Brian G. Spare

Brian G. Spare PhD is a local author, freelance copywriter who is a regular contributor to Bayview magazine. Watch for Brian’s upcoming memoir “The Boy Who Couldn’t Smile” to be published later this year. Contact him at

Recent Articles

Thriving with activity

What is a community? It can be a group of individuals with a common goal, who work together to achieve their aim with respect, honesty and accountability toward each other.

Our Carnegie Library

There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the Earth as the Free Public Library – Andrew Carnegie

Are You Wearing Your Nylons?

It’s not certain when the name Nipigon Nylons was coined to describe those thick woolly grey and white work socks. What is known is that they have been around for generations.

Thunder Bay's most famous homes

The people who opened up the North West shared a common love for vast and wild country.

Number please?

These were the first words spoken through the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson March 10, 1876.

A new life for the Eaton's building?

In 1869, Timothy Eaton opened his department store in Toronto.

Manufacturer to the World

When we think of the Bombardier plant here and it’s history, the first things that come to mind are the Hawker Hurricanes that were built here during WW II.

Rotary A Century of Service

Rotary was formed in Chicago in 1905 as an organization of businesses and professional leaders that provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build go

Grain: Our proud heritage

In 2003, Friends of Grain Elevators (FOGE) was formed by persons who had worked in or were associated with the grain industry in Thunder Bay.

The most wonderful time of the year.

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” - ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore - 1823


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