Virtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Trent student, Simal Iftikhar helped host a “Virtual Sleep Out” in collaboration with Peterborough Cares umbrella network in effort to raise money for youth and families experiencing homelessness. On March 26, several participants slept outside in their backyards or garages and were successful in raising $5000 for the YES Shelter for Youth and Families. The event was live streamed, during the event’s livestream, Iftikhar and her friend Jocelyn Enright were joined by Brooke Erickson, the Community Engagement Manager at Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) Shelter.
Enriched Secrecy: BWXT’s Radioactive Plans
Zach Ruiter provides an update on the legal dispute over the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's recent decision to renew BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada's licence for their site on Monaghan Road, allowing them to pellet uranium across from Price of Wales Elementary School. A local grassroots organization called Citizens Against Radioactive Neighbourhoods (CARN) is working with lawyers from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) to put forward a legal challenge against the licence renewal.
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Black History Month Blowout Goes OnlineBlack History Month Blowout Goes Online
Black History Month Blowout Goes Online
Irene Suvillaga highlights Black History Blowout’s success in transforming Zoom events now and for all by providing an “exquisite banquet of cultural pride and unapologetic innate talent” through a series of Black and Indigenous performances by both domestic and international artists. The event also announced the new recipient for the second annual Charlie Earle’s Micro Grant for Black Women and Non-binary artists.
Transit TownTransit Town
Transit Town
Radiyah Kareem details the changes that have been made in the past year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of Peterborough. She investigates how the changes affect various groups in the community; those who rely on transit for access work and necessities including Peterborough locals, students who live downtown and on campus.
Racist Landlords Pose Challenges for International StudentsRacist Landlords Pose Challenges for International Students
Racist Landlords Pose Challenges for International Students
Irene Suvillaga displays the harrowing reality that racialized international students face in finding housing in Peterborough.
Kawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada DevelopmentKawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada Development
Kawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada Development
Irene Suvillaga follows the Kawartha Nishnawbe barricade of a dam reconstruction project by Parks Canada on January 13, 2021. The project has been deemed illegal, moving forwards without consultation to the Nishnawbe Community prior to the construction process and has resulted in the erection of barricades that block the entry to the construction site. This article follows both the Nishnawbe and Parks Canada , featuring statements by David Britton, Director of the Ontario Waterways; Christopher Reid, appointed lawyer for Kawartha Nishnawbe; and Nodin Webb leader and spokesperson of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Community.
The Showstopper: How COVID-19 has Affected Local Performing Arts Organizations The Showstopper: How COVID-19 has Affected Local Performing Arts Organizations
The Showstopper: How COVID-19 has Affected Local Performing Arts Organizations
One of the first to close, and presumably one of the last to reopen due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s arts and culture scene has remained out of the spotlight for almost a year. In this article, Elizabeth Mitton goes behind the scenes of the Peterborough Arts Recovery Alliance, an ad-hoc group which represents 13 local performing arts organizations, to discuss the impacts the pandemic has had on the arts, and how they’re aiming to come back even stronger.
Gearing Up for the 2021 RPM ChallengeGearing Up for the 2021 RPM Challenge
Gearing Up for the 2021 RPM Challenge
Spencer Wells highlights the upcoming Record Production Month Challenge - an internationally-recognized event that promotes anyone and everyone to produce music for the entire month of February. He is also working with Trent Radio to produce a series of shows that covers his progress in the challenge, as well as offering tips and advice on how to get started with the production process. Features an interview with Peterborough artist Victoria Stoddart.
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