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Go Plastic-free for July, Join Movement

Canada’s banning single-use plastics, July is plastic-free month globally and a Peterborough social enterprise has tips for citizens to choose greener alternatives. The Trudeau government says it will ban single-use plastics by 2021. Plastic straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are some of the items that will be no longer allowed. […]

Upcoming Festival Promotes Community, Diversity

With the theme of bringing people together, an upcoming festival this summer celebrates diversity and inclusion in Peterborough. The New Canadians Centre announced Wednesday the launch of its annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “This family-friendly event with the theme #bringpeopletogether is a well-loved celebration of community, diversity and inclusion,” The New Canadians Centre says. The […]

‘We Believe Everyone Deserves Access to Local Food’

Making market-fresh wares accessible to everyone is the goal behind the expansion of a local food-purchasing power initiative. Nourish is broadening its scope by making its Nourish Market Dollars now acceptable for use at additional locations in Peterborough city and county. Since 2013, Nourish has been working with the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market to connect […]

Connection, Expression for Survivors Emerge Through Art

An agent of healing is being explored through the creative processes of melting wax, needle felting and card-making. Diana Primavesi, who is the supervisor of an arts drop-in program for women running at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC), believes strongly that art is a form of therapy. Diana is a clinical counsellor and an […]

Downtown Vibrancy Project ‘Breathing Life’ Into Neglected Areas

Creating livable and sustainable spaces for the community and the environment are top of mind for stakeholders involved in a project to re-vitalize areas of Peterborough’s downtown. The Downtown Vibrancy Project, led by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), is a collaboration that is “breathing life” back into several neglected areas of the core, […]

Artisans Centre Peterborough Presents Creative Hands On Festival

From wire workers to fabric artists, Peterborough residents can enjoy the mastery of local artisans and crafters later this summer. Artisans Centre Peterborough presents the inaugural Creative Hands On Festival, running from Sept. 13-15 at Peterborough Square. “This festival is very much an opportunity to promote artisan craft and artisans in Peterborough,” say festival organizers […]