Small Industrial City

The City of Peterborough has a long history. It’s one of Ontario’s older cities and once, as “The Electric City,” vied for the capital of the province.

It got its start as a logging town where lumber pulled in from north of the city would be milled and sent on its way.

Our waterway and liftlocks were originally intended to serve industry, but the development of the highways and trucking as the major means of transport shifted the focus. Now the Trent-Severn is a pleasure route, used by leisure craft and vacationers.

image of the otonabee river with the london street dam and quaker oatsBut the industrial boom and history of the town is evident in much of its architecture. From the Quaker Oats building and water tower… Read more “Small Industrial City”

Ice Storm by the River (test post apologies)

image of the london street dam in peterborough after an ice stormThere was an ice storm earlier in the week.

Well, not exactly an ice storm. It was cold. It snowed. Then it started to rain. It was warming up slowly, but the rain still froze on each surface it touched. Read more “Ice Storm by the River (test post apologies)”

Little Fire, Winnie Brave, Flooding and First Crocus

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Last weekend I went to see Little Fire at the Barbeside. This quartet, headed by Charlie Maine, presents some solid, blues and soul based pop. Read more “Little Fire, Winnie Brave, Flooding and First Crocus”

Snow Days

snow_dawnI’ve been up at dawn each day this month.

Well, actually before dawn.

Enough before dawn to watch the sky go from night blackness through that dim blue into a brief riot of colour as the sun launches into day. Read more “Snow Days”

Head O’ The Trent

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This last weekend was Head of the Trent. An event that most of Peterborough associates with copious drinking and obnoxious student behaviour.

However, it is actually a rowing regatta. And although last Saturday threatened rain, the weather was lovely. Read more “Head O’ The Trent”