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.
Jordan Lyall is an award-winning wedding and family photographer based out of Peterborough. While she's been doing wedding and family photography for 20 years, she only recently discovered the documentary-style photography that now drives her passion and defines her brand. Lyall captures real-life moments without directing, posing or altering them. This captured moment won Lyall a This is Reportage: Family award. (Photo: Jordan Lyall Photography)

Peterborough’s Jordan Lyall captures real life through her photography

The award-winning photographer is on a mission to change how people think about family photos.
Brothers Andrew and Sean Fitzpatrick will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of their online independent bookstore Take Cover Books with the grand opening of a brick-and-mortar location in Peterborough's East City that will also offer a reading club, book readings and signings, and a community space for other events. The brothers are hosting a grand opening of the bookstore at 59 Hunter Street East on September 9, 2023. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Online bookstore Take Cover Books ready for its next chapter with new bricks-and-mortar location...

Brothers Andrew and Sean Fitzpatrick will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of their independent business with a grand opening on September 9.
Kawarthas Northumberland is promoting its Taste of the Trent-Severn Waterway (TSW) culinary tourism program with a giant fork that's over six feet tall. Pictured at Campbellford's The Dockside Bistro, the giant fork will be passed between businesses participating in the program, both providing a fun photo opportunity for guests and the potential to win fun prizes from some of the businesses. (Photo courtesy of Kawarthas Northumberland / RTO8)

Enjoy a Taste of the Trent-Severn Waterway and find the giant fork

Cafés, restaurants, breweries, and retail businesses in Kawarthas Northumberland communities are offering culinary products inspired by the historic waterway that links them all.
Kara Parcells is a registered dental hygienist and owner of Evolve Dental Hygiene, Lindsay's first independent brick-and-mortar dental hygiene practice. After less than a year in business, Evolve Dental Hygiene will be relocating from its current location in the Adelaide Clinic to a nearby building at 232 Kent Street West this fall. (Photo courtesy of Evolve Dental Hygiene)

Lindsay’s Evolve Dental Hygiene is expanding into its own location this fall

Owner and registered dental hygienist Kara Parcells takes a client-focused approach to dental hygiene.
In 2018, Peterborough photographer Heather Doughty was inspired to start a portrait project that would showcase remarkable local women and encourage them to tell their stories. Inspire: The Women's Portrait Project now includes portraits and stories of over 500 women and has expanded with additional projects featuring inspiring women including FarmHER, She Inspires Me, Mom Bod, and Day of the Girl. Pictured is Doughty (front middle) at the "Inspire-bration" event held at The Venue in Peterborough in January 2020 to celebrate the 2019 Inspire nominees. (Photo: Aleisha Boyd Photography)

Inspire: The Women’s Portrait Project is helping women feel good in their ‘mom bods’

Photographer Heather Doughty launches the 'Mom Bod 2.0' exhibit at VentureNorth in downtown Peterborough on September 17.
Unbeknownst to many visitors and locals alike, about 10 per cent of Algonquin Provincial Park is situated within the Haliburton Highlands and accessible from the Southern Gate, which is much less busy and crowded than the bustling East and West Gates but still gives visitors access to the rugged beauty of the park, including the popular High Falls. (Photo courtesy of Haliburton County Tourism)

Experience the quieter side of Algonquin Park this fall from the South Gate in...

From backcountry camping to hiking, cycling, and even horseback riding, it's a unique region of Ontario's largest provincial park.
The 2023-24 Board of Directors of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough (from left to right): Program Director Tracy Minnema, President Katelyn Kemp, Treasurer Kim Freeburn, Past External Communications Director Grace Terfa, Past President Diane Wolf, Director at Large Pamela Van Nest, Membership Director Nancy Wiskel, Secretary Adeilah Dahlke, and Technical Director Donna Enright. Not pictured are Social Director Rebecca O'Rourke and Internal Communications Director Emily Argyrides. (Photo: Laura De Souza, LD Photography)

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough gets ‘back to the basics’ this season beginning in...

This year's theme of 'Empowered Women ... Empower Women' kicks off with September 6 member meeting featuring guest speaker Maryam Monsef.
Sacha Law and John Eaton of Shipyard Kitchen Party perform in "Tom Thomson's Wake," a folk musical portrait of the famed early 20th-century Canadian landscape artist as told from the perspective of three people who were close with Thomson: A.Y. Jackson (Craig Ashton), Lowery "Larry" Dickson (Dean Hollin), and Winnie Trainer (Julie LeBlanc). Also featuring musicians Jason Murphy, Victoria Yeh, and Jason Redman, the production will be performed at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on September 23, 2023 and at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall in Cobourg on September 30, 2023. (Photo: Trevor Hesselink, Groundswell Photography)

Folk musical about famed Canadian artist Tom Thomson comes to Peterborough and Cobourg on...

Produced by Shipyard Kitchen Party, 'Tom Thomson's Wake' told from perspective of three people who were close to the artist before his mysterious 1917 death.
After the May 2022 derecho wind storm caused much damage to the cabins at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake, owner Ben Samann took the opportunity to have Mortlock Construction manage a project to build nine all-new cabins in six months, with much of the furniture found in the new cabins (such as the pictured coffee table) built from trees that were downed in the storm. (Photo courtesy of Mortlock Construction)

Stoney Lake’s Viamede Resort turned trees downed in last year’s derecho storm into furniture...

Owner Ben Samann hired Mortlock Construction Inc. to rebuild the resort's damaged and aging cabins, which were completed in only six months.
On August 20, 2023, PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary's Sheila Burns and will be celebrating the birthday of the sanctuary's late namesake donkey. PrimRose the donkey was 20 years old in 1994 when Burns adopted her before founding the Roseneath sanctuary in 2001. By the time PrimRose passed away in 2021 in her 47th year, Burns and volunteers were caring for more than 60 donkeys, mules, and other animals at the sanctuary. (Photo courtesy of PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary)

Roseneath’s PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary hosting birthday party on Sunday to celebrate its namesake

PrimRose, who would have been 49 this year, was Sheila Burns' first donkey and the one who inspired the sanctuary,

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