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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.
Peterborough-based singer-songwriter Evangeline Gentle, whose critically acclaimed self-titled debut album was released internationally in August, will be performing a livestreamed concert with a full band on September 5, 2020. (Photo: Mark L. Craighead)

Critically acclaimed Peterborough singer-songwriter Evangeline Gentle performs livestreamed concert on September 5

Concert with local musicians Nick Ferrio, Derek Ball, and Matt Greco celebrates international release and vinyl version of Gentle's self-titled debut album .
One of several photos of garbage left behind by visitors shared on Facebook by Ontario Parks, the government agency responsible for 340 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves in Ontario. Littering at provincial parks has increased this pandemic summer, and parks staff have been "working tirelessly" to clean it up. (Photo: Ontario Parks / Facebook)

‘These photos break our hearts’ says Ontario Parks after mounds of trash left behind...

Facebook post by Ontario Parks showing photos of garbage at Ontario's provincial parks goes viral.
Peterborough illustrator and muralist Jason Wilkins has a new studio located at 383 George Street in downtown Peterborough. He is planning to offer workshops for both adults and children in the new space this fall. (Photo courtesy of Jason Wilkins)

businessNOW: New studio space for popular Peterborough illustrator and muralist Jason Wilkins

Also featuring community donations from AON Inc. and Fenelon Falls Brewing Co., Starter Company fall intake, and more.
Local artist Bethany LeBlonc recently transformed this needle drop box in Peterborough's Millennium Park into a work of practical public art. Her colourful design also includes a map of social support resources available in downtown Peterborough for people who are disposing of used needles in the box. (Photo: Bruce Head /

Peterborough artist turns a needle drop box into practical public art

Bethany LeBlonc one of the local artists commissioned by PARN and Artspace to transform the boxes.
A media release from parent company Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp states that Happy Dayz at 291 George Street North in downtown Peterborough will open on August 13, 2020, although the store's signage as of August 10 still reads "opening soon". (Photo: Bruce Head /

Downtown Peterborough’s second legal cannabis store set to open on August 13

Happy Dayz at 291 George Street North previously sold cannabis accessories.
How much is that doggie in the window? Nebula, one of the puppies from Karolina's Border Collies in Ennismore, in a scene from the second season two of Netflix's hit show "The Umbrella Academy". (Photo: Netflix)

Ennismore border collie puppies star in Netflix’s hit show The Umbrella Academy

Puppies from Karolina's Border Collies appear in third episode of second season.
The COVID Alert exposure notification app uses software developed jointly by Apple and Google that relies on Bluetooth technology to anonymously share information if a user has been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 exposure notification app now available for download in Ontario

Free voluntary COVID Alert app for Android and iOS devices will notify users if they have been exposed to someone else with the virus.
The male gypsy moth is brown with jagged markings on its wings and feathered antenna. Females are white and do not fly. (Photo: Invasive Species Centre)

How to deal with the gypsy moth explosion in the Kawarthas

Reports from across southern and eastern Ontario of the invasive insect whose caterpillars defoliate trees.
Peterborough artist Neil Broadfoot, pictured at a 2014 wedding with his wife Margaret, has passed away at the age of 84. (Photo courtesy of the Broadfoot family)

Renowned Peterborough artist Neil Broadfoot has passed away

Best known for his landscape and wilderness watercolours, he also taught art at Crestwood Secondary School for 35 years.
Ontario's tourism minister Lisa MacLeod and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott were in Bobcaygeon on July 9, 2020, to announce $1.4 million to support tourism-related initiatives in Kawartha Lakes. (Photo: Lisa MacLeod / Twitter)

businessNOW: Ontario government announces $1.4 million for Kawartha Lakes tourism industry

Also featuring Stats Can survey on COVID-19 impact on businesses, Summer Company student start-ups, local businesses support Peterburgers, and more.

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