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Memorable stories of 2012: Bob the Barber's bionic chair

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Barber Bob Egely shows off his new hydraulic chair in June, 2012. It allows him to manoeuvre around his customers. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

This week on Daybreak we've been looking back at some of the most memorial stories we've covered in 2012.

Today's item comes from the North Okanagan.

In 2010, Bob Egely had both legs amputated because of a medical condition and after 40 years in business he was forced to close his barber shop.

In June, reporter Brady Strachan went to Enderby to meet 'Bob the Barber,'  and check out his new high-tech chair that allowed him to get back in the saddle, clippers in hand.
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