Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
76 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.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury that uprooted her life and changed her career trajectory, Akshana Katoch and her young family chose to relocate in Peterborough where she opened a franchise location of The Ten Spot. Financing support from Community Futures Peterborough helped her hire more staff at her Lansdowne Place Mall salon, a one-stop spot for beauty maintenance. (Photo courtesy of The Ten Spot Peterborough)

‘We fell in love with Peterborough’ says The Ten Spot franchise owner Akshana Katoch

Community Futures Peterborough provided financing to help Katoch hire more staff at her Lansdowne Place beauty salon.
In "County Blooms", a budding new show on Bell Fire TV1, host Jen Pogue visits farms, gardens, shops and studios in Peterborough County to learn all about sustainable floral design from local small businesses. (Photo: Scott Murdoch / Five by Five Photography)

Host Jen Pogue showcases the blooming businesses of Peterborough County in ‘County Blooms’ TV...

Five-episode series kept her motivated after receiving 2021 breast cancer diagnosis just days after Bell Fibe TV1 gave show green light.
Located on County Road 19 between Chemong Road and Hilliard Street just north of the Peterborough city limits, Northview Gardens is an outdoor wedding and event venue featuring a lush garden of greens and perennials, an outdoor ceremony area with a natural wooden archway, a 150-seat reception hall, a rustic outdoor patio and bar, a cozy garden house, and everything else needed for a picturesque wedding or special event. (Photo courtesy of Northview Gardens)

Northview Gardens celebrates 10 years of hosting outdoor weddings and special events

Owners Rose Farthing and David Quist transformed their property just north of Peterborough into a beautiful hidden oasis for celebrations.
Entrepreneur Brad Bourrie (left) has purchased White Electric from Gord White (right), who founded the company in 1978. Bourrie, whose mother is from Garden River First Nation near Sault Ste. Marie, apprenticed with White for almost eight years before obtaining his electrician license. Community Futures Peterborough provided Bourrie with financing and support so he could take over the business from the retiring White. (Photo: Heather Doughty Photography)

Young Indigenous electrician takes over the reins of a 44-year-old company

Entrepreneur Brad Bourrie purchases White Electric from retiring owner with help from Community Futures Peterborough and Kagita Mikam Employment Services.
The Canadian Canoe Museum's curator Jeremy Ward (left) and collections assistant Nicholas VanExan build a steel cradle for one of the more than 600 watercraft that will be moved from the museum's Monaghan Road location to the museum's new home currently under construction at the water's edge on Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

Behind the scenes of the monumental move of The Canadian Canoe Museum’s collection

Museum staff and volunteers are preparing over 600 watercraft as well as other artifacts for their 'final portage' to the museum's new home .
Cottage Vacations offers a range of cottage properties for rent across the Kawarthas region, including this newly renovated cottage in northern Peterborough County. On the shores of picturesque Crystal Lake, this 850-square-foot cottage creates the ultimate coastal escape without the price of flights. The main cottage, which can sleep six, with an additional bunkie makes it a perfect destination for two families to unwind in the summer. (Photo courtesy of Cottage Vacations)

Ontario’s premier cottage rental company Cottage Vacations expands in the Kawarthas

President Jay Katzeff and Kawarthas territory manager Sandra Wilkins help people looking to rent a cottage and owners wanting to rent out their cottage.

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