Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
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Megan Gallant is an adventure lover who holds an M.A. in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Her favourite place to be is near the water and between the pines in her worn-out hammock, reading true crime, drinking coffee, and cuddling her adorable goldendoodle.
In his new novel "Cold" to be released on January 9, 2024, Curve Lake First Nation writer Drew Hayden Taylor has crafted a thriller and murder mystery that blends horror with his trademark humour. The story features the Wendigo, a malevolent character from traditional Anishinaabe folklore, placed in a contemporary setting. (Photo: Sarah Cornthwaite)

Curve Lake First Nation writer Drew Hayden Taylor’s new novel reimagines Indigenous folklore

A thriller and murder mystery blending horror with Taylor's trademark humour, 'Cold' will be released on January 9.
The Kawartha Food Share is launching their 2023 Reverse Advent calendar initiative to give to those in need this holiday season. Rather than taking a daily treat from a traditional Advent calendar, you collect a suggested essential food or other item each day from December 1 to 21 and donate the items to Kawartha Food Share so they can distribute them to families before Christmas. (Graphic: Kawartha Food Share)

Kawartha Food Share launches its annual reverse Advent calendar where you give rather than...

From December 1 to 21, the calendar suggests one food or other item per day to be donated for a local family in need.
The Instagram reel posted by Nectar Co. founder Rose Terry that went viral with over 10 million views featured a Goddess Oval Ring in gold, holding pieces of a pregnancy test cap and gold flakes. With the reel's wide viewership, the Peterborough-based business has doubled its number of orders for custom keepsake jewellery, with orders coming in from acround the globe. With the business growth, Terry is planning to outsource more of her product and hire additional support. (Photo courtesy of Nectar Co.)

Peterborough keepsake jeweller Rose Terry’s pregnancy test ring goes viral on Instagram

Founded one year ago, Nectar Co. crafts keepsake jewellery out of preserved breastmilk, hair, flowers, ashes, and more.
Peterborough's Camila Duarte has always had a passion for helping people, which has led her into her new role as executive director for the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Having moved to Canada from Colombia at the age of 18, Duarte is no stranger to resilience and perseverance to get her to where she is now and uses her stories of strength to help others in her coaching business FoundHer. (Photo courtesy of Camila Duarte)

As Innovation Cluster’s executive director, Camila Duarte can fulfill her passion for helping people

After moving from Columbia to Canada when she was only 18 years old, the Peterborough resident overcame challenges to get an education, travel the world, and launch her own business.
For the third year in a row, Central Smith Creamery in Selwyn Township will be filling a delivery truck with donated non-perishable food items instead of ice cream for the "Fill the Truck" campaign, which encourages local businesses and organizations to collect food items and monetary donations by December 15, 2023, when Central Smith will pick up the donations and deliver them to Kawartha Food Share. (Photo: Central Smith Creamery / Facebook)

Central Smith Creamery launches third annual ‘Fill the Truck’ campaign in support of Kawartha...

On December 15, the family-owned company will collect food and monetary donations from participating Peterborough-area businesses and organizations.
The Collection Hall at The Canadian Canoe Museum's new waterfront location in Peterborough will feature racks of canoes, kayaks, and paddled watercraft from around the world, representing diverse cultures and building techniques, each with a valuable story. The space will be visible to visitors and accessible for tours and by appointment. (Rendering: Lett Architects Inc.)

As its spring grand opening nears, hundreds of canoes make their journey across town...

The museum's team has begun filling the Collection Hall with 500 canoes and kayaks from the world's largest collection of paddled watercraft.
All donations made to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton before December 31, 2023 will be matched by local sponsors up to $48,500 with their "Shine a Light in the Darkness" holiday fundraising campaign to help women and children fleeing gender-based violence and abuse. Donors can also choose to sponsor a woman, child, or family in Peterborough or Haliburton, or donate a gift card to a selection of preferred local businesses. (Stock photo)

Local sponsors will double donations to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton this holiday season

Donations to the 'Shine a Light in the Darkness' campaign will help women and children fleeing gender-based violence and abuse.
Barrett's Tree Farm, located at 3141 Williamson Road North in Cobourg, is one of eight tree farms located in the greater Kawarthas regions where you can harvest your own Christmas tree in 2023. There are an additional three farms located just outside the Kawarthas in Bowmanville, Courtice and Hampton. (Photo: Barrett's Tree Farm)

Where to harvest your own locally grown Christmas trees in the greater Kawarthas region

Tree farms for cut-your-own and pre-cut trees are now open in Apsley, Cavan-Monaghan Township, Campbellcroft, Cobourg, Colborne, Millbrook, and more.
There's festive fun for the whole family in communities across the Kawarthas region in the weeks leading up to Christmas, including Christmas at Ken Reid on December 2, 2023 featuring a day of free family fun and adventure including horse-drawn wagon rides at Ken Reid Conservation Area in Lindsay. (Photo: Kawartha Conservation)

Get in the Christmas spirit with holiday events across the Kawarthas region

From community festivals to theatre and benefit concerts to local shopping, here are some events to help you celebrate the season
Peterborough-raised brother-and-sister duo Tom Chep and Sloane Paul have launched their green technology start-up, ARC Motor Company, which converts classic cars into high-performance electric vehicles. With support from Community Futures Peterborough, ARC has unveiled its first product: a restored 1974 Ford Bronco that is now fully electric with the use of upcycled lithium-ion batteries and modernized to meet today's safety standards. (Photo: Lucas Scarfone)

Peterborough start-up ARC Motor Company is transforming iconic classic cars into powerful electric vehicles

With support from Community Futures Peterborough, the innovative business has unveiled its first product, a restored and fully electrified 1974 Ford Bronco.

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