39 Signs You Went To Trent U #TrentU

Image via @MitchChampagne

Image via @MitchChampagne

With September rolling around, many students are starting at or returning to Trent U. Trent alumni might well feel nostalgia when they read this list of signs they went to this awesome U...

1. You know the joys of two reading weeks

2. ISW week means something to you

3. You partied hard at the Commoner, then stumbled home across the bridge to Champlain or LEC, or tried to find your house at Otonabee—er, was it G or H or...? 

4. You've taken part in the Great Race

5. You've totally rocked HOTT

6. Harvest Weekend was a much needed break

7. You played ultimate frisbee—whether or not you were good

Our Aaron Elliott (far left) during his (all-star?) Trent Ultimate Frisbee Days

Our Aaron Elliott (far left) during his (all-star?) Trent Ultimate Frisbee Days

8. Bata library became your second home

9. You listened to "Closer to Fine". A lot.

10. You accidently got on the George St N. bus at least once or twice instead of the East Bank one

11. You listened to Trent Radio. Or were on it. Or hosted a show

12. You had existential, philosophical conversations at the Only Cafe, and solved many of the world's problems there

13. You pulled an "all nighter" at the Piggy/Trash instead of studying

14. You've won a peanut race

15. You were at Bacchus

16. You've fallen asleep, and maybe snored loudly, during a early morning lecture at Wenjack theatre (after a late night out)

17. You jumped in the Otonabee

18. You know what the love shack is at Club Vibe (and hopefully you avoided participating in it!)

19. You styled with your headband, wristbands and high socks playing squash at the AC

20. You dreaded walking across the bridge in the dead of winter

21. Your name was somewhere on a desk at SC 137

22. You ate at the Great Hall at Champlain College

23. You attended a Stop Light Ceilie

24. You welcomed turning onto the 115 to head back to Trent

25. The bookstore became the bane of your existence

26. You played hacky sack. Lots

27. You played at Justin Chiu stadium

28. You attempted to walk the drumlin

29. You've reenacted the scene (in your head, at least) from The Sword in the Stone with the Trent Sword sculpture

30. You've earned your Pig's Ear Diploma (below, Prof. Symons getting his)

31. You knew a guy named Cowboy

32. You had Birkenstocks before they were cool

33. You fell in love—both with Peterborough and maybe with that someone special

34. You knew Paul Wilson

35. You were on a first name basis with all your profs

36. You were in a band, or knew someone forming a band in your hallway dorm

37. You wore plaid and had a beard

38. Getting your class schedule and realizing you had to be on the main campus, then a class at Traill College, then a class at Peter Robinson. Doh

39. You ordered greasy pizza late at night, hung out with your dorm mates, and watched David Letterman.

***Add to our list here!

—by Aaron Elliott and Neil Morton

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We Like The Sounds Of Silver Bean Bay #SilverBeanBay

Silver Bean Bay

Silver Bean Bay

The Silver Bean—Peterborough's waterfront cottage café on the Otonabee—is on a pretty little bay.

And Lloyd Graham—who runs the popular Peterborough Pedal 'N' Paddle below the Bean—has coined a term for it: Silver Bean Bay. We love it.

It's like, "Hey, what are you doing today?" "Well, we're heading down to Silver Bean Bay!"

Let's put that on maps. We dig it, tourists will dig it.

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Peterborough Girl Turns 8, Asks For Donations To Humane Society Instead Of Birthday Presents

Georgia Dueck is an amazing girl. For her 8th birthday Wednesday (August 26th), she asked that in lieu of presents for her, her friends bring donations for the Peterborough Humane Society.

Georgia with all the donations her friends brought

Georgia with all the donations her friends brought

"The idea started for Georgia when we adopted our cat Sumo from the Humane Society in December 2013," her proud mom, Sandra, tells PTBOCanada. "Sumo was one of four cats left in a duffle bag outside the shelter two or three weeks before Christmas that year."

Sumo: Adopted from the Peterborough Humane Society

Sumo: Adopted from the Peterborough Humane Society

"When it came time to plan her 7th birthday that year, Georgia asked if she could do something for the Humane Society, like ask her friends to bring donations instead of gifts," Sandra says.

