Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
213 Articles
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.
For 12 years, Selwyn's Lakeshore Designs has been decorating the grand prize cottages in the Princess Margaret lotteries with expert touches from owner and principal designer Angela Jones. Pictured is the main living space in the $2.8-million grand prize in this summer's The Princess Margaret Cottage Lottery, an almost 3,000-square-foot open-concept cottage on Buckhorn Lake. (Photo: Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)

How Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs styled this summer’s Princess Margaret lottery cottages

For 12 years, owner and principal designer of Selwyn company has been adding her expert touches to the lottery's cottage prizes.
A retired municipal politician, Haliburton Highlands resident Larry O'Connor wasn't taught about his Anishinaabe (Odawa) Métis heritage during his childhood. In the early 1990s, when the Métis Nation of Ontario was established, he began exploring his family's roots and is now a recognized member of the Sheshegwaning First Nation band. (Photo courtesy of Larry O'Connor)

Haliburton Highlands resident Larry O’Connor will never stop sharing stories of Indigenous culture

On his Canoe FM radio show 'Tales of the Big Canoe', the Odawa Anishinaabe Metis Knowledge Holder interviews Indigenous people from every walk of life.
Haliburton Highlands resident Olivia Irvine was just 11 years old when she started Roasty Toasty Campfire Company two years ago. Inspired by a financial book she read, combined with her interest in her father's own small business and her own dream to go to college or university, Olivia began by selling firewood and expanded her business to offer everything needed for a night by the campfire, including fire pits, camp chairs, apparel, and more. (Photo: Haliburton County Economic Development & Tourism)

13-year-old Haliburton Highlands entrepreneur Olivia Irvine is an inspiration to her community

Roasty Toasty Campfire Company sells everything you need for an evening around the campfire from firewood to sweaters, camp chairs, and fire rings.
Fifteen years ago, Verne and Angella Windrem launched Green Street to share their love for electric bikes. At the time, in Ontario, e-bikes were only being piloted, and the husband-and-wife duo felt much resistance to them. Now, sales are continuing to increase, and e-bikes are seen all over the streets. Green Street sells e-bikes, e-bike accessories, and does repairs on both electric and traditional e-bikes. (Photo courtesy of Green Street)

Peterborough’s Green Street celebrates 15 years of selling e-bikes

Driven by their eco-conscious values, owners Angella and Verne Windrem were among the first to begin to sell e-bikes in Ontario.
Sandra Morrison became a "bee hero" last year during the annual Bee a Hero Competition created by the Kawartha Lakes and the Kawartha Lakes Environmental Action Committee by transforming grass and weeds into this pollinator-friendly garden featuring native plants and shrubs including over 25 different plant and flower species. This year's Bee a Hero Garden Challenge is open for submissions until September 15. (Photo courtesy of City of Kawartha Lakes)

‘Bee a hero’ in Kawartha Lakes by growing a pollinator-friendly garden

Fourth annual Kawartha Lakes Bee a Hero Garden Challenge open for submissions until September 15.
Peterborough's fusion electric violinist Victoria Yeh has created a six-concert music series called "Travel by Sound" running from September to December in Peterborough and Cobourg. As well as live music, ticket holders get exclusive pre-show specials at local eateries, discounts for overnight stays at local accommodations, and more. (Photo: Trevor Hesselink / Groundswell Photography)

Peterborough violinist Victoria Yeh’s ‘Travel by Sound’ series turns live music into a complete...

Fusion electric violinist is partnering with local restaurants and accommodations in Peterborough and Cobourg to give ticket holders specials and discounts.
Kelli Marshall is an Anishinaabe from the Mississauga territory of Hiawatha First Nation, representing the Pike Clan. While she has used dance as a method of healing from a young age, she didn't explore the traditional dance forms of her Indigenous culture and heritage until she was in her 30s. Now, through her role as the Indigenous enrolment advisor for the First People's House of Learning at Trent University, she is helping Indigenous learners connect to their culture and heritage. (Photo courtesy of Public Energy)

Kelli Marshall helps reconnect Indigenous people with their culture through traditional dance

Now an Indigenous enrolment advisor at Trent University, Marshall was disconnected from her own Anishinaabe heritage for most of her life.
Non-profit organization Stand Up for Student Well-Being is hosting a four-day Summer Comedy Camp at Peterborough's The Theatre on King from August 22 to 25, 2023 for youth aged 10 to 16. The camp aims to build confidence while developing skills in performance, creative writing, and public speaking. Pictured is a 2022 summer camp in Cobourg led by Marc Hallworth and James Island with special guest Betty Baker, who will also be making an appearance during the Peterborough camp. (Photo: Stand Up for Student Well-Being)

Stand Up for Student Well-Being’s summer comedy camp coming to downtown Peterborough this summer

From August 22 to 25 at The Theatre On King, youth aged 10 to 16 will work with trained comedians to develop and perform their own stand-up comedy routines.
Toronto-based comedian Steph Tolev is bringing her Filth Queen Tour to Peterborough's Market Hall on August 3, 2023. Last year, Tolev was featured in a Netflix comedy special and also opened for well-known American comedian Bill Burr. As the name of her tour suggests, Tolev will be performing her raunchy stand-up material as well as working the audience. (Photo: Van Corona)

From Netflix to Peterborough: Steph Tolev is bringing her raunchy stand-up to the Market...

Toronto comedian, who has a family cottage in North Kawartha, is performing on August 3 as part of her Filth Queen Tour.
A scene from the 2011 production of Robert Winslow's "The Cavan Blazers" at 4th Line Theatre's Winslow Farm in Millbrook. The play, which launched 4th Line Theatre in 1992 and has since been staged five times, returns for its sixth remounting from August 1 to 26, 2023. (Photo: Wayne Eardley / Brookside Studios)

Flagship production ‘The Cavan Blazers’ returns to Millbrook’s 4th Line Theatre in August

Back by popular demand for the sixth time, play dramatizes 19th-century conflicts between local Protestant and Catholic Irish settlers.

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