This Is That
This Is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'12/20/14
We bring you a reprise of our award winning holiday tale about the reunion of two brothers over a long lost letter to Santa that's just too Christmas-y to be true.
Best of This Is That 2014
Pete and Pat reflect on the stories that meant the most to them in 2014: High Prairie Accent, Invisible Art, Singing Policeman, and Salmon Arm Pony Tail.
Mannequin Police, Holiday Planner, Wine Fight, Oot and Aboot
Understaffed Yarmouth police service uses mannequins to patrol streets. Top holiday planner says 90% of Canadians will “screw up” Christmas. Okanagan wine expert and Niagara vineyard owner get into a fist fight. We catch up with 'Oot & Aboot.'
French Food Labels, Backwards Driver, Town Amalgamation, The Unity...
Quebec company admits packaging information different in French than in English. Ontario man granted permission to drive his car in reverse. Towns of Kimberley, B.C. and Parry Sound, ON to amalgamate. Canada creates 'Unity Shovel'.
Musical Ride, Internet Joe, Men with Women's Names, Zumba
The RCMP are getting of horses in the Musical Ride. We profile a community in Saskatchewan that's using one internet connection. The Canadian Association of Men with Women's Names tell us about their new awareness campaign. And Scared Straight Zumba!
Government volunteers, Little America, Luxembourg Royal Visit, Y2K...
Canadian Gov't is looking to fill 20,000 volunteer positions. We profile Toronto's Little America Neighbourhood. We announce the plans for Luxembourg's royal visit. We meet a man who has lived in a bunker since 2000.
Bilingual Dog Bylaw, Visual Allergies, Canadian archaeologist,...
Montreal wants bilingual dog parks. A student at the University of Nanaimo is suing the school for not being sensitive to her visual allergy. Canadian bones from 1890 have been unearthed. We look at the conflict in Lloydminster, AB/SK.
Legal Age of Adults, Canada's King of Infomercials, Bicycle Paramedic,...
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.
Banff Alberta Canada, Montana; Kissing Military Robot, Karachi,...
A Montana town changes its name to Banff Alberta Canada. We find out why the Department of Defense is developing a robot that you can kiss. We interview legendary Canadian hypnotist Karachi. We find out why Canadian trade delegates are now speaking...
Total weight airline, Quickie Lube Literary Prize, fish walks, Group of...
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...
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