Local Stories

Linda Slavin’s Story Of Climate Action in Peterborough

This is a long story starting in 2005 when I first heard of a group at Trent University led by Professor Stephen Hill who were doing sustainability research.  I sat in on several meetings. It became obvious that a wider community presence was necessary if we were to make changes. I decided to run in … Read more

Message to MPP Smith – Save the Catchacoma Forest and Preserve the Green Belt

On November 6 a delegation of 10 intrepid 4RG members brought to Dave Smith MPP for Peterborough the following message: Save the Catchacoma Old-Growth Forest The 662-hectare Catchacoma Forest is the largest known old-growth hemlock forest in Canada, and a habitat for several endangered species with other, important ecological values. Not least of these is … Read more

Selwyn Home Energy Expo

Around 100 people attended the Home Energy Expo at the Bridgenorth Community Centre on Saturday, October 28. In the main exhibit hall people were able to ask questions of contractors who are in the business of installing heat pumps, Energy Advisors who are key in applying for various government grants, as well as Ask Me … Read more

Home Conversion: Ray Scott

Ray and Lois Scott live in west-end Peterborough in a suburban home. There is a front garden with beautiful hydrangeas still blossoming, but other than that it is similar to all the other homes on the attractive, tree-lined street. However, inside there is a fundamental difference; it is an innovative, top-of-the-line, electrically powered home that … Read more

Ride 4 the Grandchildren

At 3:00 am on Saturday morning Glen Caradus and Nick Ormond set out on a 280 km bike ride through the countryside north of Peterborough. Their mission – to raise awareness of the climate crisis and to raise funds for For Our Grandchildren. The early part of their ride under the light of a full … Read more
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