This Is That
Total weight airline, Quickie Lube Literary Prize, fish...07/31/14
We talk to the CEO of an airline that charges for total body weight. We profile the books up for the Quickie Lube Literary Prize. The Vancouver Aquarium is taking their fish on walks. Plus, we profile the Group of 7 conspiracy theorists.
CRTC clothing, hospital foodie, customs officer etiquette, hot air...
The CRTC is imposing Can-Can regulations on clothing. A hospital in Kelowna serves best food in Western Canada. Canadian border guards are getting a lesson in etiquette. We introduce you to Canada's only aerobatic hot air balloon squadron.
Canadian car horn language, corn maze nightmare, Loverboy police, door...
Politician proposes a universal language for car horn honks, 68 people get lost in corn maze for 24 hours, Cop gets suspended for putting license plate on cruiser that reads 'LOVERBOY', Psychologist wrestles with patients.
Paper Please, freeway food truck, small town bike share, Gary Bingo...
The North American paper industry wants you to use more paper. We profile North America's first freeway food truck. We find out why a bikeshare program didn't work in Stettler, AB. Pat Kelly goes one-on-one with the world's best Bingo caller.
Expectant father parking, HR honesty, world class city snub, The...
Regina wants parking for expectant fathers, an HR department actually wants employees to scream at each other, Canada is left of the World Class City list, and we profile the working class of Fort Mac.
Parks Canada wildlife fee, no ball soccer, unpaid intern, male doula...
Parks Canada explores charging a fee when wildlife is spotted. To ensure every child ‘wins’, Ontario athletic association removes ball from soccer. Meet a man who was an unpaid intern for 35 years. Profile: Canada’s first male doula.
Headline: Love struck pilot grounded after attempting to write message...
The FAA has come down hard on Captain John Randel for attempting to write 'I Heart Dana' in the sky for his new girlfriend with a Boeing 767.
Headline: CN Tower campsite lets Canadians tent 1,168 feet in the air
After losing their distinction as the world’s tallest tower in 2010, the CN Tower has been trying to break another world record and ‘Sky Camp’ is how they hope to do it.
Headline: Association of Men with Women's Names says things are getting...
With a population now topping 9 million, Canada has the highest per capita total of men who have women's names. Leslie Helm of the AMWN says that these high numbers are proof that men with women's names are here to stay and they need our support.
Headline: Manitoban says famous cookbook has plagiarized his...
Earlier this week a lawsuit was filed by Doug Primbos on behalf of his grandmother against The Better Cooking Cookbook. In the suit, Mr. Primbos claims that the makers of the cookbook have stolen hundreds of recipes, although he is not sure how.
Canadian Education Committee wants to ban talking animals from...
In an interview with Peter Oldring of This is That, Harold Wright argued that “encouraging a child to believe that a Hippopotamus can not only speak but is also a dental hygienist is a ludicrous notion and extremely detrimental to a child’s...
Headline: Ontario prison to replace 25ft high concrete wall with large...
In conversation with This is That, Orlando Dunn, the Collins Creek warden, admitted that the hedge will not be as secure, but he assured locals that it would be more pleasing to the eye.
Headline: NFL referee boycotts Super Bowl after being told he can no...
Earlier this week, it was made public that long-time NFL referee, Rick Gallant, will be boycotting this year's Super Bowl because of the NFL’s recent decision to no longer allow officials to apply cosmetic make-up before televised football games.
Open Concept Workspace: Canadian company converts entire office into...
We profile Hamilton, Onatrio's Deenlo consulting, the first business to create a fully aquatic environment for its staff.
Headline: Washington state couple chooses to raise their child...
We talk to a couple living on Orcas Island, WA about how they are raising their child Echo, to self-identify with whatever species it thinks it actually is.
Headline: Calgary scraps bike share program in favour of BBQ share...
In a surprise move this week, Calgary City council decided to halt any further discussion on bringing a bike share program to their city. Instead, Calgary will fast track its plans on becoming the first city in the world to have a barbeque share...
This Is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'
We bring you a holiday tale about the reunion of two brothers over a long lost letter to Santa that's just too Christmas-y to be true.
'Happy Holidays' Ban, Y2K Prepper, the Hockey Fight Solution,...
This week: 'Happy Holidays' is now offensive. Meet a man who spent 14 years in a bunker because of Y2K. One man may have the solution to the hockey fight debate. Plus, we get an audio diary from the 2013 International Snow Championships.
Legal Age of Adults, Canada's King of Infomercials, Bicycle Paramedic,...
This week: A politician wants to raise the legal age of consent to 25. We profile Canada's King of Infomercials. We speak with California’s first bike paramedic. Peter Oldring lifts the curtain on cross-provincial espionage. Plus, we play your calls.
BC Bag Ban, Data Entry Camp, Political Face Tattoo, Canadian Trade...
This week: A town in BC bans every kind of bag. Pat Kelly uncovers summer camps that make kids do data entry work. An Ontario politician gets a face tattoo. We find out why Canadian trade delegates are now speaking with an English accent.
- Vancouver, BC