Georgia designed her jar label and her parents—Sandra and Jeff—told her friends what she was doing. For her 7th birthday, Georgia raised about $160 in cash and online donations—and about another $75 to $100 in pet supplies. This year, for her 8th birthday, she raised over $200 in cash and online donations and another $75 to $100 in supplies. 

"Needless to say, we’re very proud of her and her giving spirit," Sandra tells PTBOCanada. 

Kudos to Georgia, and her friends for their giving spirit.

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The Charming Amusé Coffee Shop Opens On George St.

A totally charming new coffee shop called Amusé Coffee Shop has opened at 641 George St. N. Make sure to check it out. Here are some pictures below from the shop's Facebook page.

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19 Back To School Safety Tips For Students, Families & Motorists

19 Back To School Safety Tips For Students, Families & Motorists

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Pagoda Bridge In Jackson Park To Undergo Restoration

The City of Peterborough has hired Wilson Carpentry from Peterborough to undertake an extensive restoration of the Pagoda Bridge located in Jackson Park. The project will address structural and roof components required due to significant deterioration.

File Photo By Evan Holt

File Photo By Evan Holt

Work is scheduled to start this week and will continue for eight to 10 weeks. This preservation project is important, as the bridge is a significant piece of Peterborough's architectural heritage.

In order to ensure public and worker safety, the bridge—which made our list of top romantic spots in Peterborough—will be closed to pedestrian travel beginning August 27th for about six weeks. Pedestrians should plan alternate routes during this period.

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Look At This Awesome "Wanted: Boyfriend" Poster In Downtown Peterborough

Ryan Lalonde spotted this gem on a signboard in downtown Peterborough. Too funny.

(A love of bacon appears to be an important prerequisite.)

So yea, you just never know what you're going to spot on Peterborough signboards.

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Peterborough Police Just Helped Crack An International Case Involving A Man Preying On Kids Online

Peterborough Police Service have assisted in a joint investigation with Homeland Security that has lead to the arrest of a Louisiana man charged with a sextortion scheme involving children.

Here's how police worked with other forces to crack the case:

In November of 2014, Peterborough Police Service Constable Stephen Cox attended an address in Lakefield and spoke with a 12-year-old girl who was being extorted through an online app for nude images by an adult male.

Detective Ryan Wilson of the Peterborough Police Service conducted a follow-up and obtained a suspect’s IP address by means of a Production Order and determined that the suspect resided in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 
The reports of Constable Cox and Detective Wilson were forwarded to the Department of Homeland Security in Ottawa and eventually to the Baton Rouge field office in Louisiana.

The District Attorney in the State of Louisiana advised Peterborough Police that because of their investigation, a warrant was executed in Louisiana where at least four other victims were identified in various locations across the United States.
 
As result of the joint investigation, the accused Matthew Chaney Walker, 25, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is facing a number of charges including extortion, production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography and forfeiture.
 
“The work of Constable Cox and Detective Wilson was exemplary and demonstrates the benefits of both our generalist philosophy and collaborative approach,” says Detective Staff Sergeant Lynne Buehler, Peterborough Police Service.

“The benefits of our force having a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is apparent in this case. Detective Wilson represented our Service with the highest professionalism, which contributed to the successful investigation and prosecution of this case,” adds Detective Buehler.

The investigation of this case is ongoing. To date, four female child victims have been identified and law enforcement is attempting to confirm the identity of other victims.
 
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim is encouraged to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122.

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Your Child Can Learn About Taking School Bus At Lansdowne Place First Rider Sessions

This is a great opportunity for parents to get their young kids onto a bus before the first day of school so they know what's happening and aren't caught off guard!

There are "First Rider" sessions at Lansdowne Place Centre Court (near the escalators) taking place Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th.

"First Rider" allows students—and their parents—to become familiar with the bus riding experience (and important safety rules) in advance of the new school year through this unique hands-on free event.

Registration is not required for these sessions, and the Dates & Times are as follows:
Friday, August 28th > ongoing sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, August 29th -> ongoing sessions from 9 am to 1 pm

**Please spread the word on your social media channels to parents about these sessions.

—By Aaron Elliott

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Look At This New Super Slide The Otters Have At Riverview Park & Zoo

The zoo animal care staff have constructed some amazing new fun for the otters in the form of a terrific water slide. Take a look at these...

photo by Emma Whitehouse

photo by Emma Whitehouse

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