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- Gas station owner a small town treasure Harnek Grewal puts in a lot of hours at his Petro Canada station. You would expect him to be cranky, but instead, he is funny, friendly and fantastic.
- Teenage Head 43 years in and still looking to the future Started in 1975 and still going strong, Hamilton's Teenage Head remain dedicated to their past and are inspired by their future.
- Cost of minor sports varies greatly BY GREG STAMPER Minor hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball all promote teamwork, fitness and friendship starting at an early age. However, as many parents throughout the world can tell you, putting yourself, or children, through sports does have a drawback. Sports cost a lot, plain and simp...
- The world may have lost Pete Shelley but his influence lives on In the days following Shelley’s passing, local and international musicians who have been inspired by the spirit of Shelley’s music talked to Spoke News about his influence.
- ANALYSIS: The PPC was never meant to win a seat — just to destroy Scheer Maxime Bernier never ran in the election to win, he just wanted to get back at Andrew Scheer, former PPC executives said.
- Kitchener artist Terre Chartrand warns “you can die from exposure” The starving artist. It’s a cliché based in fact. It’s a three-word cautionary tale which deters some people from pursuing their dream of being a painter, a poet, a filmmaker, a musician or an author.
- The influence of rap music in society This in-depth look at the world of rap includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
- The importance of cursive writing Eliminating the teaching of cursive writing in schools may not be a good thing. In fact, studies show that cursive writing helps the brain develop neural pathways, which in turn help with dexterity and even concussions.
- The man behind the bottle Although he spends a large amount of his free time at the local bar, a man from Blyth, Ont. also has a hobby - helping others.
- Has the time come for Teenage Head? Teenage Head is still rocking packed venues more than four decades after they started.
- Local artist making a splash on Canada’s hip-hop scene 250 Natra hopes that the year ahead will see him break out from the local scene and the GTA to national recognition.
- Butch Haller set to cut a swath through The Chainsaw on Nov. 17 One of southern Ontario’s hardest working and strangest musicians, Butch Haller says he's written every song in existence.
- Collision rates near Conestoga College reveal persistent traffic problems Numbers obtained through a Freedom of Information request show there have been 153 collisions near the campus since 2015.
- Bringing Billy Van back to life With a tiny museum and an upcoming biography, super fan Stacey Case and writer Greg Oliver are reawakening interest in the master of the Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
- JONY is a triple threat in the local music industry Jonathan Mansilla, known as JONY, has become a triple threat in the music industry. A talented singer, songwriter and producer, JONY has opened his own recording studio and is passionate about helping others explore their creativity and musical talents.
- The Addict’s Attic, sharing a rough past in hope of a smoother future Matthew McCoy shares his experiences with opioid addiction and his prison sentence in Texas to help people struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues.
- Nuclear waste dump proposal has many Ontario First Nations worried Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is running out of time to find a permanent solution for storing radioactive nuclear waste.
- It Takes a Village spreads a wealth of dignity and community The store, It Takes a Village, in Listowel, Ont., is making a difference. It’s similar to most thrift stores except no money is exchanged.