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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 […]

Peterborough Pollinators: Inviting the Bees Back

{Local/Currents] As spring arrives in Peterborough, the bees emerge for another season of pollination. For some of those bees, finding food and pollinating plants may be a little easier this year, thanks to the work of the Peterborough Pollinators, a citizen-led group dedicated to making the city more pollinator-friendly. Over the last few years the […]

City Considers Reducing Community Grants Funding, Citing Low Quality of Applications

{Local/Currents] The City of Peterborough is considering withholding some of the money it budgeted to support local non-profits this year. In February, City Council gave preliminary approval to a recommendation to disburse only a portion of the money allocated for its community grants programs, which fund local non-profits and charities. While the City’s budget had […]

A “Milestone” for Buddhism in North America

{Electric City/Faiths] This May will mark the tenth anniversary of a pilgrimage made by Ven. Shengguang Shi, a Buddhist monk, from the Cham Shan Buddhist Temple in Thornhill to a site just outside of Peterborough. The 135-kilometre pilgrimage took 181 days; the monk stopped every three steps to kneel and bow, touching his forehead to […]