88 Months: Municipal Councils’ Climate Change Challenge

September 6, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – Our place. Not just where we’re from but where we live. Indigenous peoples know the consequences of being torn away from their places or having them destroyed. Climate change in this area may not uproot us in that profound way but it will radically alter our “sense of place.” We can prepare for that. The upcoming municipal elections 24 October are one way to start. Nature is the great shaper of both […]

Bacterial Deliberations At the South Pole Of Mars

July 5, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY MONITOR: Toxicus, we have a problem. TOXICUS: Worrying your head again, Monitor? What is it this time? Our food is making us sick? We’re outgrowing our living space? Anxiety and mistrust are rife among the population? MONITOR: Well, actually, Sir, all three. Our population is doubling every 10 hours now. They’re jostling one another. They claim they do not have room to respirate. That makes them anxious. TOXICUS: But look around you, Monitor. […]

Getting The P*ss Out! A Novel Business Opportunity

June 23, 2022 admin 0

RAUL PELLINGER – Visitors to Peterborough this year may notice that things have changed a bit here … at least when they go to the loo! Washrooms at City Hall and the County building and most local hotels and restaurants have installed new urine-separating toilets. The washrooms themselves don’t look any different from before. It’s what happens after using the toilets and urinals that is so interesting. The new set-up is the initiative of a […]

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. […]