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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.
A crowd along George Street in downtown Peterborough during the 2023 Canada Day parade. (Photo: City of Peterborough / Facebook)

Peterborough city council rejects staff recommendation to cancel this year’s Canada Day parade

Declining number of floats led staff to recommend parade budget be used to host alternative events to celebrate Canada Day.
A float in the Canada Day parade in Peterborough in 2010. (Photo: Peterborough Canada Day Parade / Facebook)

City staff recommend cancellation of Peterborough’s Canada Day parade

Report to be presented to city council on April 22 states parade is no longer 'sustainable' due to declining float entries.
Peterborough-born multidisciplinary artist Charlie Petch's new one-person play "No One's Special at the Hot Dog Cart" draws upon true stories from Petch's past to explore the negative perceptions around homelessness and mental health and to share de-escalation techniques during moments of crisis. As the final presentation of its 2023-24 season, Public Energy Performing Arts will present the play at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough for one night only on April 24, 2024. (Photo: Nika Belianina)

In their new solo show, Charlie Petch shares tales of survival and kindness as...

Public Energy presents the Peterborough-born artist's 'No One's Special at the Hot Dog Cart' at the Market Hall on April 24 for one night only.
Food Not Bombs representative Ben Rempel reads a statement on behalf of the organization at the Peterborough city council meeting on April 8, 2024. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of City of Peterborough video)

Peterborough city council approves by-law amendment to allow Food Not Bombs to operate without...

Amendment to parks and facilities by-law means city can grant exemptions for activities in Confederation Square that otherwise require a permit.
A visual representation of what 16 pickleball courts could look like from a "preliminary facility fit" document for the Bonnerworth Park Redevelopment that City of Peterborough staff presented during a community meeting on March 21, 2024. One reason some residents in the Bonnerworth Park neighbourhood object to the proposal to have that many pickleball courts at the park is because of the amount of additional noise and traffic that will result. (Image: City of Peterborough)

Peterborough city council approves Bonnerworth Park redevelopment with 16 pickleball courts

Five-hour meeting saw 10 delegations speak either in favour or against pausing the plan for further study and community consultation.
Peterborough City Hall. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

What’s on the agenda for Peterborough City Council for April 2

Items for Tuesday night's general committee meeting include a physician recruitment action plan, the awarding of community grants, and more.
A rendering of Shadowchaser, a private commercial jet that includes a bubble canopy on top of the aircraft where passengers can enjoy an unobstructed view of totality for 23 minutes and 51 seconds. (Graphic: Windspeed Technologies)

Peterborough native will pilot first commercial jet to chase the moon’s shadow during the...

William Streich will be at the controls of Shadowchaser, a private jet modified with a bubble canopy to give passengers an unobstructed view.
Canadian percussionist Beverley Johnston is internationally recognized for her dynamic performances on marimba and percussion. Her exciting performances have been distinguished as unconventional, effectively combining classical transcriptions, contemporary music, and a touch of theatre. She has captivated audiences across North America and overseas with her personal charm and her unique style. Her performances and recordings have been broadcast on radio networks all over the world. She has released seven solo CDs, and can also be heard as soloist or chamber musician on numerous other recordings. (Photo: Bo Huang)

Percussionist Beverley Johnston will join the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra for ‘This is Italy!’ on...

Concert at Showplace Performance Centre will feature works by Ottorino Respighi, Christos Hatzis, Antonio Vivaldi, and Felix Mendelssohn.
Mexican-Canadian aerial and performance artist Diana Lopez Soto empties a cantaro (clay pot) in mid-air during a performance of her solo work "Nomada", which she will bring to the stage at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough for one night only on April 5, 2024, presented by Public Energy Performing Arts. (Photo: Greg Wong)

Aerial and performance artist Diana Lopez Soto reclaims her Mexican Indigenous heritage in ‘Nomada’

Public Energy Performing Arts presents the internationally renowned Mexican-Canadian artist's solo work on April 5 at Peterborough's Market Hall.
Leslie Jones as Iris in the premiere 2002 production of Morris Panych's "Girl in the Goldfish Bowl" at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. The award-winning play tells the story of a 10-year-old girl living in a fishery town in 1962 who, convinced the troubles in her world were caused by the death of her pet goldfish, finds a mysterious stranger washed up the ocean's shore who she believes will set her world right. (Photo: Andree Lanthier)

Peterborough Theatre Guild wraps up its season with satirical comedy ‘Girl in the Goldfish...

Directed by 4th Line Theatre's Kim Blackwell, Morris Panych's award-winning play runs for 10 performances from May 3 to 18.

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