Word on the Street

Word on the street: September feels

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca Comfy knit sweaters. Fresh dewy mornings. The crunch of colourful leaves under booted feet. September is here again. As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, the turn of the season represents renewal for many people. Whether it’s back to grade school, leaving home for college or the start of […]

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Crossing guards become a staple in their communities

Crossing guards are among the most visible signs of a caring community. In all types of weather, they diligently work their daily split shifts at key intersections to ensure students, parents, and other community members are able to safely navigate journeys that could otherwise pose peril due to red light runners, road rage, and distracted […]

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Expanding train service in Lanark County

By Alexandra Mazur and Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca There’s much talk of transportation infrastructure in the spring air. Both the federal government and local municipalities appear interested in expanding Via Rail service to include a link from Peterborough through Perth to Smiths Falls. The line would hook up with the Ottawa-Toronto corridor and provide more frequent […]

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Lent traditions

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca The Lenten season is a time of fasting, moderation and spiritual discipline that last for 40 days for Christians. This year, lent started on Ash Wednesday (March 1) and ends on the Thursday before Easter (April 13). The purpose is to set aside time to reflect on the suffering, sacrifice, life, death, […]

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Who is Nellie McClung?

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca March 8 was International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day that brings awareness to the fact that a serious gender gap still exists. The World Economic Forum predicts that parity won’t be reached until 2186. This year’s IWD theme is #BeBoldforChange. March is also Women’s History Month. While there are many bold […]

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