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Toward a New Way of Covering Elections

Watching the coverage of the Ontario election has been a bit depressing. It’s not just the content of the news—all the sniping and ugly back-and-forths and bizarre drama of party politics—but it’s the coverage itself. Let me ask you: why is so much of the coverage centred around sniping, ugly back-and-forths, and bizarre drama of […]

Welcome to Local Election Season

When we meet with new writers who are interested in writing about some social or political issue in town, we frequently have the same question: “Ok, but what are we going to do about it?” Electric City Magazine has frequently become a paper of dissent in town, naysaying local government decisions and bemoaning everything that’s […]

A Less-Than-Modest Proposal

It was almost three years ago that the Peterborough Dialogues was begun by inviting people into the quest: what if we created a local living oasis in a global storm of shifting sands? Our pathway was to ignite our deepest gifts and possibilities as whole people, as enabled and ennobled citizens. Kinda lofty and somewhat […]

Letters: May 2018

Another Perspective Re: “Point/Counterpoint: Basic Income” Thank you for opening up a proper debate on Basic Income. As much discussion of BI tends to alternate between uncritical enthusiasm for it or outright opposition on account of it being a social program, it is refreshing to read a critical yet sympathetic debate. Both Elisha and David […]

Letters: March 2018

Deep Gratitude Re: “On Reconciliation” [letter edited for space] Deep thanks for your many great articles. Education and sharing information to inspire new choices and new actions for our collective humanity are needed for these times. We cannot change unless we can see what it is we need to see in order to change. Your […]

Writing About Music

{Editor/ial] We’re approaching the stage in Electric City Magazine’s development where it’s becoming a little-known fact that we started out as a local music blog. Electric City Live had been around almost four years when we launched the magazine at the start of 2016. Its live music listings were widely trusted and widely consulted, and […]

2018: It’s Gonna Be a Weird One

It’s a new year, and it feels like many among us are ready to shake off the dust of 2017 and start anew. 2017 was indeed a hard year, with rising global conflicts, increasingly extreme weather events showing the fruits of global climate change, and a seemingly never-ending stream of depressing news coming over our […]

Letters: January 2018

Yes There Is Re: “Is There Room for Music in Peterborough?” I started my career playing on the street, not only did it help my playing it also developed my show man ship. Granted this is not so good for full bands but it is great for your front man and as most everyone knows […]

Letters: December 2017

Downtown Re: “Who Belongs Downtown?” As a downtown business owner ( I own the Speak Easy Cafe ) I wanted to express my opinion of tbe Downtown Ambassadors. We used their services 5 times in the few short weeks they were available to us. Having them on call so to speak made me feel better […]