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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 […]

Poverty is Not the Problem

ECM Podcast Episode 9 https://electriccitymagazine.ptbopodcasters.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/08/E9-ECM-Poverty-is-Not-the-Problem-compress.mp3   With the advent of Peterborough’s very own tent city, Allan Smith-Reeve wrote and circulated two thoughtful pieces, Poverty is Not the Problem and How Does Our Wealth Isolate. In them he turned things on their heads a bit and asked some pointed questions. Allan invited a conversation to explore […]

Joëlle Favreau on the Future of Peterborough

Food insecurity and the possibility of creating an interconnected food system are issues top of mind for Peterborough’s Joëlle Favreau. The Nourish manager shares food for thought with Electric City Magazine about what she’d like to see for the future in Peterborough. Electric City Magazine is engaging in conversations about the kind of city, and […]

Trent Research Targets Reducing Mining Operations’ GHGs

Trent University is leading research on helping mining operations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The university is studying methods for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere by capturing and storing it in mine tailings, which will offset GHGs. The research received a boost this week. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announced the support of […]

Bill Templeman Finds his Niche with ‘Pints and Politics’

Eager to stay engaged in politics, an opportunity presented itself to Bill Templeman one day while he was driving his car and listening to Trent Radio. As a life-long radio listener, the 75-year-old Peterborough resident was intrigued by Trent Radio station’s call for summer programmers. He got a spot and began interviewing local politicians in […]

Lakefield Youth Nurture Lettuce from Canoe to Café

The premise is from canoe to café but a Lakefield produce-growing initiative is having a broader impact on youth and community than lettuce alone. By farming mesclun, a resilient mix of young salad greens, youth and young adults are acquiring gardening experience, gaining employment skills, receiving resume support and getting paid at the same time. […]

Volunteers Wanted to Help ‘Depave Paradise’

Help de-pave paradise and put up a park by participating in an upcoming activity. The Downtown Vibrancy Project is soliciting volunteers now for an event July 18 to beautify an area of Peterborough’s urban core. The Downtown Vibrancy Project, led by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), is a collaboration that is “breathing life” […]