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The Dark Side of Cross Country Skiing

New film exposes the dark side of professional cross-country skiing
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This Is That's Best of 2017

Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring look back on their favourite stories from the eighth season of This Is That.
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This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'

After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written to Santa hidden inside an encyclopedia, she becomes compelled to find its author.

Coachella for kids, rare musical instrument, jewel thief lessons

This week: We travel to the Coachella for kids to learn about what goes into organizing this enormous festival, we talk with music historian Herbert Brust about his latest treasure, and check-in with Canada’s most notorious jewel thief during his new educational tour.
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Wedding tax credit, hit new board game, inspirational quote factory

This week: We talk with a disgruntled bride who thinks that Canadians should receive a tax credit for their weddings, we interview the inventor of this Christmas’ most popular board game, and we go undercover to investigate the seedy world of inspirational quotes.
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Britain's new embassy, Jerky the Gerbil, Melting Man festival

This week: We talk with a spokesperson from the British government who is unhappy with their new embassy in Canada, we learn about the Canadian government’s new initiative to teach kids not to be jerks, and we visit a rural Saskatchewan town for the first ‘Melting Man’ festival.
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Boot camp ban, celebrity commencement speeches, largest mass divorce

This week: We talk with a person who wants to ban group exercise in all of Toronto’s public parks, we find out the secret behind viral celebrity commencement speeches, and we visit a town in Manitoba that’s trying to organize the world’s largest mass divorce.
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Drug dealers against legalization, Canada's top airport, Baby Jason

This week: We talk with a drug dealer who opposes the legalization of marijuana, we learn about Canada’s best and worst airports, and we find out what became of a baby that was stuck in a well.
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'O Canada' on Flights, Password Protection, Prison Punchlines

This week: We speak with a Canadian who started a petition to make singing the national anthem mandatory before all domestic flights, we talk to a security expert about how strong passwords can protect your identity, and we visit a prison that’s using standup comedy as a tool to rehabilitate inmates.
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Mount Everest Sale, Baby Boomer Comic, Nudist Oil Company

This week: We speak with the Texas billionaire that’s purchasing Mount Everest, we find out why baby boomers are going crazy over a new comic book, and we explore Fort McMurray’s first and only nudist oil company.
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Meet the best e-mailer in the world

The world’s best emailer reveals the secrets of the craft.
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Cross Country Carnage: Cross country skiing will never be the same

"Oh my god... this trail... this is where the nightmare began." The rush of skiing on level ground for hours on end... no one ever really talks about it.

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Finally, a commercial that reflects the workout habits of real people

Finally, a commercial that reflects the workout habits of real people
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Saskatchewan 'Melting Man' festival is Canada's answer to Burning Man

Saskatchewan 'Melting Man' festival is Canada's answer to Burning Man
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Hit new board game looks like Canada's best Christmas gift

Hit new board game looks like Canada’s best Christmas gift
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An intimate look behind the scenes at Coachella for kids

Each year, tens of thousands of kids gather in a remote region of the Nevada desert. Kidz Fest, a three-day festival that bills itself as a Coachella for the under-eight crowd, is the world's largest event featuring children's entertainment.
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An intimate look behind the scenes at Coachella for kids

Each year, tens of thousands of kids gather in a remote region of the Nevada desert. Kidz Fest, a three-day festival that bills itself as a Coachella for the under-eight crowd, is the world’s largest event featuring children’s entertainment.
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New outreach program educates kids about the perils of jewel thieving

While incarcerated, Canada’s most infamous jewel thief made a promise that he would give back to society. After serving his ten-year sentence, Perry Cecil is making good on that promise.
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Canada's foremost expert on reed-based instruments discovers a tenor sarangi bowed dorma

After two-years in a small country in the far east, Herbert Brust returns to This is That to show Pat Kelly his latest discovery.
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Canadians react to bride who wants tax credit for weddings over $200,000

We received almost an hour of feedback for a story we did last week about an Edmonton bride that wants the federal government to offer tax credits for weddings over $200,000. Here's what some real Canadians had to say about the story.

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This Is That LIVE is touring Western Canada this fall.
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Bride wants federal tax credit for weddings over $200,000

Bride wants federal tax credit for weddings over $200,000
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Bride wants federal tax credit for weddings over $200,000

Marie McDaniels is arguing that Canadian weddings that cost over $200,000 should be eligible for a tax credit of 60 per cent with the federal government.
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Deplorable working conditions at Canada's leading inspirational quote producer

Inspiriac is Canada’s biggest producer of inspirational quotes. On an average day, they create 10,000 original inspirational quotes from their office tower in Mississauga, Ontario.