BOTULF

April 7, 2020 admin 0

ROSE BERGERON – Ever since moving to Peterborough in 2000, I have been intrigued by an enigmatic sign reading ‘Botulf’ (Greenzine, 2016) standing by the pedestrian bridge in between No Frills and the Holidays Inn.  What, in 1884, led the Canadian Pacific Railway to choose a name of Norse origins for its Peterborough railway point?  The suffix “ulf” means wolf, as in Adolf (noble wolf), Randolph, Beowulf, etc.  Other regional railway sidings bear predictable English-sounding […]

A Travel Tale from a Transitioner’s Family

January 1, 2020 Mark Woolley 0

MARK WOOLLEY – This is a small slice of history from the still remembered past about Peterborough Farmers’ Market. At the time of this family story the farmer’s market was held in Market Hall on George Street Peterborough. On my Mother’s side, I am from settler stock in Northumberland County. My maternal-maternal great grandparents we’re the second generation born on farms in the fairly newly-formed country called Canada. Railroads and waterways dominated the long haul […]

About the Greenzine

January 1, 2010 admin 0

Acknowledging The Land We respect the sovereignty of the Anishinaabe peoples and communities on whose land our work takes place, Oshkigamong/Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Alderville. We commit to honouring their laws and values and to learning and reflecting Indigenous Knowledge in the Greenzine. We thank the soil, water and air which sustain us – their inhabitants – from the bacteria and fungi to the mother trees and fauna with whom we share the land. Guiding […]