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Transmissions: April 2017

[Transmis/sions} A Library of the Future? Last May, the downtown branch of the Public Library—by some estimates the city’s most-used public institution—decamped, along with its entire collection, to Peterborough Square, where library staff have continued to provide an essential service in the offices of a former call centre. They plan to stay until September. And […]

Letters: April 2017

The End of Strategic Voting? Re: “Time to Get Woke to the Threat of Slick Rich Guys” For those of us pitiful wretches who are hopelessly addicted to making outrageous political predictions for which we can offer no rational justification, David Tough’s commentary on Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and the duplicity of the Liberal’s […]

News in Crisis

The news media is in crisis; we all know this. The past year has seen the closure of historic daily newspapers, unprecedented profit losses, newsroom consolidations, and journalist layoffs at major Canadian media organizations like Torstar (owners of Peterborough This Week) and Postmedia (owners of the Peterborough Examiner); the rise of ‘fake news,’ first as […]

Job Posting: Advertising Sales

Electric City Magazine is hiring! We are looking for someone dynamic, motivated, and generally awesome to be our new advertising salesperson. This person will be the public face of Electric City Magazine for current and future advertisers, and will play an essential role in growing the magazine.   Responsibilities Meet with local businesses and organizations […]

Letters: February 2017

Why homelessness exists Re: “Why Does Homelessness Exist?” Upon reading C.J. Smale’s article “Why Does Homelessness Exist?” I was surprised by the absence of a discussion of capitalism, the economic context in which homelessness exists in Peterborough and beyond. After all, it is capitalism that allows for—and encourages—homelessness to exist alongside an abundance of resources: […]

It Takes an Electric City

Welcome to volume 2 of Electric City Magazine! It’s hard to believe, but Electric City Magazine launched one year ago this month. Over the past year, we’ve used these editorial pages to speak as openly as possible about the thinking behind what we do, and the process of making it happen. So, as we hit […]

Letters: January 2017

The Lonely Parade Re: “Album Review: The Lonely Parade – No Shade” David Tough’s review on Lonely Parade’s newest album hardly discusses the genuine and artistic attributes that actually makes Lonely Parade interesting. The lyrics, music, or musicians are not discussed in a way that is interesting, thoughtful or informative. Oddly, most of the statements […]

2016 Year in Review

2016 was a complicated and at times difficult year, across the world and right here in Peterborough. It was a year of tragedies and social unrest, but also a year of great creativity and artistic achievement. Last month, we put out a call for people to tell us their suggestions about the stories, people, and […]

2016 Year in Review: Music

2016 was a complicated and at times difficult year, across the world and right here in Peterborough. It was a year of tragedies and social unrest, but also a year of great creativity and artistic achievement. Last month, we put out a call for people to tell us their suggestions about the stories, people, and […]

2016 Year in Review: Politics

2016 was a complicated and at times difficult year, across the world and right here in Peterborough. It was a year of tragedies and social unrest, but also a year of great creativity and artistic achievement. Last month, we put out a call for people to tell us their suggestions about the stories, people, and […]