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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 […]

Melissa Payne: Finding Light Through the Darkness

First things first: Melissa Payne is a dynamite performer. The petite blonde musician with a wide smile is a firecracker on stage, climbing on her bandmates’ instruments for an acrobatic fiddle solo or bouncing around the stage with a guitar around her neck. Audiences have been falling in love with her since a young age, […]

What Creates Quality of Life?

All throughout August, something unique will be happening at Evans Contemporary. The local art gallery normally closes its doors for the month, but instead, owner Paolo Fortin is giving the keys over to Karol Orzechowski, a.k.a. local doom rapper Garbageface, for a festival titled Quality of Life. “What I wanted to do,” says Karol, “was […]

Paul Bennett 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 […]