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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. If he has any spare time, he enjoys songwriting, playing acoustic guitar, and taking photos of Cait the border collie.
A female gymnast on a balance beam. (Stock photo)

Gymnastics Ontario immediately suspends Champion Gymnastics owner following publication of women’s complaints against him

Marcel Rene had claimed lifetime suspension was 'not a big thing' prior to women's lawyer releasing documentation of sexual harassment complaints.
The 12 Peterborough-area entrepreneurs participating in the fall intake of the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre's Starter Company Plus program (left to right, top to bottom): Amanda O'Rourke, Angela McDonald, Bruno Merz and Dreda Blow, Brad Carson, Caitlin Smith, Kate Suhr, Shawn and Jolene Morris, Patrick and Deanna Leahy, Lynda Todd, Denise and Rob Driscoll, Travis Berlenbach, and Dawn and Lea Call. (Photo collage courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre)

12 more Peterborough-area entrepreneurs getting help to launch or expand their businesses

Half will receive $5,000 grant at end of fall intake of five-week Starter Company Plus program.
Sarah Budd, former CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region, was named citizen of the year at the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism's 21st Annual Awards of Excellence on October 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism)

Kawartha Chamber names former Habitat for Humanity CEO Sarah Budd as citizen of the...

Other business award recipients include Lockside Trading Company as retailer of the year and Beachwood Resort for outstanding business achievement.
Andy Tough, owner of RMS Events, received the Local Focus award at the 2021 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards event on October 20, 2021, in recognization of the online video performance series featuring Peterborough-area musicians he produced with his wife Linda at their Norwood barn during the pandemic. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of Peterborough Chamber of Commerce video)

Live! at the Barn local music video series one of 26 recipients at 2021...

Other award recipients include Tom Minicola as Business Citizen of the Year and Christine Teixeira and Julia Anderson as Businesswoman of the Year.
Owners Lorraine and Emily Forbes in front of The Cow and Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls. The mother-and-daughter team have completed extensive renovations to the popular restaurant and bar and held a trial opening on October 15, 2021, with an official opening coming soon. (Photo: The Cow and Sow Eatery / Facebook)

businessNOW: newly renovated Cow & Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls set to open soon

Also featuring Peterborough County's Farm Family of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains, Town & Country Marine, Camp Kawartha, Treetop Trekking, and more.
Dr. Peter Quinby, chief scientist with the Peterborough-based non-profit Ancient Forest Exploration & Research, identified the Catchacoma Forest in northern Peterborough County as containing the largest-known stand of old-growth eastern hemlock in Canada. Quinby, along with Katie Krelove of the BC-based non-profit Wilderness Committee and a group of concerned citizens, have been working to protect the old-growth trees from logging. (Photo courtesy of Mitch Bowmile)

Fundraiser underway for documentary film about efforts to protect old-growth trees in Peterborough County’s...

'Conserving Catchacoma' intends to raise awareness about old-growth trees, including largest known stand of old-growth eastern hemlock in Canada.
Amy Simpson of MicroAge Peterborough–Whitby was one of eight business leaders (including two posthumously) who were inducted into Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario's Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony on September 29, 2021 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario)

Eight inductees celebrated at Junior Achievement 2021 Business Hall of Fame Wednesday night

Livestreamed COVID-safe ceremony was held at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.
The iconic Hi Tops restaurant sign originally marked the location of the former Hi Tops restaurant on George Street in downtown Peterborough, which was operated by the Hum family since the early 1900s. The sign then went to The Spill, now closed, and then to Hot Belly Mamma's, which is now also closed. (Photo: Hi Tops / Facebook)

Peterborough’s iconic Hi Tops restaurant sign needs a new home

Originally rescued when Hi Tops closed in 2012, sign was most recently at Hot Belly Mama's until it closed earlier this year.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has unveiled a Survivors' Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021. The flag was developed in collaboration with residential school survivors from Inuit, Mi'kmaq, Atikamekw, Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Mohawk, Dene, Nuu-chah-nulth, Secwepemc, and Métis communities. (Photo: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events in the greater Kawarthas region

Coinciding with Orange Shirt Day, September 30 commemorates the tragic legacy of Canada's residential school system.
Living Local Marketplace at 1179 Chemong Road in Peterborough is the new storefront location for online subscription box service Living Local, owned and operated by Alicia Doris. It opens on September 24, 2021. (Photo: Living Local)

businessNOW: Living Local opening new retail marketplace in Peterborough

Also featuring Peterborough authors Michelle Berry and Joanne Culley, paralegal Rebecca Tripp, Baked 4U bakery under new ownership, and more.

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