Area Resident Examines His Life Through the Poetry of Laurie Graham

November 25, 2022 admin 0

JIM SLAVIN – On the cover of Laurie Graham’s long poem Fast Commute (McClelland & Stewart, ISBN 978-0-7710-5197-5), Jan Zwicky writes: “Graham has set herself a vital moral task: actually to see the fantastic violence of resourcist culture, its appalling and unremitting abuse of the land, and to name the cultural forces that render that vast degradation almost invisible, reduce it to a blur on the edge of our fast commute.” As I read, I […]

Local Cohousing Group is Going Green

November 12, 2022 admin 0

“How can we not do this?” SCOTT DONOVON − Kawartha Commons is a cohousing group developed in the city of Peterborough. We aspire to build a 30+ multi-family, custom designed, residential building; a collection of independent dwelling units that maximize sharing of common resources and reinforces community life through common meals and social interaction by design. My co-housing community is committed to building to a green standard. What does that mean today? Where do we […]

Inverlea Park: Nature Benefits When Citizens Act

October 29, 2022 admin 0

DENNIS HOWLETT − I live just two doors away from Inverlea Park which hugs the Otonabee River just North of Park Hill Road in Peterborough. It is a beautiful park with many large old trees, and well-used by dog walkers, fishers, basketball players and children who play on the swings and climbing structure. I am one of many who also go swimming in the river when it is really hot. In the winter, neighbours work […]

A Video Session with Drew Monkman

October 28, 2022 admin 0

Impacts of Climate Change On Nature In The Kawarthas EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – For local folk with a question about anything about Nature, Drew Monkman has become the “go-to guy” in the Peterborough and Kawartha area. You’ll appreciate the local references, for instance to the Bridgenorth Pharmacy, and to the weather we count on so much for tourism and farming/gardening in the area. Recently, Drew made this presentation to the Peterborough Field Naturalists He talks about […]

Fast Commute

October 25, 2022 admin 0

In the opening stanza of her long form poem, Fast Commute, local author Laurie Graham sets the scene of our climate changing times. The wish that the extinct reverseand the nearly gone be plucked from deathand the managed, risks, in my mouthbecoming a man with a chainsawon a plot the bank says he can to with what he wants It’s another hold around the neck of the landthat says I am and will beand not […]