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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com'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.
Selwyn resident Ashton Kelly sings and performs in "Something to Do-ah (The Isolation Song)", a parody song to the tune of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' with lyrics written by her step-father Mark Russell with help from Ashton's mom Deborah. Ashton's younger brother Isaiah also appears in the video. (Screenshot)

Selwyn family turns self-isolation into a viral video

Ashton Kelly sings 'Something to Do-ah' to the tune of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.
Tim Haines is the owner of Bluestreak Records, one of 80 downtown Peterborough businesses from which you can buy gift certificates online at supportdowntownptbo.ca. The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is bringing back its popular "spend $50 and get $25 in downtown money", while quantities last, when you purchase gift certificates from the website. (Photo courtesy of DBIA)

businessNOW – April 7, 2020

Featuring free 'downtown money' when you buy gift certificates at supportdowntownptbo.ca, federal government support for businesses during COVID-19, and more.
Some people are dumping clothing and other unwanted items Diabetes Canada donation bins during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the charity has placed signs on the bins indicated the donations cannot be picked up and used right now. Some people are even dumping garbage and items unsuitable for donation at the bins, creating a serious health and safety issue. (Photo: Diabetes Canada)

Charities urge Canadians to stop leaving items at donation bins during COVID-19

Some people are even dumping garbage at the bins, creating a serious health and safety issue.
Members of the Peterborough Singers perform a virtual arrangement of The Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon" on April 5, 2020 in in solidarity with Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where 23 residents have died from COVID-19. (Screenshot)

Peterborough Singers perform virtual choir version of ‘Bobcaygeon’ in support of Pinecrest Nursing Home

The Tragically Hip's guitarist Paul Langois also participated in Canada-wide porch sing-along.
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UPDATED: What you need to know to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Applications opened April 6 for $2,000 monthly benefit for workers who have stopped working and have no income because of COVID-19.
The town of Bobcaygeon in the City of Kawartha Lakes has been devastated by the deaths of 14 residents so far at Pinecrest Nursing Home due to COVID-19. Local tribute band The Tragically Hits has organized a porch sing-along of The Tragically Hip's song "Bobcaygeon" on April 5, 2020 in a show of solidarity. (Photo: Kawarthas Northumberland / RT08)

Let’s all sing ‘Bobcaygeon’ this Sunday night in solidarity with the town of Bobcaygeon

Local Tragically Hip tribute band arranges event after 14 residents die at Pinecrest Nursing Home in the town.
Port Hope artist Lee Higginson's son Sam with his creation at West Beach in Port Hope. Lee and her sons Sam and Charley, who are both young artists, hope to make as much public art as they can during the COVID-19 shutdown. (Photo courtesy of Lee Higginson)

Port Hope family of artists spreading creative joy on local beach during COVID-19

Lee Higginson and her two sons are creating 'a little nature beauty' for others.
Man in financial distress

Opinion: It’s time for Canada’s big banks to step up and provide real COVID-19...

Banks will actually profit from the crisis when customers have to pay extra interest on deferred loan payments.
Kyla Gutsche (left), owner and operator of Cosmetic Transformations in Peterborough, with some of the medical supplies her company has donated for front-line health care workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. A renowned cosmetic and medical micropigmentation company that can enhance or restore features people have lost due to illness, trauma, surgery or the aging process, Cosmetic Transformation uses these supplies while delivering its services but the company has been forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kyla Gutsche)

businessNOW – March 25, 2020

Featuring Kyla Gutsche of Cosmetic Transformations donating her company's medical supplies to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and more.
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is working to ensure downtown Peterborough looks like this again after the COVID-19 pandemic by launching supportdowntownptbo.ca, a new website where people can buy gift cards and certificates from 59 downtown Peterborough businesses, helping them with their immediate cash flow needs during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. (Photo: Peterborough DBIA)

Downtown Peterborough launches new website to support locally owned businesses during COVID-19

By purchasing gift cards and certificates from supportdowntownptbo.ca, you can help independent businesses cover their critical expenses.

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