints trailing beside parked cars for blocks at a time. People walk up and down streets and laneways looking for unlocked car doors, he says. It...
Statistics Canada released a new study last Thursday that found that 93 per cent of people surveyed in 2009 said they were satisfied with their personal safety from crime. According to Statscan, that’s about the same proportion of people...
In 2010, Peterborough had the lowest average hourly wage among 34 major centres in Canada. In a study released last month by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Peterborough workers made $17.78 an hour on average last year....
“We live in exciting times and we need to seize the moment.” - Brigette Depape On June 3 of this year, parliamentary page Brigitte DePape stood up on the senate floor in the middle of the speech from the throne...
Co-written with Karolyn Givogue. On November 28, 1998, Rita Hester, an out transgender African-American woman, was found dead in her apartment, having sustained multiple stab wounds. Her life and death inspired the first Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil in San...
Along with a declining birth rate, critics say an out-of-date funding model is closing the doors at hundreds of schools across Ontario, like PCVS. When the Ontario advocacy group People for Education (P4E) last gathered data in 2009, 172 publicly-funded...
Buoyed by federal cash, two pilot projects are under way in Peterborough to promote active and efficient transportation—walking, cycling and riding transit—as alternatives to pollution-causing  automobile use. The federal government’s EcoMOBILITY program has granted the City of Peterborough Transportation Department...