2018 Bears' Lair Chair Diane Richard of Diatom Consulting with the entrepreneurial competition's mascot at VentureNorth in downtown Peterborough on January 12th, where the opening of the annual competition was announced. An orientation session for interested entrepreneurs takes place on Tuesday, January 16 at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. (Photo: Bears' Lair)

businessNOW – January 15, 2018

Featuring Bears' Lair entrepreneurial competition, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, new location for Bodystream Medical Marijuana Services, and regional business events
In "7 Stories", a man stands on the ledge of a building contemplating suicide while an oddball cast of characters speaks to him through apartment windows. Pictured are Kelsey Morewood as Leonard, Lori Branch as Jennifer, and Drew Mills as The Man in Anne Shirley Theatre Company's production of Morris Panych's black comedy. (Photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW.com)

Living on the ledge: a review of ‘7 Stories’

Anne Shirley Theatre Company production of Morris Panych's black comedy runs January 12 to 20 at the Gordon Best Theatre in Peterborough

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A male Northern Cardinal perches on a tree branch at GreenUP Ecology Park. Cardinals are a common and beautiful sighting at feeders over the winter. Many bird species remain in cold, northern areas for the season. You can help ease the hardships of birds that stick around by providing food to supplement their diet. (Photo: Karen Halley)

How you can help local birds survive the winter

Backyard bird feeding is also a great way to enjoy nature.
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