Grieving for the World

On Tuesday night we met to honour our grief from the loss we all feel caused by Climate Change. We shared our feelings in small groups and found some solace in the knowledge that we are not alone. Emotions ranged from sadness to anger and futility. Some cannot really accept the inevitability of the losses. Wes Ryan, a Peterborough Spoken … Read more…

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ReImagine Peterborough at Leap

Over 40 people met last Tuesday evening under the guidance of ReImagine Peterborough to provide their input into Peterborough’s Official Plan based on six planning theme areas that loosely match the Leap working group topic areas. After a greeting and period for participants to introduce each other in small groups everyone chose a theme area and met for an in … Read more…

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Local Leap Proportional Representation Meeting

Sixty people gathered last Tuesday night to hear the Local Leap Proportional Representation working group present information about the positive relationship between Proportional Representation and Climate Change. Alanna Morgan discussed flaws in our current system that lead to excessive centralization of power,  Peter Morgan showed how Canada compares unfavourably to PR-using European countries when it comes to fighting climate change, and … Read more…

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Reflections on our Evening with Avi Lewis

Avi Lewis’ enthusiasm and charm coupled with the energy from our local activist community made last Thursday evening an informative and exciting event. Here are some photos taken at the event. Avi came in part to learn what we are doing here in Peterborough that puts us so far ahead of other local groups that are starting, and he was not disappointed. He … Read more…

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Open Letter to Council – Save PDI

The Save PDI group that came out of one of the workshops at a previous Local Leap meeting sent an open letter to the Mayor and Council call on them to create a joint committee of council, citizens, and PDI officials to explore alternatives to the sale. Here is the coverage in the Peterborough Examiner, and here is the Letter … Read more…

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