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Phantasm: Weekend of Adventure

Imagine you are in a room that is 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. Across the room from you is a strong-looking man, holding a freshly baked pie. You are hungry. What do you want to do? You might respond, “I’ll talk to him, convince him to give me a piece of that sweet […]

Destination Canada

{Pop/Rant] Canada is paradise. A pine-filled terra firma of love and compassion, where we cheerfully trade in the bombast of the rockets’ red glare for our glorious and free home and native land. In these uncertain times, don’t you want to live in a country where everyone knows your name? Where your biggest concerns are […]

5 Ways to Feel Sexually Empowered

[Sex & Women’s/Health} To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, I invite you to grab hold of your sexuality (if it suits you to do so). For most, our sexuality is a critical and innate component of our whole selves. We all feel empowered in different ways and by different things, but here are […]

Review: And Then She Ate Me

{Theat/re] The houses that line Aberdeen Avenue are small, pretty in an unassuming and sleepy kind of way, and old—mostly dating back to the boom years following the Second World War. They’re far from Peterborough’s oldest houses, but they are old when compared to the people who now occupy them. The houses were there long […]

What’s On in the Arts: March 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in March 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre // Film // Orchestra and Choir // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art Ex Libris // Ongoing to March 11 // Artspace // […]

Peterborough’s Faith Groups Gain Strength by Collaborating

[Electric City/Faiths} This article, the first in a semi-regular series on religion in Peterborough, was planned before six people were killed praying at a mosque in Quebec City, and that event has left me feeling a responsibility I didn’t expect, though I should have. What we say about religion has consequences. But the shooting and […]

Gender and Health Care: Fair Treatment

[Sex & Women’s/Health} In the final hours of 2016, notorious US district judge Reed O’Connor ruled in favour of a physician’s right to refuse treatment to transgender patients and women who have had abortions on the grounds of religious freedom, thereby slamming the door shut on a year so full of backward steps. It seemed […]