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Meet the New City Councillors: Kemi Akapo

Kemi Akapo was just elected as Peterborough’s newest City Councillor in the Town Ward, having taken the seat vacated by newly elected Mayor Diane Therrien, but the path to public service started early for her. In Grade 4, she took part in a fundraiser for a local orphanage. “I was super excited,” she says, “and […]

Meet the New City Councillors: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright may be new to Peterborough City Council, having just unseated Councillor Dave Haacke in the Northcrest Ward, but he’s been around politics for a long time. He first ran for office at the age of 20, when a simple question asked at a Winnipeg School Board meeting led to a run for school […]

A New Mayor, and (Hopefully) a New Direction for City Hall

The votes have been counted and the results are in: Peterborough has a new mayor. Town Ward Councillor Diane Therrien won in a landslide victory over incumbent Mayor Daryl Bennett, more than doubling his total, with 68.98% of the vote compared to his 31.02%. Peterborough also has three new City Councillors. In Otonabee Ward, Kim […]

Making a Commitment to People with Disabilities

“What commitment do you hold that compelled you to be here today?” This is the provocative question that’s frequently posed to attendees at the start of community conversations. It helps to jumpstart the discussion, and to centre the people who have chosen to come out. Most of the time, the answers are, unsurprisingly, as varied […]

The Theatre on King: Creating Space for Theatre

In an empty storefront on King Street, an unusual crew have assembled to assist with a large renovation. Visual artists are building risers, comedians are hanging stage lights, poets are carting around stacks of chairs. Light streams in through the big storefront windows of the former Custom Copy and bounces off its white walls, but […]

Peterborough Gaming Gets Unconventional

There is something unconventional coming to Peterborough this month. On September 8, gamers of all stripes will descend on the Evinrude Centre for UnCon: The Unconventional Convention, a full day of tabletop gaming, board gaming, card gaming, war gaming, and live-action roleplay gaming. The image of dozens of people getting together to imagine throwing fireballs […]

Brianna Salmon on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership. It is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]