Peterborough We > Tar Sands Action

On Saturday, July 4th about 90 Peterborough Citizens gathered in Confederation Square to send a message calling for a justice based transition away from the tar sands to a 100% clean-energy economy in Canada. “Our community and our country can be a better place to live in without Canada’s current dependence on the fossil fuel economy.” …

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Drew Monkman Dreams of a Better Future

A very high profile issue in Peterborough for a number of years and continuing in the current municipal election has been the proposed extension of The Parkway. Even if you’re not from Peterborough you can imagine the debate. It must be something like the debate in Toronto that in 1971 successfully blocked the completion of the …

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Peterborough Candidate Climate Change Survey

4RG Peterborough recently sent an on-line questionnaire to all of the Peterborough City Council candidates. Unfortunately, only 13 of the 29 candidates replied to the survey.  Of those who did respond, most said that they are aware that some effects of climate change are being observed locally in the form of flooding, milder winters on …

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Peterborough 2014 Climate Change Rally

The theme was climate change, but it was the weather that changed dramatically. After torrential downpours in the morning, the sun broke through clouds about noon to welcome the stalwart to the Purple Onion Festival and the Climate Change Rally starting at 1:30 on Sunday. A crowd of several hundred people stood on the soggy grass of Millennium Park to hear the MCs, Rosemary Ganley and Guy Hanchet, explain how the rally was part of 2500 such rallies across the world, all aimed at building the political will to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Sekagya Yahaya, a traditional healer from Uganda, then pointed out how limited resources are in much of the world, and noted that climate change will make life even more difficult in Uganda. He ended by urging us all to value all of nature, not just humans.

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