quiet contemplations

quiet contemplations
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How can we recognize quiet? Is it the same way that we know a colour is black when we see it? The relativity of quiet in relation to noise intrigued me and I wanted to explore this idea in sounds I collected while exploring.

Episode 7 — Site by Otonabee River Goes from Paved to Paradise

Episode 7 — Site by Otonabee River Goes from Paved to Paradise
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On October 27, 2018 community members gathered by the Otonabee River in downtown Peterborough. They donned hard hats and work boots—picked up pry bars and hammers—and they got to work removing layers of asphalt from a municipal roadway. It’s the first Depave Day of many to come, organized by GreenUp, as part of Green CommunitiesContinue reading “Episode 7 — Site by Otonabee River Goes from Paved to Paradise”

Operation Catnip helps feral cats and you can too

Operation Catnip helps feral cats and you can too
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If you drive North of downtown Peterborough, after about a half hour you will pass through the village of Burleigh Falls. There’s a roadside inn, a gas station, a restaurant, a boat launch — and if you stop at this little pit stop and keep a sharp eye you might spot the darting tails ofContinue reading “Operation Catnip helps feral cats and you can too”

Peterborough Currents wins ‘Best in Podcasting’

Peterborough Currents wins 'Best in Podcasting'
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At the National Community Radio Conference awards gala in Fredericton, NB this Spring, Peterborough Currents won the award for ‘Best in Podcasting!’ It was a huge delight to be recognized for our work.

Thirteen years on, Food Not Bombs Peterborough has never missed a meal

Thirteen years on, Food Not Bombs Peterborough has never missed a meal
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Every Monday in Peterborough, right when City Council sits down for their weekly meetings, across the street Food Not Bombs Peterborough is setting up tables and laying out a free community meal, open to all.

New project will teach women construction skills to build environmentally friendly housing

New project will teach women construction skills to build environmentally friendly housing
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Seven years ago, Janice Keil set out on a mission to find a perfect plot of land. She loaded up her bike, took the GO train, and cycled around Southern Ontario looking for an ideal location for her new home.

Voices from Confederation Square (Sep. 30)

Voices from Confederation Square (Sep. 30)
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It was a peaceful gathering for most of the day. The counter rally ‘Love Lives Here’ congregated at Emmanuel United Church, across the street from the park where a rally planned by Kevin Goudreau, a known white supremacist, was expected to be held.

Those donkeys have real character!

Those donkeys have real character!
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The Primrose Donkey Sanctuary gives a home to discarded animals in Ontario. With the price of hay so high, there’s a lot of donkeys up for auction and owner Sheila Burns has her hands full with these guys.

Travellers on the Trans-Canada Trail

Travellers on the Trans-Canada Trail
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The Trans-Canada Trail is touted as the longest network of trails in the world. When completed, it will span the length of Canada, going from the tip of Newfoundland, to the Arctic Ocean in the Northwest Territories, and over to Vancouver Island. For my birthday, my partner and I went to none of those places.Continue reading “Travellers on the Trans-Canada Trail”

Manoomin // Rice picking in the Kawarthas

Around the end of September and beginning of October, I had the amazing experience of helping James Whetung of the Curve Lake First Nation harvest wild rice in what he calls “the wild rice basket of the world”. Wild rice (manoomin in Anishnaabemowin) is a grain indigenous to the Central Ontario area, as well asContinue reading “Manoomin // Rice picking in the Kawarthas”

Store manager who survived Kenya’s Westgate Mall attack won’t return to work

Fatima Abdul-Rahman is pleased the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is reopening this weekend. But, after barely surviving the attack at the mall, she doesn’t want to work there anymore. When Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate nearly two years ago, they killed 67 people and injured more than 175 others. Abdul-Rahman was one of thoseContinue reading “Store manager who survived Kenya’s Westgate Mall attack won’t return to work”

Precarious Peterborough: Living on the edge of poverty

Originally published: http://trentarthur.ca/precarious-peterborough-living-on-the-edge-of-poverty/ The number of people living precariously in the city of Peterborough and in Canada has been growing in the past few decades. To live precariously is to live without certainty of income and without the security of self that comes with it. It is a sociological and political term that is usedContinue reading “Precarious Peterborough: Living on the edge of poverty”