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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com's managing editor, chief technical officer, and a contributing writer.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEEPO) has purchased the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resource Centre in Haliburton County for $3.2 million. The 40.63-acre property has 1,480 feet frontage along Highway 35 and 2,800 feet of shore line on St. Nora Lake. It includes 21 buildings that can accommodate more than 200 people in a mix of dorm-style rooms and cottages, a full kitchen, dining, hall, and recreation centre. (Photo: CBRE Limited Real Estate Brokerage)

OPSEU buys historic Frost Centre in Haliburton from Ontario government for $3.2 million

Government employee union intends to 'breathe new life and purpose into the property' to serve its members and the broader community.
Hillary Flood begins her new role as communications manager of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) on January 6, 2021. She is replacing Joel Wiebe, who will be joining the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce as its new government relations coordinator on January 25, 2021. (Supplied photo)

businessNOW: Hillary Flood is new communications manager of Peterborough DBIA

Also featuring new faces at the Peterborough Chamber, EC3, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre, and more.
The biggest news story of the year was of course the COVID-19 pandemic, which destroyed and disrupted countless lives but also brought governments and communities together. Wearing face masks inside businesses became mandatory in the Kawarthas in July, and The Big Apple bakery and restaurant on Highway 401 in Colborne in Northumberland County showed its support by installing a face mask on the iconic 12-metre tall Mr. Applehead. (Photo: The Big Apple / @bigapple401 on Instagram)

2020 in review – kawarthaNOW’s top stories show communities pulling together

A comprehensive look back at the year that changed everything.
Neil Young performing 'Comes a Time' at an empty Coronation Hall in Omemee. He is making the film of his 2017 'Hometown' concert in Omemee, directed by his wife Daryl Hannah, available for free on his website during the month of December. (Screenshot)

Watch Neil Young perform ‘Comes a Time’ at an empty Coronation Hall in Omemee

Musician is promoting the film of his 2017 'Hometown' concert in Omemee, free to watch on the Neil Young Archives during the holidays.
The Crepes of Wrath is a take-out restaurant in the former location of Hunter Street Books in downtown Peterborough that offers both sweet and savoury crepes. (Photo: Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area)

businessNOW: The Crepes of Wrath restaurant opens in downtown Peterborough

Also featuring Starter Company Plus grant recipients, Publican House's new heated patio, Jason Wilkins' Tim Hortons cup design, and more.
A Canadian version of the 24 Good Deeds advent calendar, first founded in Germany in 2011, is now available thanks to Lakefield resident Ute Shaw. A minimum donation of at least $24 to order a calendar will ensure each of the 24 daily good deeds in the calendar is accomplished. The Canadian edition supports 24 different charities and charitable projects, including 11 in Canada and 13 around the world. (Photo: 24 Good Deeds)

Lakefield resident launches Canadian edition of advent calendar supporting a charity a day for...

Ute Shaw was inspired by European version of 24 Good Deeds calendar that has supported 216 projects in 57 countries since being founded in Germany in 2011.
Susan Tung, owner of Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi House in downtown Peterborough, stands outside the planned second location of her restaurant at 1040 Lansdowne Street West. (Photo: Susan Tung / Facebook)

businessNOW: Hanoi House to open second Peterborough restaurant

Also featuring Selwyn Township Business Reopening Program, Starter Company Plus participants, The Christmas Corner in Norwood, and more.
Lisa Dixon, owner of Black Honey in downtown Peterborough, speaks during the 2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on November 5, 2020. Dixon was one of six inductees honoured at the COVID-safe event, which was also livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. (Screenshot)

Six inductees celebrated at Junior Achievement 2020 Business Hall of Fame Thursday night

COVID-safe ceremony was held at The Venue in downtown Peterborough and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Omemee's Bob Young performing his song "Hey America" along with Peterborough musicians Ryan Weber of The Weber Brothers and Melissa Payne and Travis Good and Mike Belitsky of Toronto band The Sadies. Bob's younger brother, the legendary Neil Young, also performs in the video. (Screenshot)

Omemee’s Bob Young, brother of the legendary Neil Young, releases his first song at...

'Hey America' also features Neil Young, Peterborough musicians Ryan Weber and Melissa Payne, and Travis Good and Mike Belitsky of The Sadies.
The former Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre in Haliburton County is up for sale for $1.1 million. The 43-acre property has 1,480 feet frontage along Highway 35 and 2,800 feet of shore line on St. Nora Lake. (Photo: CBRE Limited Real Estate Brokerage)

Ontario government selling former Frost Centre in Haliburton County for $1.1 million

Province closed popular natural resources facility in 2004 to save $1.2 million in annual operating costs.

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