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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com'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.
Peterborough city councillor Stephen Wright has been heavily criticized for taking a 10-day trip to New Brunswick in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, when that province has a ban on non-essential travel. (Photo: Stephen Wright)

Peterborough city councillor Stephen Wright issues public apology for controversial New Brunswick trip

Wright travelled to New Brunswick for 10 days in May on a 'fact-finding trip' despite a ban on non-essential travel to that province.
Illustrator Aidan Cartwright and his wife, author Simone Tielesh, with their children's book "Kindness Is...". The couple, who volunteer for the Northwest Territories SPCA (NWT SPCA), wrote the book in 2017 and donated the rights to the NWT SPCA as a fundraising tool. Peterborough's Green Bamboo Publishing, founded by Trent University alumnus Jasmine Cabanaw, is translating the book into all nine indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories, the first time this has been done for a book of its kind. (Photo via Simone Tielesh / Facebook)

businessNOW – June 2, 2020

Featuring Green Bamboo Publishing, Pedal 'n' Paddle, Jo Anne's Place, META4 Gallery and Hunter Street Books, and more.
The Port Hope Drive-In will be opening for the season on June 12, 2020 but, due to public health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive-in will be operating at half its normal capacity and the concession stand will be closed. (Photo: Shaney Cannon / Google Maps)

Port Hope Drive-In to open for season on June 12

Drive-in will operate at half-capacity, concession stand will be closed.
The Lindsay Drive-In is reopening for the 2020 season on May 31, 2020, with government-mandated restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured is a 1955 Buick Super owned by David Vahey of Omemee at the Lindsay Drive-In in 2017. Drive-in theatres, which were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950s, have experienced a resurgence in popularity during the pandemic, as they provide a shared social experience that still allows people to maintain physical distancing. (Photo: Lindsay Drive-In / Facebook)

Lindsay Drive-In open five days a week starting May 31

Theatre will operate at half its normal capacity, and temporarily raises prices to offset lost concession stand revenue.
Port Hope artist Lee Higginson's sons Sam and Charley, who were both scheduled to have graduation ceremonies this year, with a sign provided by Cobourg real estate broker Michael Cortesis to help celebrate their graduations. (Photo: Lee Higginson / Facebook)

Cobourg real estate broker provides lawn signs to help students celebrate graduation

Michael Cortesis offers '2020 Graduate Lives Here' signs to families in Northumberland County.
Shopper in a face mask accepting a purchase from a cashier in a face mask

What you need to know as retail businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic

Answers to questions like: What are businesses required to do to protect employees and customers? Should I wear a face mask?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing the new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund in Ottawa on May 13, 2020. The funding is intended to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 that have been unable to access other federal government relief programs. (Screenshot / CPAC)

Interest-free loans now available for small businesses ineligible for other COVID-19 federal relief programs

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund will be delivered in southern Ontario by FedDev Ontario and local Community Futures Development Corporations .
Elyn and Peter Green, owners of The Greenhouse on the River in Douro-Dummer, have announced that 2020 will be the final year of business of their popular independent garden centre. (Photo: The Greenhouse on the River / Facebook)

businessNOW – May 13, 2020

Featuring The Greenhouse on the River, BE Catering, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, Summer Company, Peterborough Business Excellence Awards, and more.
Not bags of cement: 20-kilogram bags of flour at No Frills in downtown Peterborough on May 7, 2020. According to Statistics Canada, sales of flour at Canadian grocery stores peaked at 200 per cent in March over the same time last year, reflecting the number of Canadians baking at home during the pandemic. Flour sales slowed in early April, but continue to exceed last year's sales by 81 per cent. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW.com)

Canadian pandemic buying: hand sanitizer, flour, alcohol, coffee filters, hair dye … and condoms

Statistics Canada releases study on Canadian grocery sales during March and April.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford on a teleconference with cottage country mayors on May 6, 2020. (Photo: Office of the Premier)

Premier asks Ontario cottagers to practice same public health measures as they would at...

But after teleconference with rural mayors, Ford is discouraging tourists from visiting cottage country.

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