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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is's managing editor, lead developer, and a contributing writer. When he isn't editing or developing, Bruce enjoys making music, exercising Tess the border collie, and working on his elusive first novel. You can follow him on Twitter at @brucehead or on Google+ at
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, featuring Peterborough's iconic clock tower, is located at 140 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough (photo: Bradley Boyle)

What’s coming up at Peterborough’s Market Hall

Featuring cabaret, virtuoso harmonica, documentary films, classic songs from Hollywood and Broadway, and church services.
The cover of Showplace Performance Centre's Winter/Spring 2017 program. Showplace, which had its official opening show on October 15, 1996, is celebrating its 20th year with a wide range of arts, music, and performance events.

Peterborough’s Showplace has a concert for everyone in its 20th year

Upcoming concerts in February and March range from opera to rock to Celtic folk.
Time-zone inventor Sir Sandford Fleming in 1895 (photo: Wikipedia)

It’s Sir Sandford Fleming’s 190th birthday

Google Doodle honours Scottish-born Peterborough inventor of standard time and Fleming College namesake.
Expanding the vocabulary in crime reports: "perspicacious" and "sagacious" are two of the erudite word choices that appeared in Peterborough Police Service media releases over the holidays

Reporting crime becomes a little more literary in Peterborough

Media releases from the Peterborough Police Service see a vocabulary boost over the holidays
August saw our highest reader traffic of 2016, and unfortunately it wasn't for good news. On August 16th, we reported on the death of Peterborough's much-loved Erica Cherney and, on the same day, we broke the tragic news of the death of Dr. Judith Buys of Cornerstone Family Dentistry in Peterborough, who succumbed to injuries she suffered after an accidental explosion at a cottage she and her husband were visiting. (Photo: Judith Buys / Facebook)

The good and the bad of 2016 in Peterborough & The Kawarthas

More than 230 (mainly good) stories and events we covered in the past year.
Museum supporters celebrate The Canadian Canoe Museum's purchase of a Mercedes Benz van, which will also include a vehicle wrap by Commercial Press & Design, a trailer hitch, and a 20' enclosed trailer (photo: Jessica Fleury / The Canadian Canoe Museum)

New van is early Christmas gift for The Canadian Canoe Museum

After museum loses out on Aviva funding, supporters came together to raise funds for van and equipment.
Willie P. Bennett, pictured here in the 1970s, would have been 65 years old today. He died from a heart attack in his Peterborough home in 2008. (photo: Willie P. Legacy project)

A birthday love letter to Willie P. Bennett from Peterborough

One of Canada's greatest songwriters would have been 65 years old today.
A 2013 concept design for the Parkway bridge crossing Jackson Park, as visualized by AECOM, the consultant hired by the City of Peterborough to complete the Parkway Corridor Class Environmental Assessment. The idea of a highway bridge cutting across greenspace was a rallying point for opposition to the project. (Graphic: AECOM)

Is Peterborough’s Parkway finally dead?

Ontario government requires City of Peterborough to complete a full environmental assessment of proposed highway project
Edmonton artist Jill Stanton on the scissor lift under the Hunter St. Bridge in Peterborough. After completing a pencil outline, she has begun to paint her bloodroot mural design. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Edmonton artist Jill Stanton painting second Hunter St. bridge mural in Peterborough

Stanton's bloodroot-themed design expected to be completed by September.
Bahamas (aka Afie Jurvanen) will kick off the 2016 Peterborough Folk Festival weekend with a ticketed kick-off concert at Showplace Performance Centre on Friday, August 19 (publicity photo)

Bahamas to kick off Peterborough Folk Festival along with local emerging artist Nick Procyshyn

Two days of free concerts in August also feature Born Ruffians, Royal Wood, Craig Cardiff, and a roster of local musicians.


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