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Roller Derby Woo

Peterborough’s Riverside Riot Squad is about 15 minutes into their most recent bout against Kingston’s Skateful Dead at the Evinrude Centre. They assemble themselves into a new formation they’ve been perfecting this season. Three skaters link arms in a circle to form a defensive barricade while a fourth sets up in front them as a […]

Will the Overdose Prevention Site Planned for Peterborough Still Open?

Plans to open a temporary overdose prevention site in Peterborough appear to be on hold while local social service agencies wait to learn how the new provincial government will respond to the opioid crisis. PARN, the local agency leading Peterborough’s harm reduction efforts, announced in March that, with the support of Peterborough Public Health and […]

TRACKS Youth Program Explores the Harmonies of Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science

A summer camp and youth mentorship program based out of Trent University is encouraging youth to engage with Indigenous knowledge and modern science holistically rather than separately. The initiative is called TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) and the team behind it is preparing for another season of camp sessions and workshops, which will […]

Should Peterborough Reinstate its Environmental Advisory Committee?

One idea put forward at Electric City’s first All Citizens Meeting in May was that Peterborough should establish an advisory committee made up of local citizens to help shape the city’s environmental policy, and to guide City staff and Council on how to manage Peterborough’s green spaces and natural heritage sites. Peterborough used to have […]

Putting Relationships at the Centre of our Local Food System

For almost ten years, By the Bushel has been connecting people in Peterborough to the food produced by local farmers. At that same time, they’ve been cultivating relationships between people who eat food and people who grow it, something that executive director Paula Anderson says is one of the keys to a healthy local food […]

Inside the Plan to Reduce Youth Homelessness in Peterborough

As Peterborough’s emergency shelters continue to respond to the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, a preventative strategy to reduce youth homelessness is being developed by A Way Home Peterborough (AWHP). The group’s goal is to reduce youth homelessness in Peterborough by 25% by 2021, and they’ve mapped out a wide-ranging plan to achieve it. Maddie […]

Endeavour Centre Offering New ‘Construction Skills for Women’ Workshop

As a founding director of the Endeavour Centre, a local sustainable building school, Jen Feigin has spent almost a decade teaching the skills of ecologically friendly construction to students in Peterborough. In addition, Feigin has worked to make the construction trades more accessible and supportive for women. She regularly leads two-day carpentry workshops for women, […]

Touching the Past Through Music

About 700 years ago, nuns at a monastery in northern Spain had a book of music copied out by hand, probably so they could use it in their worship services. It was preserved in the convent for hundreds of years, largely unknown, before it was discovered again by researchers in the early 20th century. The […]