Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
A public meeting regarding the alarming increase in opioid-related deaths and overdoses in Peterborough drew a large crowd on June 12, 2019 at the Lions' Community Centre. Whitepath Consulting and Counselling Services owner Peggy Shaughnessy, PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network) executive director Kim Dolan, and Peterborough Deputy Police Chief Tim Farquharson spoke at the meeting. (Photo: Brock Grills / Facebook)

Public meeting on Peterborough’s opioid crisis draws large crowd

'The scale of this crisis is unlike anything we've ever seen' says one frontline worker.
Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was joined by Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien on Monday morning (June 10) as she took questions from the media, following a 30-minute private discussion between the two politicians about the growing opioid crisis in the City of Peterborough that has seen an alarming increase in overdoses this year. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough’s growing opioid crisis discussed by Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Mayor Diane...

Two politicians united in their call for more open discussion and related action in response to dramatic increases in deaths and overdoses.
Showplace Performance Centre has three spaces available for rent: the Erica Cherney Theatre, the Nexicom Studio, and the main lobby. The Nexicom Sutdio can seat 100 people comfortably, with a maximum capacity 200 people, and includes standard bar services. (Photo courtesy of Showplace Performance Centre)

For your next event, Showplace wants you to ‘Think Inside the Theatre’

With its affordable and versatile spaces and experienced staff, downtown Peterborough venue can accommodate events both big and small.
Nick Cliteur, the 49th commander of the Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron, was front and centre on June 7, 2019 at the Marshland Centre in Lakefield as the squadron formally marked its 60th anniversary. A number of past commanders were on hand for the event as the organization celebrated six decades of ensuring on-water safety for vessel operators on waterways throughout Peterborough and the Kawarthas. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron marks 60 years of keeping boaters safe

With a membership of more than 160 volunteers, organization remains committed to the safety of all who enjoy the region's numerous waterways
Common Loon American Pale Ale is a flagship brew of the Bobcaygeon Brewing Company. Like most other craft breweries in the Kawarthas, the brewery's co-founder and president Richard Wood is cautiously optimistic that beer sales in convenience stores will benefit his brewery. (Photo: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company)

Most craft breweries in the Kawarthas cautiously optimistic about corner store beer sales

Impact on exposure and sales would depend on how new system will operate.
Juno award-winning alt-rocker Dallas Green, who performs as City and Colour, will be opening Peterborough Musicfest at Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough with a solo acoustic show on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Publicity photo)

City and Colour to open Peterborough Musicfest this summer with a solo acoustic show

Other performers include K-OS, The Reklaws, The Sheepdogs, 54-40, Chad Brownlee, and Dwayne Gretzky.
Washboard Hank is one of many Peterborough musicians who will be performing at the "Awesome and Then Some" benefit concert at Showplace Performance Centre on the afternoon of Sunday, May 26th. The show will raise funds for autism research at three Ontario universities. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

Autism research benefit concert on May 26 promises to be ‘Awesome And Then Some’

Sean Eyre and Morris Turney host family-friendly fundraiser at Showplace Performance Centre featuring long-time Peterborough musicians.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman's new album "Median Age Wasteland" is about the obsession with youth in the music industry. The 44-year-old Juno Award winner is performing at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on May 23, 2019. (Publicity photo)

Ever-busy Hawksley Workman bringing his new music to the Market Hall in Peterborough on...

Singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist makes Peterborough an early stop on tour supporting his latest album 'Median Age Wasteland'.
Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Peterborough's medical officer of health, has invited Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith to spend a day with her so he better understands what the work of public health and the medical officer of health entails. Smith has publicly accused her of fear mongering about the impacts of proposed changes to the public health system in an effort to protect her own job. (Photo: Peterborough Public Health)

Peterborough’s medical officer of health invites local MPP to spend a day in her...

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra says a major concern is lack of any consultation prior to announcement of $200 million cut to public health funding.
Singer-songwriter and pianist Carrie Alice Williams will perform an intimate evening of music at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on June 5, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Alice Williams)

Neil Young’s brother Bob Young wants you to experience the musical talent of singer-songwriter...

Williams, who opened for Neil Young in January and has been invited to open for him again in May, will perform at the Market Hall in Peterborough on June 5.

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