Community Care Seeking Volunteer Drivers

Do you love to drive and have a few hours during the day to spare once or twice a week? Community Care Peterborough needs reliable, caring drivers willing to transport its clients to medical appointments or social and recreational activities within the City and County of Peterborough, and destinations in… Continue reading


I’ve been reading about Justice Murray Sinclair, the new chancellor of Queen’s University. What an amazing human being. Beginning with his valedictory address at high school graduation to this latest prestigious appointment at Queen’s, his list of achievements is endless. As I read the article about this wonderful man who… Continue reading

The Perfect Pandemic Art Destination in Our Backyard

  Viewing art in the great outdoors was the theme of a recent Globe & Mail article and ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery made the list of 11 such destinations across Canada. This local gem, now celebrating year 22, is the perfect choice for art lovers in the time of COVID…. Continue reading

Common Ground – July 2021

“Parnassus has its flowers of transient fragrance.” Dr Johnson The porch triffid, aka Nicotiana sylvestris, continues to confound visitors. Many people have asked me what on earth is that giant plant with drooping white flowers. If you have only seen the very dwarf forms that are sold as bedding plants,… Continue reading

It’s Okay to Say You’re Not Fine These Days

My Dad and sister are coming to visit today.  It will be the first time in seven months that I have seen my Dad.  This morning, I finally allowed myself to be excited because I knew it was really happening.  All week long I had felt irritable and I could… Continue reading

Infrastructure Funding Approvals Just One Part of the Puzzle

In 2019, a new grant program called Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was announced. Eager to secure funding for some local projects, an application was made under the Community Culture and Recreation stream, where 73.33% of project funding requirements are covered by the Federal and Provincial governments.  When these grant… Continue reading