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.
ReFrame Film Festival's festival director Kait Dueck (kneeling) with Showplace Performance Centre volunteers at the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival. Preparations are underway for the 20th anniversary festival in 2024, which will continue the online screenings that began during the pandemic but will reintroduce a series of in-person events. (Photo: Amelia Foley)

Peterborough’s ReFrame gearing up for 20th anniversary film festival with both online and in-person...

Only months away from the annual festival, ReFrame is hosting a miniseries full of award-winning films presented by the Peterborough DBIA.
On September 7, 2023, the Personal Care Bank outside of 14 Alexander Avenue in Peterborough was ripped off its post and thrown into the windshield of the car parked in the driveway. Owners Coralee Leroux and Blake Sproule were woken up by the destruction, shocked and saddened not only by the damage to their property but that someone would vandalize a community-run initiative that offers free personal care products to those in need in the community. (Photo: @tpcb_ptbo / Instagram)

Vandals throw one of Peterborough’s charitable Personal Care Banks into owner’s windshield

Both of Peterborough's banks, which offer free personal care products to those in need in the community, have been vandalized in past week.
Entrepreneurs Tavlyn Evans and Crystal Walker of Sage Beauty, a day spa in Peterborough, one of six small businesses to receive a $5,000 microgrant after participating in spring 2023 intake of the Starter Company Plus program offered by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's Business Advisory Centre. Applications for the fall 2023 intake, which will see the program return to in-person classes at VentureNorth in downtown Peterborough, are open until September 30. (Photo: Sage Beauty / Facebook)

Starter Company Plus program for Peterborough-area entrepreneurs returns to in-person classes for fall intake

Applications are open until September 30 for business training program offered by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's Business Advisory Centre.
Sam Sayer (left), owner of downtown Peterborough's Sam's Place Deli, has soft launched a new wienery located directly behind the deli at 188 Hunter Street, serving up beef, pork, vegetarian hot dogs that can be purchased plain or loaded in classic and one-of-a-kind styles. (Photo: Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area)

Hot dog! Peterborough’s Sam’s Place Deli has launched a new ‘wienery’

Now in its soft launch, the downtown wienery offers loaded beef, pork, and vegetarian hot dogs and more.
YES Shelter for Youth and Families is seeking community support in raising $200,000 for repairs which will address the structural, functional, and safety issues within the shelter's building at 196 Brock Street in downtown Peterborough and create a more welcoming and inviting space to the clients seeking the shelter's services. Having raised over $120,000 since February, the shelter has already completed some of the needed repairs. (Photo courtesy of YES Shelter for Youth and Families)

Peterborough’s YES Shelter for Youth and Families raises over $120,000 towards building repairs

$200,000 YES Shelter Repair Project will include washroom renovations, structural repairs, safety upgrades, fence replacement, and more.
Durham-based Dent Tech Inc. has recently opened a new office in Lindsay to offer the company's paintless dent removal to area residents whose vehicles were damaged in the August 3, 2023 hailstorm. President and CEO Warren Bell wants vehicle owners with comprehensive insurance coverage to know they have options when it comes to their repairs, and they don't have to go to the traditional body shop they are referred to by their insurance company. (Photo courtesy of Dent Tech Inc.)

Dent Tech Inc. brings paintless dent removal to Lindsay after August’s ‘catastrophic’ hailstorm

Durham-based company has nearly 30 years of experience repairing automobile hail damage without ruining a vehicle's finish or value.
In April 2022, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region helped 41 individuals, seniors, couples, and families become homeowners with the completion of Phase One of the 33 Leahy's Lane multi-residential condominium. Habitat is now raising funds to support the completion of the Phase Two 12-unit affordable condo development at 21 Leahy's Lane, including through the inaugural "Sunday Dinner at the ReStore" fundraiser at the Peterborough North ReStore on October 22, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region)

‘Sunday Dinner at the ReStore’ on October 22 raising funds for 12-unit affordable condo...

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region invites supporters to come together as a family and enjoy a shared meal while supporting affordable homeownership.
"Moon of the Crusted Snow" by Waubgeshig Rice, a 2018 post-apocalyptic thriller set in a small Anishinaabe community, was chosen earlier this year for the Peterborough Public Library's inaugural "One Book, One Ptbo" event. The event aims to build community through a shared reading experience, with several book-related events this fall leading up to the grand finale when the author will visit the library for a reading and interview. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Library)

‘One Book, One Ptbo’ is building community through the shared experience of reading the...

Peterborough Public Library is hosting events this fall for this year's selection, 'Moon of the Crusted Snow' by Waubgeshig Rice, including an author reading at the library.
Canadian comedian Deborah Kimmett is making her return to Peterborough with her hit show "Overnight Sensation" in the Nexicom Studio at Showplace Performance Centre on October 19, 2023. Combining her stand-up and storytelling with music by blues singer Kim Pollard, Kimmett will talk about turning 65 and ageism, auditioning for the nursing home, getting along with neighbours, dealing with hecklers, and more. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Kimmett)

Comedian Deborah Kimmett makes a hilarious return to Peterborough with her new show ‘Overnight...

October 19 performance downstairs at Showplace Performance Centre will be a funny and touching commentary on ageism, getting along with neighbours, and much more.
Tyrone Flowers first moved to Peterborough with his spouse Lauren Mortlock five years ago with the goal of opening their own restaurant. In May, after two decades working in every from dishwasher to bartender and chef, Flowers opened The Vine, offering a menu focused on seafood and plant-based options to pair with a weekend brunch. The Vine is more than a restaurant, with bread loaves available wholesale on weekends and special events like drag shows and movie nights coming soon. (Photo courtesy of The Vine)

Downtown Peterborough’s new pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan restaurant The Vine is serving up something...

Tyrone Flowers and Lauren Mortlock's restaurant now has its liquor licence, has launched a new menu, and has some special events coming for fall.

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