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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.
Manjit Minhas (second from left) on the set of the CBC Television series "Dragons' Den" with her fellow Dragons and host Dianne Buckner. Described on her website as "mother, beer baroness, entrepreneur, Dragon", Manjit will be speaking at the Innovation Cluster's Electric City Talks series at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on March 10, 2020 in celebration of International Women's Day. The event is sponsored by Fleming College and will be free for all Fleming College students and $10 for members of the public. (Photo: CBC)

businessNOW – January 21, 2020

Featuring Manjit Minhas speaking in Peterborough, Kawartha Chamber's Digital Main Street initiative, Weston Foods closing Cobourg plant, free pre-apprenticeship programs at Fleming College, and more.
Karen Procyk of Peterborough collects her grand prize of $1,500 in "downtown money" at Wild Rock Outfitters on 169 Charlotte Street after her Holiday Shopping Passport was drawn at the culmination of the annual initiative by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) to encourage people to choose local. Also pictured is DBIA executive director Terry Guiel (left) and Wild Rock Outfitters co-owner Kieran Andrews. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

businessNOW – January 14, 2020

Featuring a successful Holiday Shopping Passport program in downtown Peterborough, You're Welcome, Omorfia, Starks Barber Company, Community Futures Peterborough, and more.
Peterborough-born country music artist Tebey will be performing with Matt Lang at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on January 29, 2020. (Publicity photo)

musicNOW – January 2020

Featuring I The Mountain, Two Strangers, Alex Cuba, Look Ahead, Jocelyn Gould, Tebey with Matt Lang, and Classic Albums Live.
Huge Shops Ontario has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to open a cannabis retail store at 225 George Street North in downtown Peterborough. The Toronto-based cannabis retailer originally proposed a store to be located at the plaza at Fowlers Corners in Kawartha Lakes but decided to move the proposed store after municipal zoning issues were identified with that location. (Photo: Bruce Head /

businessNOW – January 7, 2020

Featuring Huge Shops' proposed cannabis store in downtown Peterborough, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Starter Company Plus, Digital Tranformation Grants, Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society, and more.
This building at 225 George Street North, near the corner of Sherbrooke Street in downtown Peterborough, is the new proposed location of the first legal cannabis store in the Kawarthas. Toronto-based cannabis retailer Huge Shops Ontario Inc. was originally authorized to open its "Grower's Retail" store in the plaza at Fowlers Corners outside the city limits, but has since applied to move the store to downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Downtown Peterborough may be the new location of the first legal cannabis store in...

Huge Shops originally proposed opening Grower's Retail store in Fowlers Corners.
Canadian space robotics company MDA Corporation built the Canadarm robotic arm for NASA's space shuttle program. Peterborough-raised billionaire Jim Balsillie is one of a consortium of Canadian investors acquiring MDA Corporation, headed by Peterborough native Mike Greenley, from its American parent company. (Photo: NASA)

businessNOW – December 31, 2019

Featuring MDA Corporation, Peterborough's downtown farmers' markets, Scotiabank Port Hope, South Bay Marketing and Events, Starter Company Plus, and more.
A collage of photos from 16 of our 19 most-read and most-shared stories of 2019.

Our 19 most popular stories of 2019

Our most-read and most-shared stories about Peterborough and the Kawarthas in the past year.
Our look back at business and organizational news in 2019 in Peterborough and the Kawarthas includes this past summer's launch of the Trent-Severn Trail Town program, Canada's first waterway "trail town" program that links communities along the Trent-Severn Waterway (including Campbellford, Hastings, Lakefield, Buckhorn, Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Coboconk, and Rosedale) to encourage regional tourism and support local business. Pictured at the August 22nd launch at Ranney Falls (Locks 11-12) in Campbellford (from left to right): Cycle Forward founder and trail town consultant Amy Camp, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd, Kawarthas Northumberland/Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) Executive Director Brenda Wood, Parks Canada Associate Director for Ontario Waterways Dwight Blythe, and Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini. (Photo courtesy of RTO8)

businessNOW – Our top business headlines from 2019

A look back at the top business and organizational news from the past year.
Six local small business owners have each received a $5,000 micro-grant to help them grow their businesses under the Starter Company Plus program, funded by the Ontario government and administered through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre. From left to right: Rooted Lavender, Organized by Design, Wilde Beauty, Kawartha Complete Care, Your Second Family - Respite Services, and B & B Game Designs. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

businessNOW – December 10, 2019

Featuring Starter Company Plus funding for six local entrepreneurs, Watson & Lou winning downtown Peterborough holiday window contest, Ontario government investing $1.5 million in local aviation and aerospace sector, and more.
Sandra Young has opened a new vintage clothing shop called Statement House at 378 Water Street in downtown Peterborough. The retail shop specializes in vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1960s, and also carries new or gently used items with a vintage or retro feel. (Photo courtesy of Statement House)

businessNOW – December 3, 2019

Featuring new vintage clothing shop Statement House in downtown Peterborough, an award for The Kawartha Store in Fenelon Falls, Crayola Canada donating $45,132 to the United Way, and more.

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