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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 […]

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, […]

Peterborough Citizens Counter Racism

Earlier this year, Bernie Farber, chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, was invited by a Peterborough Inter-Faith community to speak at their Many Windows, One Light event. During the morning that followed Bernie spent some time in conversation with Peter Pula. Their conversation was recorded and is available for download here. […]

New App Helps Citizens Track Their ‘Acts of Green’

From washing clothing in cold water to eating less meat, local residents are taking action daily to reduce their carbon footprints. Tracking how all of these seemingly-modest measures add up is now quite tangible, thanks to a new application available through a Peterborough social enterprise. Jessica Correa, CEO and founder of Random Acts of Green […]