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‘Children are Naturally Curious and Inquisitive’

A kindergartener approaches the large fallen tree with slight trepidation. With words of encouragement from his teacher, Sabrina Hale, the youngster clambers to the top of the log. His smile tells all. Climbing trees, studying bugs and even good old-fashioned play in the great outdoors are all connected with being a student in nature pre-school […]

‘Women Can Do a Lot When They Come Together’

Whether they’ve never used a hammer or picked up a paintbrush, women can build confidence and skills through a community initiative that supports affordable housing. One female’s parging work on a home was so meticulous a housing inspector asked which contractor had been hired to do the job. Women are getting an opportunity to explore […]

Fall Weekend Encompasses Nature Walks, Tree Planting

In a BioBlitz of Kawartha Heights Park, community members worked with local experts to observe and identify the many species living there. Experts led walks through the area and supported participants in the study of the flora and fauna. The BioBlitz was part of the Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program. GreenUP celebrated the release their […]

Citizens to ‘Take Back the Night’ Sept. 19

As the sun sets on Peterborough Sept. 19, candles will light the way for citizens to walk together in the community and take a stand against sexual violence. The candlelight vigil and walk, organized by the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC), Fleming College and partner organizations, Take Back the Night encourages community members to rise […]

Lisa Clarke on the Future of Peterborough

Peterborough has an opportunity to better-support victims of trauma and help build resiliency by recognizing the signs early on, says Lisa Clarke. Lisa, executive director (ED) of Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) in Peterborough, is hopeful trauma can be given more consideration for the role it plays in some of the current issues the city […]

Nourish Presents ‘Market Meals’ Series

To market, to market to buy a fresh pattypan, Nourish is offering an opportunity for Peterborough residents to learn how to cook with unique, home-grown ingredients. Nourish is currently running its Market Meals series, a tour and workshop initiative that encompasses a visit to the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market followed by a cooking lesson in […]

‘Food Connects People to One Another’

Upon becoming a newcomer to Canada, Peterborough’s Joëlle Favreau began connecting with others through an immigrant women’s group. The now Nourish manager was fascinated by how often their discussions revolved around food and cooking. The group shared their country’s delicacies and taught each other how to prepare different meals. “Food can be a great starting […]