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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.
Peterborough native Matthew Finlan as Jerald Baxter in the romantic thriller "Brazen", currently the most-viewed show on Netflix in Canada. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Peterborough native Matthew Finlan stars in Netflix’s number one show

The PCVS graduate plays the key role of Jerald Baxter in the romantic thriller 'Brazen'.
Beau Dixon (right) as the Martian prime minister in the season finale of the critically acclaimed television series "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Peterborough’s Beau Dixon appears in ‘The Expanse’ and ‘Station Eleven’

Actor plays Martian prime minister in series finale of 'The Expanse' and as The Tuba in four episodes of 'Station Eleven'.
Seven-year-old Callan "Coach Cal" Perks of Lakefield appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 5, 2022, where his motivational speech to Ellen brought the talk-show host to tears. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of YouTube video)

Lakefield’s famous 7-year-old ‘Coach Cal’ appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Callan Perks brings Ellen to tears after he gives her a motivational speech.
One of the most significant and impactful stories of 2021 was the May discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. The story, which made headlines around the world, once again shining a terrible light on Canada's treatment of its Indigenous peoples. In June, a group of Indigenous women from Nogojiwanong-Peterborough created a makeshift memorial on the steps of Peterborough City Hall to honour the memory of the children. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

kawarthaNOW’s top 21 stories of 2021

Our most-read, most-shared, and most interesting stories from the past 12 months.
"Questionable Taste" host Ray Galletti with Lakefield-born musician Royal Wood during episode four of the cooking show filmed in Peterborough and broadcast on Bell Fibe TV. The six-episode series, which will be released on YouTube in 2022, features celebrity guests attempting to recreate a favourite recipe with at least one locally sourced ingredient. (Photo courtesy of Chad Maker)

‘Questionable Taste’ cooking show filmed in Peterborough highlights local food in the Kawarthas region

Peterborough natives Chad Maker, Kirk Comrie, and Michael Hurcomb are behind six-part series hosted by actor Ray Galletti and featuring celebrity guests.
The unusual ring-shaped cloud as seen from the City of Peterborough on December 14, 2021. (Photo: Michael Morritt)

Circular cloud seen across Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tuesday afternoon prompts speculation

Unusual cloud formation was most likely a remnant of a rare 'fallstreak hole'.
Peterborough city council has voted to designate the entirety of Jackson Park, along with the adjacent Hamilton Park, as a cultural heritage landscape under the Ontario Heritage Act. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)

Peterborough’s Jackson Park and Hamilton Park to be designated as a ‘cultural heritage landscape’

Peterborough city council unanimously supports decision, eight years after city proposed building four-lane bridge over Jackson Park.
In the City of Kawartha Lakes, 70 per cent of food bank visitors cite social assistance as their primary source of income. This reflects the findings of Feed Ontario's 2021 Hunger Report, which has found that the use of food banks has increased by 10 per cent since the onset of the pandemic and calls on the Ontario government to address the province’s income security and affordability issues immediately. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Food Source)

Income insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic is driving food bank use in Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes Food Source endorses Feed Ontario's call for Ontario government to address province's income security and affordability issues.
Enniskillen General Store, a family-owned business with locations in Enniskillen, Port Perry, Bowmanville, and Oshawa, is hosting a grand opening celebration of its new Peterborough location in Marsdale Plaza across from Beavermead Park on November 19, 2021. (Photo: Enniskillen General Store)

businessNOW: Enniskillen General Store opens new location in Peterborough

Also featuring Sir Sam's Ski and Ride, Noblegen, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Caitlin Smith, Capitol Theatre, and more.
Owen Stahn, Griffin Clark, and Kate Suhr performing original music by Beau Dixon and David Tough for 4th Line Theatre's 2019 production of Beau Dixon's "Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable" at the Winslow Farm in Millbrook. A cast recording of all eight of the production's original songs is now available, along with a short documentary film about the making of the cast recording. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

4th Line Theatre releases cast recording of songs from Beau Dixon’s hit 2019 rock...

Eight original songs written by Dixon and David Tough for 'Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable' now available for streaming, along with 'making of' documentary.

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