Craig Darling was born in Peterborough to a family whose roots go back many generations. He wants you to know that he’s not one of those Warsaw Darlings, and not one of the insurance Darlings either, but a true Peterborough Darling. He attended Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School, played on the hockey team, had many friends, and … Read more
This amazing book, subtitled “The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” gives an optimistic program for getting out of our current mess. It outlines the top 100 solutions that the world can implement, starting now, to fight the causes of the climate crisis. They range from clean energy to educating girls in … Read more
A smashed-up knee; stolen belongings; a dog attack; a run-in with a tractor trailer ; pain from fibromyalgia; threats from coyotes and wolves; a confrontation at an election campaign office; heat, cold, rain, gigantic gusts of wind; 3,300 kilometres and five months — nothing has stopped Ann Cognito and her faithful Jamaican shepherd dog from … Read more
Peterborough’s Public Health Unit has decided to do something new this election. Rather than host a traditional all candidate debate they have created a campaign to encourage people who might not otherwise vote to vote this year. They partnered with local organizations who advocate for change in the social justice areas of Housing, Health, Environment, … Read more
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. He was recently visiting Switzerland and spoke about the change we urgently have to execute as a human race if we want to continue to live on Earth. Listen to his moving words.
In 1992, 28 years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Rio Summit, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – delivered this speech when she was just 12 years old. It is chilling that her message calls for action against the same issues that we are confronted … Read more
While combing through some old books on a remote bookshelf recently I came across one that I had given to my father for Christmas 40 years ago. It contained New Yorker cartoons from 1925 to 1975. I hadn’t looked at it since our last move six years ago. I plunked down by the fire and browsed … Read more