Authors Articles by Bruce Head

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.
Man in financial distress

Opinion: It’s time for Canada’s big banks to step up and provide real COVID-19...

Banks will actually profit from the crisis when customers have to pay extra interest on deferred loan payments.
Kyla Gutsche (left), owner and operator of Cosmetic Transformations in Peterborough, with some of the medical supplies her company has donated for front-line health care workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. A renowned cosmetic and medical micropigmentation company that can enhance or restore features people have lost due to illness, trauma, surgery or the aging process, Cosmetic Transformation uses these supplies while delivering its services but the company has been forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kyla Gutsche)

businessNOW – March 25, 2020

Featuring Kyla Gutsche of Cosmetic Transformations donating her company's medical supplies to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and more.
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is working to ensure downtown Peterborough looks like this again after the COVID-19 pandemic by launching, a new website where people can buy gift cards and certificates from 59 downtown Peterborough businesses, helping them with their immediate cash flow needs during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. (Photo: Peterborough DBIA)

Downtown Peterborough launches new website to support locally owned businesses during COVID-19

By purchasing gift cards and certificates from, you can help independent businesses cover their critical expenses.
The price of gas at the Shell station at Hunter and Burnham streets in Peterborough's East City dropped from 73.5 to 65.8 cents per litre minutes before this photo was taken on March 25, 2020. THe last time gas prices were this low was in 2003, and the price could continue to drop. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Gas plummets to around 65 cents per litre

Prices continue to fall due to oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia and lower demand due to COVID-19.
On March 20, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a media release advising how police would be using new fines to enforce compliance with the state of emergency declared in Ontario for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: OPP)

Why aren’t the police enforcing public health recommendations?

Our guide to what's legal and illegal during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2015, the Rotary Club of Peterborough installed 25 little libraries in the Peterborough area, such as this one on Maria Street in Peterborough's East City. Now some little libraries are replacing books with free essential food and household care items. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW.com0

Some Peterborough little libraries are being converted into ‘pandemic libraries’ with free necessities

Instead of sharing books, these locations are sharing food and household care items during COVID-19 crisis
Five of Peterborough's leading economic development organizations have joined forced to launch a survey of local businesses to help determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop a unified approach to possible solutions to offset the impact. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

businessNOW – March 17, 2020

Featuring TeamPTBO's COVID-19 business impact survey, Community Futures Peterborough loan relief offer, entrepreneur Leslie Bradford-Scott's podcast launch, and more.
Ontario premier Doug Ford announces a state of emergency for the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Queen's Park on March 17, 2020. Also pictured are Health Minister Christine Elliott, Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips. (Photo: Government of Ontario)

Ontario declares state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

Effective immediately, all gatherings of over 50 people prohibited; child care, bars and restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and more all ordered closed.
Watson & Lou owners Erin Watson and Anna Eidt in front of their shop at 383 Water Street in downtown Peterborough. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to temporarily close their bricks-and-mortar shop and are donting five per cent of online sales this week to independent arts organization The Theatre on King. (Photo: Watson & Lou)

Watson & Lou donating five per cent of online sales this week to The...

Downtown Peterborough creative hub has temporarily closed its brick-and-mortar shop in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
At the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce and Town of Cobourg's 2019 Business Achievement Awards gala on March 6, 2020, Cobourg pet grooming business Grooming By Bri won the Business & Consumer Services Award. Awards were also handed out in 11 other categories. (Photo: Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce / Facebook)

businessNOW – March 10, 2020

Featuring Northumberland's Business Achievement Award recipients, launch of DELIA lending platform, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's upcoming business count survey, and more.

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