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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.
The 2019 Peterborough Folk Festival takes place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th at Nicholls Oval Park in Peterborough. Pictured is Donovan Woods performing a free concert at the Pavilion Stage during the 2017 festival. Tickets are still available for Woods' 2019 festival kick-off concert at the Market Hall on Friday, August 16th, with Peterborough's Evangeline Gentle opening. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Folk Festival)

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s Peterborough Folk Festival

Two days of free music and family fun August 17 and 18 at Nicholls Oval Park.
Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) executive director Wendy Curtis and Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd (centre) join local women entrepreneurs and business leaders at Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre in Cobourg on August 8, 2019, when the federal government announced an investment of $1.4 million in Northumberland CFDC's DELIA, a financial technologies lending platform that will priorize commercial loan applications for women-owned and women-led enterprises in Eastern Ontario. (Photo: Office of Kim Rudd)

businessNOW – August 13, 2019

Featuring federal funding for Northumberland CFDC and Nexicom, Kawartha Chamber and Peterborough Chamber award finalists, Mickaël's Café Librairie in Omemee, Food Basics in Port Hope, and more.
Central Smith Creamery owner Ian Scates (second from left) and vice-president/marketing Jenn Scates (right) present a cheque for $13,420.25 to Jane Lovett (left) and Lesley Heighway (second from right) of PRHC Foundation on August 1, 2019 at the dairy's location at 739 Lindsay Road in Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

businessNOW – August 6, 2019

Featuring Central Smith Creamery, Lab Improvements, Savage Arms Canada, Graphic Packaging, Min-Tech, Play Cafe Peterborough, Woodlawn Inn, and more.
Turtle species in Ontario, such as this painted turtle, are often injured or killed while crossing roadways. Due to increased public awareness of the plight of turtles, of which all eight native species in Ontario are listed as species at risk, the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre in Peterborough has already admitted more than 1,100 injured turtles in 2019. The centre has an opportunity to expand into a new space thanks to a donation of land and buildings by local couple Mary and Gerry Young, but needs donations of money and skilled labour to make it happen. (Photo: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre)

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre needs help dealing with dramatic increase in injured turtles

Local couple has offered charitable organization in Peterborough more space, centre seeks donations of money and skilled labour to expand.
Former Hey Rosetta! songwriter and lead vocalist Tim Baker and Iraqi-Canadian musician and multimedia artist Narcy (Yassin Alsalman) will perform at the Peterborough Folk Festival on August 17, 2019. Local musicians Missy Knott and Mayhemingways will also be performing. (Publicity photos)

Tim Baker and Narcy round out headliners for Peterborough Folk Festival in August

Full lineup for free music festival on August 17 and 18 also features local musicians Missy Knott, Mayhemingways, and many more.
Tragically Hipp owner Evelyne Derkinderen and her partner Peter Osborne are the proud owners of 60 Queen Street in Lakefield. Derkinderen learned several months ago that the building was going to be sold, which could have potentially forced her to close her popular women's fashion shop at its iconic location. (Photo: Tragically Hipp / Facebook)

businessNOW – July 30, 2019

Featuring Tragically Hipp, Dancing Bee, The Land Between, VentureNorth, Pedego Kawartha Lakes Lindsay, and more.
Charlene "Charlie" Earle belting out a tune with Little Fire in April 2014 at the former Barbeside Salon, with Aaron Cavon on bass, Dave Tough on guitar, and Brandon Root. Two celebrations of the life of Earle, who passed away suddenly at the age of 33, are taking place on July 27 and 28 in Peterborough. (Photo: Esther Vincent /

Two celebrations of life of late Peterborough musician Charlie Earle this weekend

Candlelight vigil at Confederation Park on Saturday and musical celebration at the Red Dog on Sunday.
Brian Kerr, CEO and general manager of Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon, has been profiled by the Globe and Mail. A Bobcaygeon native who previously worked for Kraft Heinz Canada, Kerr has been working at Kawartha Dairy since September 2018. (Photo via

businessNOW – July 23, 2019

Featuring Kawartha Dairy, PedalBoro, Peterborough Yoga Festival, Kit Coffee, Cat and Fiddle Cobourg, Canuck Play, and more.
Charlene "Charlie" Earle performing with her quartet Little Fire in April 2014 at the former Barbeside Salon, with Aaron Cavon on bass and Dave Tough on guitar (not shown: Brandon Root on drums). Earle passed away on July 19, 2019 at the age of 33. (Photo: Esther Vincent /

Peterborough music community mourns the sudden death of Charlie Earle

33-year-old musician and artist was known for her powerhouse vocals.
Carbonix president and CEO Paul Pede (third from left) and Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef (fourth from left) at an announcement of $3.1 million in federal funding on July 15, 2019 at Trent University for a clean technology pilot project led by Carbonix Inc., a Canadian indigenous technology company, that aims to use resources more efficiently to reduce pollution and water waste. (Photo: Office of Maryam Monsef)

businessNOW – July 16, 2019

Featuring Carbonix, Summer Company, PedalBoro, Sustain Eco Store, Illume Room, Rotary Club of Peterborough, CARSTAR North Group, and more.

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