Our Instagram feed often reflects how life moves ahead despite all uncertainties. During June, we were dealing with many things, including a severe spring drought and ongoing pandemic challenges.
When I look at our top images for the month, I see the support of the community for LGBTQ+ communities and new Canadians sharing favourite recipes from their homelands — both are reasons for community celebration.
I also see the unbreakable cycles of Mother Nature and loons and herons nesting and raising their chicks. Once again we thank our local photographs who allow us to share these majestic icons of the Kawarthas.
Do you want to get on our top photographers list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.
We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawarthas photographer).
To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2021.
#1. Herons at Wolf Island Provincial Park by Memtyme @memtyme
Posted June 12, 2021. 12.2K impressions, 1,023 likes
#2. White pines on Lovesick Lake by Memtyme @memtyme
Posted June 15, 2021. 12K impressions, 1,033 likes
#3. Loon and chick on Little Burleigh Lake by Barry Killen @theburleighridge_beareh
Posted June 17, 2021. 11.8K impressions, 878 likes
#4. Quaker Oats factory from under the Hunter Street Bridge in Peterborough by Doreen @petitbordeauxphotos
Posted June 13, 2021. 11.5K impressions, 907 likes
#5. Baxter Creek at Millbrook Valley Trails by Kirk Hillsley @kirkhillsley
Posted June 16, 2021. 11K impressions, 793 likes
#6. Pink clouds at sunset on Little Burleigh Lake by Barry Killen @theburleighridge_beareh
Posted June 24, 2021. 10.4K impressions, 764 likes
#7. Bancroft loon by Kathy Eardley @kathye1967
Posted June 7, 2021. 10.1K impressions, 752 likes
#8. A Turkish newcomer to Canada and his family by Tuncay Alkan @tuncay.alkann
Posted June 14, 2021. 9.9K impressions, 330 likes
In partnership with the New Canadians Centre @newcanadianscentre, kawarthaNOW published a series of stories in June called #CookWithNCC, in which newcomers share their experiences in Canada along with a recipe from their home culture. Tuncay Alkan (pictured with his family) moved from Turkey to Peterborough, his wife Laura’s home town, in 2019. In our story, Tuncay shares his authentic recipe for hummus (prepared two ways, one with butter and one with olive oil).
#9. Messages of love and inclusion by Kimberly Liane @kimmer.rose
Posted June 29, 2021. 9.5K impressions, 384 likes
After the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board voted against a proposal to install secondary flagpoles at Catholic schools for the purpose of displaying ‘special purpose’ flags — most notably the Pride flag representing the LGBTQ2S+ community — some members of the community installed painted rocks and signs with messages of love and inclusion along the sidewalks at the entrance to the Catholic school board’s headquarters.
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