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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.
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.
The COVID Alert exposure notification app uses software developed jointly by Apple and Google that relies on Bluetooth technology to anonymously share information if a user has been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 exposure notification app now available for download in Ontario

Free voluntary COVID Alert app for Android and iOS devices will notify users if they have been exposed to someone else with the virus.
The male gypsy moth is brown with jagged markings on its wings and feathered antenna. Females are white and do not fly. (Photo: Invasive Species Centre)

How to deal with the gypsy moth explosion in the Kawarthas

Reports from across southern and eastern Ontario of the invasive insect whose caterpillars defoliate trees.
Peterborough artist Neil Broadfoot, pictured at a 2014 wedding with his wife Margaret, has passed away at the age of 84. (Photo courtesy of the Broadfoot family)

Renowned Peterborough artist Neil Broadfoot has passed away

Best known for his landscape and wilderness watercolours, he also taught art at Crestwood Secondary School for 35 years.
Ontario's tourism minister Lisa MacLeod and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott were in Bobcaygeon on July 9, 2020, to announce $1.4 million to support tourism-related initiatives in Kawartha Lakes. (Photo: Lisa MacLeod / Twitter)

businessNOW: Ontario government announces $1.4 million for Kawartha Lakes tourism industry

Also featuring Stats Can survey on COVID-19 impact on businesses, Summer Company student start-ups, local businesses support Peterburgers, and more.
Detective Constable Stacey Rutherford, pictured in 2019 in a photo by photographer Heather Doughty for her Inspire: The Women's Portrait Project. Rutherford has retired from the Peterborough Police Services after a 30-year career that included being the first female handler in the service's canine unit and working in the service's sex offence unit and internet child exploitation unit. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Detective Constable Stacey Rutherford retires from the Peterborough police after a 30-year career

Rutherford was one of service's first canine handlers and developed the internet child exploitation unit.
In 1984's "Footloose", Kevin Bacon starred as a teenager who moves to a small U.S. town that has banned dancing. The Ontario government has banned singing and dancing in outdoor dining areas during stage two of the province's reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Screenshot)

No singing or dancing on Ontario patios, but Footloose star Kevin Bacon is okay...

Instrumental live music may be allowed under Ontario's emergency order, as long as people don't dance.
With revenue evaporating during the COVID-19 pandemic, renowned ceramic artist and potter Bill Reddick decided to turn his cake-making hobby into a business. He is now making his famous gluten-free chocolate cakes at Fresh Urban Plate in downtown Peterborough. The cakes are available for delivery or pick-up in Peterborough and can also be shipped across Canada. (Photo: Bill Reddick / Instagram)

businessNOW – June 17, 2020

Featuring artist Bill Reddick turning his gluten-free chocolate cake into a business, 4th Line Theatre, PKA SoftTouch, and more.
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.

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