Authors Articles by Bruce Head

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.
Brenda Ibey, owner of The Avant-Garden Shop, is donating $1,000 towards Dave McNab's campaign to bring Rashid, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee, to Canada. McNab met Rashid after the teenager posted in a Facebook birding group about his dream to come to Canada and received abuse from some members. Ibey's shop has done well during the pandemic based on the increased demand for birding supplies and her bird seed and feeder supplier, Newmarket-based Wild Bird Trading, has even offered Rashid a job when he comes to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Ibey)

Peterborough garden and birding shop owner steps up to help bring 18-year-old Syrian refugee...

Brenda Ibey of The Avant-Garden Shop will donate $1,000 to sponsorship costs in effort led by Peterborough couple Dave McNab and Kristy Hiltz.
The seats have been empty at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough since the pandemic began in March 2020. The strategic recovery and resilience grants available from the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund are intended to help not-for-profit arts organizations like the Market Hall recover from the pandemic and prepare for reopening once public health restrictions are lifted. (Photo: Bradley Boyle)

How Deborah Berrill’s idea grew into a $100,000 fund supporting 15 Peterborough arts organizations

Showplace, Market Hall, 4th Line, Artspace, Theatre Guild, ReFrame, SPARK, TTOK among organizations receiving Peterborough Arts Alive Fund grants,
Jillian Harrington, president of the board of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, and Joe Grant, chair of the board of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, explain the proposal to merge the two chambers in a video to members. (Screenshot by kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough and Kawartha Chambers of Commerce announce plans to merge

Proposal, to be approved by members, says single chamber would have 'common voice', improve member services, and achieve cost savings.
Peterborough resident Eileen Kimmett had a close encounter with a busy beaver on the trail in Jackson Park. The beaver, which was harvesting a branch from a downed tree, went about its business while Eileen captured some video and photos. (Photo: Eileen Kimmett / Facebook)

Watch this busy beaver clearing the trail in Peterborough’s Jackson Park

Peterborough resident Eileen Kimmett shares video of her unexpected encounter .
Detail from a aerial photo by Peterborough-based drone and video production team Unmanned of the landmark High Street water tower in Peterborough, as work continues to rehabilitate the 64-year-old water tank and tower to extend its useful life. (Photo courtesy of Unmanned)

Peterborough’s landmark High Street water tower is getting a facelift

Peterborough-based drone and video production company Unmanned shares aerial photos of $3.5-million rehabilitation project.
The Venue in downtown Peterborough is a multipurpose event space that hosts a wide range of events including conferences and conventions, weddings, business meetings, galas and other fundraisers, concerts, art shows, and sports events. (Photo:

Michael and Catia Skinner sell The Venue in downtown Peterborough

Kevin and April Sendel of Personal Touch Catering and Personal Touch Banquet Hall are new owners of multifunctional event space.
Ashburnham Ale House, a popular dining destination in Peterborough's East City, is celebrating eight years in business. Owners Scott and Nollie Wood opened the craft beer cafe, located right beside the Rotary Greenway Trail, on June 27, 2013. (Photo: Ashburnham Ale House / Facebook)

businessNOW: Peterborough’s Ashburnham Ale House celebrates eight years in business

Also featuring Douglas + Son and Kawartha Dairy, East City Knife Sharpening, Kawartha Quilting and Sewing, Bobcaygeon Flower Company, and more.
Serena Ryder, pictured at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough in December 2019, will be performing on Willow Hill at Westben in Campbellford on September 25 and 26, 2021. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Westben in Campbellford announces return of live music this summer and fall including Serena...

Open-air season also features concerts by Ken Tizzard, Leahy, Kerri Ough of Good Lovelies, and more at The Barn and two new outdoor venues .
Cait, a water-obsessed border collie in the Kawarthas, developed hyponatremia (commonly known as water intoxication or water poisoning) after ingesting too much water. Although rare, hyponatremia can lead to serious complications including death if not recognized and treated quickly. (Photo: Bruce Head /

If your pooch loves the water, be aware of the hidden danger of water...

Dogs who ingest too much water can develop the life-threatening condition of hyponatremia.
East of Eden Antiques has sold its property and buildings, located on Highway 28 at Woodview, to Kawartha Adventure Rentals. As part of the deal, Brenda Mahaffy's antique shop will continue to operate out of the white church on the property. (Screenshot from Facebook video by kawarthaNOW)

businessNOW: Kawartha Adventure Rentals buys Woodview property from East of Eden Antiques

Also featuring Cassis Bistro, Bluestreak Records, Stash & Co, Katie's Foot Care Services, Shantelle Bisson, and more.

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