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.
Christine Jaros of VerminiX Pest Control Company in Peterborough, which offers pest control solutions for residential, commercial, and cottage customers in the Peterborough area, is one of six entrepreneurs in the winter intake of the Starter Company Plus entrepreneurial program who are each receiving a $5,000 grant. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

businessNOW: six Peterborough-area entrepreneurs receive Starter Company Plus funding

Also featuring Rogers Communications, Flato Developments Inc., Quiz Show Trivia, Artspace, 4th Line Theatre, and more.
The new docuseries "For Heaven's Sake" blends true crime and comedy as it explores what happened to 31-year-old Harold Heaven, who mysteriously disappeared from his Minden cabin in 1934 and was never heard from again. The series was written by and features amateur investigators, comedians, and best friends Mike Milden (who is Heaven's great-great nephew) and Jackson Rowe. (Supplied photo)

Docuseries about 86-year-old Minden mystery premieres on CBC Gem and Paramount+ on March 4

'For Heaven's Sake' blends true crime and comedy as it explores the 1934 disappearance of 31-year-old Harold Heaven.
Retired general Rick Hillier, chair of the province's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, laid out the plan during a media conference at Queen's Park on February 24, 2021. (CPAC screenshot)

Next phase of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan aims to offer 340,000 doses per day

Online booking and call centre launches March 15, with those 80 years and older the first priority.
Guelph-based Fill it Forward is one of nine winners of the global "Beyond The Bag" environmental innovation challenge. Founded by Peterborough native Matt Wittek, the company produces stickers and tags that can be affixed to reusable bottles, cups, and bags. When people refill their bottle or reuse their bag, they can scan the sticker using the free Fill it Forward app, and the company contributes to charitable projects around the world. (Photo: Fill it Forward)

Social enterprise founded by Peterborough native wins global environmental innovation challenge

Matt Wittek's company Fill it Forward the sole Canadian winner of 'Beyond The Bag' competition.
Dave Ross, whose company Branded Heron Leatherworks creates handcrafted leather goods, is one of 12 entrepreneurs participating in the winter intake of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre's Starter Company Plus. At the end of the eight-week program, six of the entrepreneurs will each be awarded a grant of $5,000. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

businessNOW: 12 new Starter Company Plus applicants announced

Also featuring Kawartha Controls, New Canadians Centre, Nexicom and 4th Line Theatre, Peterborough DBIA, Fenelon Falls Chamber, and more.
Friends John Millard and Waleed Abdulhamid bring together their very different cultural and musical backgrounds in "John & Waleed", a performance featuring both traditional and original music and storytelling. Public Energy is streaming the previously recorded performance online for free on January 31, 2021, following a real-time Q&A with the two musicians. (Supplied photo)

West meets East in Public Energy’s January 31 online presentation of ‘John & Waleed’

Free Theatre Passe Muraille production features culturally blended music & stories from John Millard & Waleed Abdulhamid.
Manjit Minhas, founder of the 10th largest brewery in the world and one of the “dragons” on CBC’s popular Dragons’ Den TV series, is one of the keynote speakers at the StrikeUP virtual conference for female entrepreneurs, hosted by Northumberland CFDC on March 4, 2021. (Photo via StrikeUP website)

businessNOW: Manjit Minhas and Amber Mac keynote speakers at StrikeUP virtual conference for...

Also featuring The Avant-Garden Shop, Peterborough Microgreens, Movingmedia Canada, Women Breaking Barriers, Workforce Development Board, and more.
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

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