Authors Articles by Bruce Head

Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is'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.
Elyn and Peter Green, owners of The Greenhouse on the River in Douro-Dummer, have announced that 2020 will be the final year of business of their popular independent garden centre. (Photo: The Greenhouse on the River / Facebook)

businessNOW – May 13, 2020

Featuring The Greenhouse on the River, BE Catering, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, Summer Company, Peterborough Business Excellence Awards, and more.
Not bags of cement: 20-kilogram bags of flour at No Frills in downtown Peterborough on May 7, 2020. According to Statistics Canada, sales of flour at Canadian grocery stores peaked at 200 per cent in March over the same time last year, reflecting the number of Canadians baking at home during the pandemic. Flour sales slowed in early April, but continue to exceed last year's sales by 81 per cent. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Canadian pandemic buying: hand sanitizer, flour, alcohol, coffee filters, hair dye … and condoms

Statistics Canada releases study on Canadian grocery sales during March and April.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford on a teleconference with cottage country mayors on May 6, 2020. (Photo: Office of the Premier)

Premier asks Ontario cottagers to practice same public health measures as they would at...

But after teleconference with rural mayors, Ford is discouraging tourists from visiting cottage country.
The Victoria Day long weekend is traditionally when Ontarians open up their secondary residences for the summer season. Despite mayors of some rural communities expressing concerns about the impact of an increase in seasonal residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ruled out banning people from visiting their cottages. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

Ontario Premier Ford says banning people from their cottages ‘not on the table’

Ford believes cottagers will act responsibly on the Victoria Day long weekend.
A resident of Extendicare Cobourg greets Obi-Wan Kenobi, an alpaca from Haute Goat in Port Hope. Haute Goat owner Debbie Nightingale brought Obi and his mom Bella to the 69-bed long-term care home to entertain residents and workers. (Photo: Extendicare Cobourg / Facebook)

Alpacas from Haute Goat bring joy to Cobourg nursing home residents

Port Hope farm has been visiting seniors' residences with their two Huacaya alpacas.
Sub-lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough recently sent this photo of herself on the deck of HMCS Fredericton to her church in Dartmouth. The Nova Scotia woman is the first victim to be identified in the crash of a Canadian military helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea on April 29, 2020. (Photo: Abbigail Cowbrough via Regal Heights Baptist Church / Facebook)

Former Peterborough air cadet Abbigail Cowbrough identified as victim of military helicopter crash

Cowbrough was a sub-lieutenant serving aboard the frigate HMCS Fredericton and was on a NATO training mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, and Justin Bieber are three of the 25 Canadian musicians who perform the late Bill Withers' iconic 1972 hit song "Lean on Me" to raise funds for The Canadian Red Cross to fight COVID-19 in Canada. (Screenshot)

Watch this cover of ‘Lean on Me’ by Canadian musicians raising funds for Canadian...

Video features Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Geddy Lee, Jann Arden, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, and many more.
Ken Pierce and Rolf Joss of Feed The Need Havelock in a Facebook video encouraging others to do something nice for somebody as they prepare free meals at Havelock Lions Club. The two men have been preparing the meals every weekend in April and, with the help of volunteers, delivering them to people in need in Havelock, Norwood, and Campbellford. (Screenshot)

Volunteers like these two Havelock men are the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Rolf Joss and Ken Pierce and others have been preparing and delivering free meals to those in need.
Five-year-old Neil Young in August 1950, fishing from a wooden bridge over the Pigeon River in Omemee. In August 1951, Young contracted polio and almost lost his life. (Photo: Harold Whyte)

COVID-19 pandemic reminds older Canadians of polio, which almost claimed Neil Young’s life in...

First effective vaccine against polio was approved 65 years ago on April 12, 1955.
Front-line healthcare workers in Peterborough Regional Health Centre's emergency department wearing caps and headbands made by volunteers in an effort spearheaded by Madderhouse Textile Studios with New Canadians Centre and Repair Cafe Peterborough. It's one example of many projects in the Kawarthas undertaken by individuals, businesses, and organizations to give back to the community, particularly in support of front-line heatlh care workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by PRHC staff via Madderhouse Textile Studios)

Madderhouse leads volunteer effort to sew caps and headbands for Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Downtown Peterborough creative hub's initiative with New Canadians Centre and Repair Cafe Peterborough one of many in the Kawarthas responding to COVID-19 crisis.

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