Spiritual Musing in a Time of Climate Decay

May 20, 2022 admin 0

BARBARA HERRING – Have you ever wondered what you could do to reverse the ravages we are doing to the planet? Or what more you could do? I’ve had those questions, too. What more could I be doing? Here’s the story of how I came to find some answers for myself. One day, quite a few years ago now, I headed out to an island property I owned, to ponder these questions: how can I […]

The Environmental and Climate Change Debate 

May 19, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY reporting on an event. Trent University, Stohn Hall, Thursday 12/May, 2022 Organized by the Kawartha World Issues Centre, GreenUP, 4RG (For Our Grandchildren), The Federation of Ontario Cottagers, and the Trent Student Environmental Debate Organizing Team Around two dozen in-person listeners and over 220 zoom-viewers attended the event.  Three of the four MPP-candidates for the Peterborough-Kawartha riding in the provincial election on June 2 presented their policies on climate change and environmental issues. […]

Water Rangers: Precious Lakes Need Protecting 

May 17, 2022 admin 0

LUKE WILLIAMSON & LARRAINE ROULSTON Test Kits for Kids For testing water quality in our pristine lakes, the organization Water Rangers is introducing its ‘test kits’ to children of all ages to prepare for conducting spring water experiments. Teachers can check out Water Rangers, a Canadian non-profit group that visits schools to provide educators with easy-to-use water testing and data sharing tools in order to help their students protect local rivers, lakes and city harbours. […]

Youth, Hope and Shaelyn Wabegijig: an Interview

August 7, 2020 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – Her Anishinaabe name means “first morning light.” And Shaelyn Wabegijig is living into her name. A member of the Caribous Clan and originally from Timiskaming, now Rama First Nation, Shaelyn shines the light of her passion for indigenous knowledge on this local land. Sitting in the sacred space of the tipi on Trent’s grounds, she described to me how, in her graduate studies at Trent University, at her initiative, Philosophy courses included […]

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 […]

Whale Net and Knife: An Economic Meditation

December 1, 2019 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – Dr. Jon Lien PhD, known in Newfoundland as “the Whale Man,” has personally rescued some 500 whales from fishing nets. His methods spread worldwide to save thousands more whales. Most of us likely see this as a heroic act of a human person deeply connected to Nature. And it was. But it was also something else. Besides his compassionate intent to save whales. Lien also wanted to save the livelihoods of fishing […]