Meet the Queens Carving Out Queer Space in Peterborough
In this Pride feature, Nick Taylor interviews three of Peterborough's most beloved drag queens: Betty Baker, Just Janis, and Sahira Q. We take you to the front row of one of their shows, discuss what it means to be part of a drag family, and ask what it's like to be a drag queen in Peterborough.
Recap: End-times environmental debate
As the election inches ever-nearer, residents of the Peterborough-Kawartha riding are increasingly bombarded with debates, canvases, political ads on the interweb, radio and TV. Read on for coverage of last week’s all candidates environmental debate.
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DisOrientation Week 2021DisOrientation Week 2021
DisOrientation Week 2021
OPIRG Peterborough's Special Events Coordinator, Simone Zhu outlines their annual DisOrientation Week! Learn more about the exciting roster of events they have planned for Trent, Nogo, + beyond!
Member of Trent Board of Governors Charged with Impaired DrivingMember of Trent Board of Governors Charged with Impaired Driving
Member of Trent Board of Governors Charged with Impaired Driving
In this article, Nick Taylor details how a member of Trent's Board of Governors, John Desbiens, was charged with impaired driving in early 2021 and swiftly resigned from Trent's BoG, and several other local institutions and not-for-profits.
Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival Premiers Covid-StyleNogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival Premiers Covid-Style
Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival Premiers Covid-Style
The world’s first Indigenous fringe festival is happening right here in Nogojiwanong this week. Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival (NIFF) will host a week-long lineup of performances from a variety of Indigenous artists from June 23 to 27. Performances will be accessible by vehicle on Trent's Symons Campus.
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2
In this follow-up, Elizabeth Mitton dives deeper into the changes that resulted from the findings of Robyn Doolittle’s 2017 “Unfounded” investigation for about how Canadian Police services handle sexual assault investigations. Specifically, Elizabeth details the local effects: the changes made in the Peterborough Police Services policy around sexual assault investigations. This piece outlines these changes in great detail.
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1
In this article, Elizabeth Mitton dives into Robyn Doolittle’s groundbreaking 2017 Globe and Mail article, “Unfounded” and the impact it had in police precincts across Canada. At the time, Peterborough stood out in this investigation with rates of sexual assault allegations classified as ‘unfounded’ exceeding both the provincial and national rates. Mitton examines the realities behind these numbers and the commitments made by the Peterborough Police Service in response to this investigation..
Virtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing HomelessnessVirtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
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.
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