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Glenn Pelletier

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  • Keep an eye out for local band

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    The last time I felt this strongly about a local rock band was in 1989, when I happened to catch The Rhinos at a Kitchener club. (I knew within minutes of hearing them perform, that they were something special.  I noticed one member in particular – a 19-year-old named Danny Michel. Well, we all know

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  • The joy of giving

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    Once again this year, the 570 News Secret Santa toy drive is back. Experience the true joy and meaning of the season by helping to ensure that every child as a gift to open on Christmas morning.  Simply drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of the locations listed here http://www.570news.com/secretsanta/ or bring it

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  • 10% Happier

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    I want to tell you about a book I just read that will appeal to you if you’re looking to better handle the stresses of everyday life. It’s titled “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help that Actually Works–A True Story.” Written

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  • 10% Happier!

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    I want to tell you about a book I just read that will appeal to you if you’re looking to better handle the stresses of everyday life. It’s titled “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help that Actually Works–A True Story.” Written

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  • A man pauses as he touches the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after placing his poppy on top following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Friday November 11, 2011. Polls taken in previous years show that number has been steadily rising. Only 16 per cent of those surveyed in 2008 planned to attend a Remembrance Day event, but the number climbed to 22 per cent in 2010 and has risen a further eight points since then. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Harry Watts, I salute you

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    Thinking of 91-year-old Harry Watts of Kitchener, who served in the Canadian military in Italy in 1943-45. This remarkable man was on hand at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market last Saturday, complete with a photo display highlighting his tenure with the military.  He was there to raise funds for his fellow war vets, accepting donations and

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  • Heady days for fans of Les Canadiens

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    It has been a very long time, by Montreal Canadiens standards, since the Habs last won the Stanley Cup. In fact, at 21 years, the Cup drought for Les Canadiens is the longest in their history, 8 years longer than the previous drought, when the club waited 13 years for a championship after winning it

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  • The last time the Leafs won the Stanley Cup……..

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    For the eighth time in the past nine seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have missed the playoffs. After losing 3-0 in Tampa, the Leafs were officially eliminated from playoff contention. They have two games left before the season comes to and end, concluding a turbulent campaign in which so much went wrong for the club.

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  • Downtown retail landscape to change again

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    It’s the end of an era for the in-and-out store on King Street near Victoria Street. For more than 40 years, the Beer Store, formerly Brewer’s Retail, has called the location home, but alas, it is moving in the fall, to make way for the transit hub. Suds lovers fond of the location of the

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  • Rock concert opens generational divide

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    Opinion is divided about the lineup announced for Big Music Fest – set for July in Kitchener’s McLennan Park. Some argue the acts, headlined by Aerosmith, are musical re-treads, long past their prime.  Others have greeted the concert lineup with enthusiasm. Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor with Rolling Stone magazine, tells 570 News iconic rock names

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  • Huge presssure on the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays

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    I know they get paid millions of dollars to play ball.  I know it’s a six-month season in which they stay at the best hotels and eat the best food.  It looks like nothing but fun….but it comes with a steep price. Having worked during the 1999 season on the Blue Jays radio broadcast crew,

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  • Who the heck loses an hour of sleep on Sunday morning?

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    Gotta laugh at the all the advice I have read recently from the “experts” about how to “cope” with the switch to Daylight Saving time. The way they position it, we are all doomed to be a bunch of bumbling, sleep-deprived, miserable wretches on the Monday morning after the transition. What is the big deal? 

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  • Real hockey fans cannot help themselves

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    NHL hockey is back, and for true fans the end of the lockout is a glorious occasion. Those embittered by the labour dispute and vowing to stop watching the fastest game in the world can go right ahead.  Somewhere along the line they lost interest in the game long before the lockout began.  These are

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  • You CAN fight city hall!

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    The people have spoken, the city of Kitchener has listened and the nationally-recognized Boathouse music venue in Kitchener’s Victoria Park will be saved. Slated to close on October 23rd in a dispute over rental fees, it seemed that there was no meeting of the minds, no room for compromise between its supporters and city officials,

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  • No surprise here….Kutcher gets naked.

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    You can see where the producers of  “Two-And-A-Half Men” are going to take the show this season. Faced with the task of replacing the hugely talented, albeit angst-ridden Charlie Sheen, enter Ashton Kutcher – pretty boy significant other to uber-”cougar”, Demi Moore.  How does one compete against Sheen’s impeccable comedic timing and ascerbic wit?  Well,

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  • Economists criticize B.C. decision to scrap HST

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    They’re among the three most hated letters in the English language – at least in Ontario; at least among taxpayers who have not taken the time to actually examine the long-term positie impact of the Harmonized Sales Tax.  A number of tax experts, far more knowledgeable about the tax than myself and most typical taxpyers,

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  • Tales from my 30th anniversary University reunion

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    It was with some trepidation that I decided on the day of the event, to show up at the 30th anniversary reunion of the Ryerson University graduating class of 1981.  I say SOME trepidation, because I was primarily excited about seeing people whom I literally had not seen in three decades.  Trepidation though, because I

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  • Glee not just a television show!

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    What a treat to take in the performance of K-W Glee last night at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church.  This collection of talented young people – singers, dancers and musicians – blew the crowd away with their amazing talent.  They are also a collection of very decent, hard-working kids.  They are a credit to the community. 

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  • Nice changes in Hespeler

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    Took a walk the other day through downtown Hespeler.  Part of the city of Cambridge since 1973, it has always seemed to me that Hespeler never quite bought in to the amalgamation with Preston and Galt that formed the city of Cambridge.  Separated by the 401, and situated that much further east, it appears to

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  • Charlie Sheen may get the last laugh

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    Winning! Go get em’ Charlie. To err is human, to get the last laugh (all the way to the bank), is cause for us all (okay, maybe not all, but those who wagged their holier-than-thou finger at you), to pause and reflect. http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/957835–cbs-wants-charlie-sheen-back

  • Back to the gym after a three-year hiatus

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    More than three years after tearing the rotator cuff in my left shoulder, I am about to head back to the gym.  It’s amazing how quickly one can get out-of-shape.  It will be a daunting task to get back to the fitness level I had before the injury.  Quite frankly, while it has taken years for

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