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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is's managing editor, chief technical officer, and a contributing writer. If he has any spare time, he enjoys songwriting, playing acoustic guitar, and taking photos of Cait the border collie.
Andy Tough, owner of RMS Events, received the Local Focus award at the 2021 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards event on October 20, 2021, in recognization of the online video performance series featuring Peterborough-area musicians he produced with his wife Linda at their Norwood barn during the pandemic. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of Peterborough Chamber of Commerce video)

Live! at the Barn local music video series one of 26 recipients at 2021...

Other award recipients include Tom Minicola as Business Citizen of the Year and Christine Teixeira and Julia Anderson as Businesswoman of the Year.
Owners Lorraine and Emily Forbes in front of The Cow and Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls. The mother-and-daughter team have completed extensive renovations to the popular restaurant and bar and held a trial opening on October 15, 2021, with an official opening coming soon. (Photo: The Cow and Sow Eatery / Facebook)

businessNOW: newly renovated Cow & Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls set to open soon

Also featuring Peterborough County's Farm Family of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains, Town & Country Marine, Camp Kawartha, Treetop Trekking, and more.
Dr. Peter Quinby, chief scientist with the Peterborough-based non-profit Ancient Forest Exploration & Research, identified the Catchacoma Forest in northern Peterborough County as containing the largest-known stand of old-growth eastern hemlock in Canada. Quinby, along with Katie Krelove of the BC-based non-profit Wilderness Committee and a group of concerned citizens, have been working to protect the old-growth trees from logging. (Photo courtesy of Mitch Bowmile)

Fundraiser underway for documentary film about efforts to protect old-growth trees in Peterborough County’s...

'Conserving Catchacoma' intends to raise awareness about old-growth trees, including largest known stand of old-growth eastern hemlock in Canada.
Amy Simpson of MicroAge Peterborough–Whitby was one of eight business leaders (including two posthumously) who were inducted into Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario's Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony on September 29, 2021 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario)

Eight inductees celebrated at Junior Achievement 2021 Business Hall of Fame Wednesday night

Livestreamed COVID-safe ceremony was held at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.
The iconic Hi Tops restaurant sign originally marked the location of the former Hi Tops restaurant on George Street in downtown Peterborough, which was operated by the Hum family since the early 1900s. The sign then went to The Spill, now closed, and then to Hot Belly Mamma's, which is now also closed. (Photo: Hi Tops / Facebook)

Peterborough’s iconic Hi Tops restaurant sign needs a new home

Originally rescued when Hi Tops closed in 2012, sign was most recently at Hot Belly Mama's until it closed earlier this year.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has unveiled a Survivors' Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021. The flag was developed in collaboration with residential school survivors from Inuit, Mi'kmaq, Atikamekw, Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Mohawk, Dene, Nuu-chah-nulth, Secwepemc, and Métis communities. (Photo: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events in the greater Kawarthas region

Coinciding with Orange Shirt Day, September 30 commemorates the tragic legacy of Canada's residential school system.
Living Local Marketplace at 1179 Chemong Road in Peterborough is the new storefront location for online subscription box service Living Local, owned and operated by Alicia Doris. It opens on September 24, 2021. (Photo: Living Local)

businessNOW: Living Local opening new retail marketplace in Peterborough

Also featuring Peterborough authors Michelle Berry and Joanne Culley, paralegal Rebecca Tripp, Baked 4U bakery under new ownership, and more.
One of the subjects of the documentary "P.S. Burn This Letter Please", 84-year-old George Roth (aka "Rita George") is shown preparing in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of his being named "Miss Fire Island" in Cherry Grove, New York. In the 1950s, Cherry Grove became a "safe haven" for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community who were otherwise ostracized and persecuted for being themselves. (Photo: Zachary Shields)

Free ReFrame Film Festival screening of acclaimed documentary celebrates Pride Week in Peterborough

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' tells the stories of New York City drag queens in the 1950s, when it was illegal to 'masquerade' as a woman.
Members of the Edwards family with palomino mare Calypso with her 10-week-old daughter, who were found at their property a week after going missing from the Chambers' farm in Douro-Dummer Township on August 22, 2021. Despite an extensive search, the Chambers has been unable to find the horses until they were found on the Edwards' property, located three kilometres to the southeast. (Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards)

Missing mare and her foal finally reunited with their Peterborough County owners

Families come together to corral the two horses after they ran away from a Douro-Dummer Township farm a week ago,
A common loon (gavia immer) with two babies. Using 40 years' worth of obervations submiited by citizen scientists to Birds Canada, the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey has confirmed loons are experiencing mysterious declines in the number of chicks surviving to adulthood across southern Canada. (Photo: Mark Peck)

Something is wrong with Canada’s iconic loon

Birds Canada releases 40-year survey showing mysterious declines in the number of common loon chicks surviving to adulthood.

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