This Is That
This Is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'
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'.
Latex Glove in Schools, Swear Town New Brunswick, Canada’s Favourite...
B.C school mandates all students wear latex gloves. N.B. town believed to be the first place the F-word was used. Department of Heritage to finally determine what Canada’s favorite time is. Canadian becomes the winningest game show contestant of all...
Reverse Voting, Crack Fisherman, Pen Fest, Elopement Planner
In response to low voter turnout, Alberta town to cast votes on behalf of its residents. Maritime fisherman uses crack cocaine as bait. Winnipeg to host world's largest pen fest. Toronto entrepreneur has been named Canada's top elopement planner.
Toronto Bike Parking, World Record Lightning Strike, MPP Child Apology,...
Toronto wants to charge cyclists for locking up to poles. Man tries to get struck by lighting 8 times to break record. Naughty son of an MPP makes public apology. Saskatchewan is rioting over bidets.
Arts Grant Strip Club, Singing Policeman, Overdue Doctor Visit, 'The...
An Ontario strip club has received a $100, 000 arts grant. We profile Thunder Bay’s Singing Policeman. A 33 year-old man finally visits the doctor for the first time in 12 years. We meet the man who claims to have invented ‘The Wave.’
Bluenose Fish n’ Chips, Telemarketing Agency, Recipe Plagiarism,...
To save the Bluenose II, they’re turning it into a fish n’ chips shop. We profile Canada’s top telemarketing agency. A Manitoba man feels a major cookbook has plagiarized his Nana. We catch up with Canada’s second favourite set of Quints.
Brad Pitt Manitoba, Private Texas Freeway, Skywriting Pilot Bay Street...
Manitoba Tourism wants to pay Brad Pitt a lot of money to endorse them. We profile a members only freeway in Texas. A pilot writes a message of love in the sky with a 747. We meet the slam poets of Bay Street.
Species-less Child, Apple Pumpkin, Quiz Master, Golden Opera Voice
Washington couple is letting their child decided what species it most associates with. Apple Festival champion "apple" turns out to be a pumpkin. Our Quiz Master stops by to play some games. We profile an opera singer who's trying to regain his lost...
Breakfast Sandwich Ban, Canadian Weather Academy, CN Tower Camping,...
Ontario bans eating breakfast sandwiches while driving. We profile the Canadian Academy of Weather Broadcasters. The CN Tower is now allowing people to camp on top of their main pod. Meet a man has a had a song stuck in his head for 6 years.
Puppy Maternity Leave, National Dance, Edmonton Universe, Sasquatch...
Canadian wants maternity leave after adopting a new puppy. The Arts Council is a creating an official dance to go with our National Anthem. Edmonton wants to be known as the ‘Portal to the Universe.’ We meet the man who is Sasquatch.
Talking Animal Books, Proposal Man, Calgary BBQ Share, Invisible Art
Canadian Education Committee wants to ban all children’s books that feature talking animals. Manitoba man has made 23 wedding proposals and been rejected every time. Calgary is introducing a city-wide BBQ share. New York artist makes invisible art.
Ontario Smokers Registry, Parent Teacher Date Night, Blueberry...
Ontario is setting up a cigarette smoker registry. We meet a teacher that's trying to match up the single parents of kids from her class. The Abbotsford Blueberry Festival is $17-million over budget. A Salmon Arm man gets his ponytail stuck in a pool.
Skype MP, Church Mall, High Prairie Accent, Pig War
An MP wants to attend sessions of Parliament from home via Skype. We profile Florida's 'All Faiths Church Mall'. The town of High Prairie, AB is developing its own accent to attract tourists. We investigate Canada’s most boring battle, The Pig War.
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.
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