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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 makes music, works on his elusive first novel, and posts photos of Tess the border collie.
In a pre-recorded video, Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs in Peterborough aceepts the Women's Business Network of Peterborough's Businesswoman of the Year (Entrepreneur), presented at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2020 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards online ceremony on October 21, 2020. The Women's Business Network of Peterborough also named the Chamber's own Sandra Dueck as Businesswoman of the Year (Organization). (YouTube screenshot)

Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs and Ian Scates of Central Smith among those honoured...

Peterborough Chamber's annual awards ceremony went online this year to recognize more than 50 local businesses and individuals.
Hard Winter Bakery, owned by Graham Thoem and Jessica Arsenault, is now open at 133 Hunter Street East in Peterborough's East City, just across the street from the Liftlock Foodland. (Photo: Bruce Head /

businessNOW: Hard Winter Bakery opens in Peterborough’s East City

Also featuring Dan Joyce Clothing in Peterborough, Million Dollar Makeover Program in Kawartha Lakes, and other business and organizational news from Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
A finalist explains his business idea in the 2019 Pitch It! entrepreneurial competition for Trent University and Fleming College students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finalists in this year's competition will make video pitches to a panel of judges for a change to win cash prizes. The deadline for submissions to the 2020 competition is Friday, October 9th. (Photo courtesy of Innovation Cluster)

businessNOW: Pitch It! competition opens for Trent and Fleming students

Also featuring Peterborough Family Health Team, United Way Peterborough and District, TVM Group, Walker Geale-Barker Law, Pizza by The Bakery, Tall Birches, and more.
Zingha owners Cheryl Edwards (left) and Charmaine Magumbe (right) with Jalen Brink at the launch of the Afrocentric social business at the Silver Bean Cafe in Peterborough on September 5, 2020. The business specializes in Afrocentric merchandise and is also a self-education resource for people who wish to increase inclusiveness as well as eliminate sexism and anti-black racism. (Photo: Branden McCrea)

businessNOW: new Afrocentric social business Zingha launches in Peterborough

Also featuring United Way Peterborough, Jason Wilkins, Miskin Law, and funding opportunities for businesses and organizations.
Peterborough-based singer-songwriter Evangeline Gentle, whose critically acclaimed self-titled debut album was released internationally in August, will be performing a livestreamed concert with a full band on September 5, 2020. (Photo: Mark L. Craighead)

Critically acclaimed Peterborough singer-songwriter Evangeline Gentle performs livestreamed concert on September 5

Concert with local musicians Nick Ferrio, Derek Ball, and Matt Greco celebrates international release and vinyl version of Gentle's self-titled debut album .
One of several photos of garbage left behind by visitors shared on Facebook by Ontario Parks, the government agency responsible for 340 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves in Ontario. Littering at provincial parks has increased this pandemic summer, and parks staff have been "working tirelessly" to clean it up. (Photo: Ontario Parks / Facebook)

‘These photos break our hearts’ says Ontario Parks after mounds of trash left behind...

Facebook post by Ontario Parks showing photos of garbage at Ontario's provincial parks goes viral.
Peterborough illustrator and muralist Jason Wilkins has a new studio located at 383 George Street in downtown Peterborough. He is planning to offer workshops for both adults and children in the new space this fall. (Photo courtesy of Jason Wilkins)

businessNOW: New studio space for popular Peterborough illustrator and muralist Jason Wilkins

Also featuring community donations from AON Inc. and Fenelon Falls Brewing Co., Starter Company fall intake, and more.
Local artist Bethany LeBlonc recently transformed this needle drop box in Peterborough's Millennium Park into a work of practical public art. Her colourful design also includes a map of social support resources available in downtown Peterborough for people who are disposing of used needles in the box. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Peterborough artist turns a needle drop box into practical public art

Bethany LeBlonc one of the local artists commissioned by PARN and Artspace to transform the boxes.
A media release from parent company Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp states that Happy Dayz at 291 George Street North in downtown Peterborough will open on August 13, 2020, although the store's signage as of August 10 still reads "opening soon". (Photo: Bruce Head /

Downtown Peterborough’s second legal cannabis store set to open on August 13

Happy Dayz at 291 George Street North previously sold cannabis accessories.
How much is that doggie in the window? Nebula, one of the puppies from Karolina's Border Collies in Ennismore, in a scene from the second season two of Netflix's hit show "The Umbrella Academy". (Photo: Netflix)

Ennismore border collie puppies star in Netflix’s hit show The Umbrella Academy

Puppies from Karolina's Border Collies appear in third episode of second season.

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