Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
Peterborough is extending its Canada 150 celebrations with a heritage celebration at the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock on Sunday, July 2. (Graphic: Peterborough 150)

Peterborough’s Canada 150 celebrations will extend to July 2

Full day of heritage-related events at Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock.
After 35 years as Peterborough correspondent for CBC Radio's Ontario Morning, Jack Roe filed his final report on May 19 after CBC decided to cut the positions. (Photo via Trent University Alumni Association)

Jack Roe’s 35-year run as CBC Radio’s Peterborough correspondent ends

Veteran broadcaster forced out, leaving network with no Ontario regional news correspondents.
Peterborough Musicfest's 2017 season of 17 free outdoor concerts at Del Crary Park kicks off on Canada Day when Kim Mitchell helps Peterborough celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

There’s music for everyone during Peterborough Musicfest’s 2017 season

Free summer concert line-up includes Kim Mitchell, Tom Cochrane, Ruth B, The Philosopher Kings, The Sheepdogs, Rheostatics, Jason McCoy, and more.
The Black Horse Pub and Restaurant, which had been conditionally sold to developer Parkview Homes, is back on the market as of May 4 after the deal fell through. The property will be relisted with Century 21 for $850,000. (Photo: Google Maps)

Black Horse property sale “dead as a doorknob”

Owner Ray Kapoor says property remains for sale after Parkview Homes' conditional offer to purchase falls through.
On May 2, 18 paddlers (including The Canadian Canoe Museum's Director of Development James Raffin, in the blue jacket) were given a send-off at The Canadian Canoe Museum before travelling to Kingston for their nine-day journey to Ottawa through the Rideau Waterway in a 36-foot Voyageur Canoe. (Photo: The Canadian Canoe Museum)

“We’re all in the same boat” is canoe journey’s key message

Connected By Canoe sesquicentennial project sees 18 paddlers travelling the Rideau Waterway in 36-foot canoe.
On May 5th, Paul Rellinger will ascend to the roof of The Brick in Peterborough for a sixth straight year. He will stay there for 48 hours while volunteers collect donations to support Habitat for Humanity.

Relly on the Roof is so much more than an old guy on a...

As Habitat For Humanity fundraiser nears, Paul considers Peterborough's generous community spirit.
Photographer Wayne Eardley's evocative shot of the crowd of live music fans at the final PMBA Deluxe Blues Jam at The Piggy on Saturday, April 15. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

People, not bricks and mortar, are what matter most

Reflections on the final Deluxe Blues Jam at The Pig's Ear Tavern in Peterborough.
NHL legend Johnny Bower and his wife Nancy with Jasper, a rescue dog owned by professional photographer Peter Nguyen (who took this picture). A Peterborough native now living in Toronto, Nguyen is one of the photographers donating their time for Shelter Shots, a 2018 calendar featuring past and current National Hockey League players who have rescues as pets. The calender, which is expected to be available by August for $20, is a fundraiser for the Peterborough Humane Society. (Photo: Peter Nguyen)

NHL legend Johnny Bower to appear in Peterborough Humane Society calendar

Shelter Shots fundraising calendar will bring together NHLers and rescue dogs.
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are Shawn Hall (harmonica, lead vocals) and Matthew Rogers (guitar, foot percussion). They'll be performing at the Market Hall in Peterborough on April 14 with blues Ryan McNally. (Photo: Jodie Ponto)

Not your mom and dad’s blues band: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Vancouver duo headlining Market Hall on April 14 in support of their latest record Apocalipstick.
On April 3, 2017, Peterborough City Council voted to deny heritage designation to the properties at 144 Brock Street (The Pig's Ear Tavern) and 450 George Street North (The Black Horse Pub). The two properties adjoin the west and south sides of the Morrow Building, which received heritage designation in 1995. The decision paves the way for Parkview Homes to develop the two properties, although the developer's plans will be reviewed by council. (Photo: Google)

Road cleared for $20 million redevelopment of two historic downtown Peterborough buildings

City council denies heritage designation requests for Pig's Ear, Black Horse properties.


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