Authors Articles by Barb Shaw

Articles by Barb Shaw

Barb Shaw
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As a freelance writer, Barbara Shaw loves to craft compelling stories about everyday people doing not-so-everyday things. She creates content for social media campaigns, builds brands and, in her free time, shares her love of yoga and dance. You can contact her at
Lindsay lawyer Chantel Lawton has been practicing for almost 18 years, primarily in the area of family law. The focus of her practice is in the area of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative process. She supports her clients each step of the way, as they work through the important issues of custody, access, income sharing or support, and property division. (Supplied photo)

Lindsay lawyer Chantel Lawton provides separating couples with an alternative to litigation

Collaborative process and mediation is about providing support and creating workable solutions during a difficult time.
Meghan Moloney, Charitable Giving Advisor with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation, adds a Grateful Hearts cookie tribute featuring a message of thanks to the PRHC Foundation's "big plate" holiday display in the hospital's main lobby. By making a donation to the PRHC Foundation this holiday season, you can not only share your message or holiday greetings with doctors, nurses, and staff of our regional hospital, but your donation will help to fund needed new equipment and technology at the hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Lab, which provides life-saving care to thousands of people every year. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

Thank doctors, nurses, and staff for great care by donating to PRHC Foundation this...

Your message will be displayed in the hospital's lobby and your donation will help support new equipment and technology for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Warren Ball (left) and members of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab team (Terri Matzke, Kate Graham, and Jeff Dunlop) at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) thank donors for their continued generous support of the Cath Lab. This holiday season, the PRHC Foundation is asking people to help "keep your heart here" by making a donation in support of the Cath Lab to replace and upgrade life-saving equipment. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

Keep your heart here by donating to the PRHC Foundation this holiday season

Life-saving equipment at Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Cath Lab needs to be replaced and upgraded.
Hospice volunteers have hand crafted this large Canadian flag of poppies, which is hanging at Vintage on Hastings, the shop operated in downtown Bancroft by Hospice North Hastings. In previous years, hospice volunteers have used their skills for other large-scale projects to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Photo: Barb Shaw)

Bancroft volunteers create huge Canadian flag of poppies to remember the fallen

Hand-crafted flag on display at Vintage on Hastings in Bancroft until after Remembrance Day.
Betty Halman-Plumley and her team at IG Wealth Management in Peterborough specialize in Intergenerational Estate Planning, working closely with families to develop tailored solutions that families can trust with no regrets. She takes a holistic approach to secure harmony and grow, protect, and transfer a family's legacy from generation to generation. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Betty Halman-Plumley uses a holistic approach to bring generations together

IG Wealth Management consultant provides professional trusted wealth and estate planning solutions to families.
April Boyce, owner of Looking Glass Coaching at the 'be well centre' in downtown Peterborough, supports people of all ages living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With her background as an educator, her experience advocating for and mentoring her own ADHD child, and specialized learning and training, she works with her clients to figure out the problems they want to solve and to develop a plan of action. (Supplied photo)

Looking Glass Coaching’s April Boyce specializes in support for those living with ADHD

From the 'be well centre' in downtown Peterborough, she helps neurodiverse people create a plan of action.
Within the first two years in her career as a mortgage broker with Northwood Mortgage Ltd., Grace Reynolds has already received a national award and special recognition from the Canadian mortgage broker industry, and was just selected for a "4-under-40" profile by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. Grace is also active in helping the business community in her volunteer role as the 2019-20 president of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough, and she was one of 13 local women who formed "The Mombassadors" to raise funds for a new fetal monitor at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Grace Reynolds has an award-winning passion for helping people

Nationally recognized mortgage broker was most recently selected for the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's 4-under-40 profile.
Brenda Booth in her office at ComForCare Home Care in Peterborough where, as Client Care Coordinator, she works with seniors, their families, caregivers, paramedical support providers, and her team of co-workers to solve problems and to keep older adults safe, happy, and supported. After she retired from her career in media sales, she decided to un-retire so she could help older adults live their best life. (Supplied photo)

Brenda Booth un-retired so she could help seniors live their best life possible

Inspired by her aunt, Client Care Coordinator at ComForCare Home Care is also a Rotarian and community volunteer.
Gwyneth James and Suzanne Cody of Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants. Located at 260 Milroy Dr. #1 in Peterborough, Cody & James CPAs offers a full suite of accounting services including financial statements, corporate and personal tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll, assurance engagements, and now financial controllership. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Cody & James CPAs helps local businesses with a launch into controllership

Full-service accounting firm in Peterborough provides a level of expertise that small businesses are often missing.
Ally Pyle is a Wealth Advisor with The Pyle Group of ScotiaMcLeod®, a division of Scotia Capital Inc., located at 111 Hunter Street West in Peterborough. Among her many volunteer activities, she is a board member of 4th Line Theatre, treasurer for the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough, and a member of 100 Women Peterborough. (Supplied photo)

Wealth advisor Ally Pyle finds great satisfaction in her clients’ success

Along with her work at ScotiaMcLeod's The Pyle Group in Peterborough, Ally is also a passionate community volunteer.

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