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...
Late in the evening on Saturday November 14, the Peterborough Masjid Al-Salaam was set on fire. The ongoing police investigation claimed that the fire was set deliberately and the timing of the arson attempt, only a day after an...
Last week was supposed to be a watershed moment for the future of telecommunications in Canada. Currently Bell, Rogers and Telus—often referred to as the ‘Big Three’ or ‘RoBellus’—dominate the Canadian cell phone industry with a combined 94 percent market...
Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, which she shares with Kailash Satyarthi, as recognition “for their struggle against oppression of young people and children in South Asia” (the Nobel committee chairman, Thorbjoern Jagland). “This award is...
When Prime Minister Harper recently decided to emulate a period in American history, you can be certain it wasn’t one of the good ones. Throughout American history there have been important domestic ‘wars’ fought by American presidents on behalf of...
To say that I’m writing anything to do with bullying on the week we decide to publish a positivity-focused paper is strange, to say the least. There’s nothing good, or positive, or happy about bullying. Not one thing, though my...
Last December, Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced the opening of negotiations between the United States and Cuba. This is an enormous step in the reestablishment of relations between both nations since the missile crisis in the 1960’s. Cuba has...
Last Thursday, October 8, the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), the World University Services Canada (WUSC), and the Student Association for International Development (SAID) hosted a panel to discuss the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Canada’s role. The well-balanced panel...
At the 150th year anniversary of Confederation, in 2017, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will become the new Canadian Museum of History. What does this change imply and why is Harper’s government undertaking it? The iconic Canadian Museum of...
As Canadians, many of us pride ourselves on being “better than the Americans.” It’s an ongoing tug-of-war on who has better leadership – us; who has better people – us; who’s better at hockey – debatable, but us; and...