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The Darlings, an Ordinary Family in Extraordinary Times

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

John O’Brien’s Personal Video

John O’Brien, from Peterborough county, recently created a personal video “It’s Up To Us”. Here’s how he explains why. My wife and I attended the Climate Strike at Queen’s Park, Toronto, in May of this year. As concerned Canadians, worried about the future we’re leaving for our Children and Grandchildren, we have recently completed a … Read more

Walk to Waken the Nation About Climate Crisis

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

Walter Pitman – a man who will be sorely missed!

Our 4RG Colleague, Walter Pitman, was a crusader! His profound commitment to the environment was supported by his recognition of the beauty of our planet Earth.  Walter associated that beauty with a divine presence, an association captured in the lyrics and music of the “Crusader’s Hymn” (as sung by the Hastings College Choir). Walter recognized … Read more

Show me Now

“Words, words, words, I’m so sick of words.” That’s how Eliza Doolittle expresses her frustration in My Fair Lady, and it expresses perfectly my frustration at our government’s promises with regard to climate change action. It’s all words and no action. In My Fair Lady, Eliza has spent months cooped up with Professor Henry Higgins … Read more

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