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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” […]

Lakefield Youth to Benefit from More Programs, Services

From hosting a gym night to providing mentoring and employment support, Lakefield Youth Unlimited (LYU) is getting a new space to offer its programs and services to Lakefield teens. LYU has purchased the Tribal Voices building, which is directly off the bridge in Lakefield. “This has been possible due to an anonymous lender who provided […]

New Food Shop Receives Warm Welcome From Community

Whether it’s to purchase locally-grown tomatoes or to learn how to cook squash, a new shop in Peterborough is providing residents with a home-grown connection to their food. The Food Shop opened June 10 at Water and Simcoe streets. The grocery store carries local meat, produce and prepared foods that hail from Peterborough County and […]

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 […]