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Meet the New City Councillors: Kemi Akapo

Kemi Akapo was just elected as Peterborough’s newest City Councillor in the Town Ward, having taken the seat vacated by newly elected Mayor Diane Therrien, but the path to public service started early for her. In Grade 4, she took part in a fundraiser for a local orphanage. “I was super excited,” she says, “and […]

Meet the New City Councillors: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright may be new to Peterborough City Council, having just unseated Councillor Dave Haacke in the Northcrest Ward, but he’s been around politics for a long time. He first ran for office at the age of 20, when a simple question asked at a Winnipeg School Board meeting led to a run for school […]

A New Mayor, and (Hopefully) a New Direction for City Hall

The votes have been counted and the results are in: Peterborough has a new mayor. Town Ward Councillor Diane Therrien won in a landslide victory over incumbent Mayor Daryl Bennett, more than doubling his total, with 68.98% of the vote compared to his 31.02%. Peterborough also has three new City Councillors. In Otonabee Ward, Kim […]

Unpacking Artist Spaces

An election issue that crops up time and again in conversations with artists is the ongoing struggle to find and retain affordable space to create their work. With real estate prices rising steeply and an influx of Torontonians fleeing unsustainable housing costs, gentrification is well under way in our downtown, and the arts community feels […]

Tegan Moss 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 […]