By Kristen Phoeniks and Natalie Guttormsson The approval process for "Phase Two" of Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project is currently under way. Phase Two runs from the Westover terminal, north of Hamilton, Ontario, to Montreal, Quebec. Part of the controversy...

The Fruit Machine

In the 1950s and 1960s, an academic named Frank Robert Wake created an invention designed to test for homosexuality, with the end goal of identifying and filtering out all gay people from the Canadian civil service and military. Wake’s...
How are you making a difference? This was one of the many topics covered during International Development Week (IDW), which ran from February 3 to 9. A national endeavour with events taking place in various provinces, International Development Week is...
This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. In the seven decades since, our society’s relationship to cultural and religious differences continues to ebb and flow with the political climate and current social discourses....
There are migrants like myself who travel with documents and reach their place of settlement via airplanes or buses and across borders where clashes with authorities are minimal or no more than one would expect. It is the kind...
The rise of the so-denominated ISIS or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is in no way a surprise. It is rooted in a history of war and despair that goes far beyond the confines of modern...
Canadians John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani, who have been imprisoned in Cairo, Egypt since their August 16 arrest, have been released. Greyson is a successful filmmaker, video artist, writer, activist, educator, and professor at York University. Loubani is an...
The buzz word for September is “Consent.” As you frequent local restaurants and bars in downtown Peterborough this fall you are likely to encounter a boldly printed coaster that tells you “Consent is Sexy” and that “No” means “No.”...
Peterborough is no stranger to the issue of homelessness. Walking downtown, it wouldn’t take long to spot a few disenfranchised souls wandering the street, sometimes offering a friendly “hello,” and a gracious “thank you,” as the change you’ve decided...
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and former CEO of the Nestle Group, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta for “contributions to water management”.A group of approximately 100 students were forcibly removed from the March 1 honorary...