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This Is That's Top Stories of 2014

It's that time of year again when we look back on the year that was and reflect on all the stories that never happened....

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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. When she discovers...

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Mannequin Police, Holiday Planner, Wine Fight, Oot and Aboot

This week on This Is That: - Understaffed Yarmouth Police Service uses mannequins to increase their presence....

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French Food Labels, Backwards Driver, Town Amalgamation, The Unity Shovel

This week on This Is That: - Quebec company admits packaging information different in French than in English....

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Latex Glove in Schools, Swear Town New Brunswick, Canada's Favourite Time, Button Sharks

This week on This Is That: - B.C school mandates all students and staff wear latex gloves in the classroom. ...

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Reverse Voting, Crack Fisherman, Pen Fest, Elopement Planner

This week on This Is That: - In response to low voter turnout, Alberta town to cast votes on behalf of its residents. ...

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Toronto Bike Parking, World Record Lightning Strike, MPP Child Apology, Saskatchewan Bidet Battle

This week on This Is That:- Toronto wants to charge cyclists for locking up to city-owned poles. ...

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Arts Grant Strip Club, Singing Policeman, Overdue Doctor Visit, The Wave Inventor

This week on This Is That: - We speak with the owner of the Ontario strip club that received a $100, 000 arts grant this week....

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Bluenose Fish n' Chips, Telemarketing Agency, Recipe Plagiarism, Feleski Five

This week on This Is That: - To save the Bluenose II, a Toronto consulting agency is suggesting it be turned into a fish n' chips...

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Brad Pitt Manitoba, Private Texas Freeway, Skywriting Pilot Bay Street Poets

This week on This Is That:  - Manitoba Tourism wants to pay Brad Pitt millions to endorse the province. ...

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Species-less Child, Apple Pumpkin, Quiz Master, Golden Opera Voice

This week on This Is That: - We speak with a Washington state couple that is letting their 3 year-old child decided what species it wants...

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World renowned opera singer loses singing voice after ski binding hits his throat

In 1998 Canadian Robert Poole was considered to be one of the best counter-tenor opera singers in the world. Plucked from a music program in...

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Apple enthusiasts stunned after discovering champion "apple" was actually a pumpkin

The Big Apple Showcase is arguably the most popular event at the Bowmanville Apple Festival. Every year local apple growers enter what they believe to...

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Breakfast Sandwich Ban, Canadian Weather Academy, CN Tower Camping, Song Stuck

This week on This Is That:- Ontario becomes the second Canadian province to ban motorists from eating breakfast sandwiches while driving. ...

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Puppy Maternity Leave, National Dance, Edmonton Universe, Sasquatch Revealed

This week on This Is That: - We speak with a woman who is suing her employer for not allowing her to take paid maternity after...

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Talking Animal Books, Proposal Man, Calgary BBQ Share, Invisible Art

This week on This Is That: - The Canadian Education Committee wants to ban from all children's books from Canadian schools that feature talking animals, as...

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Ontario Smokers Registry, Parent Teacher Date Night, Blueberry Festival, Ponytail Rescue

This week on This Is That: - We speak to the MPP that is trying to create a registry of every known cigarette smoker in the...

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Skype MP, Church Mall, High Prairie Accent, Pig War

This week on This Is That: - MP Blaine Watson is lobbying the Canadian Government to let him attend sessions of Parliament from home via Skype....

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Musical Ride, Internet Joe, Men with Women's Names, Scared Straight Zumba

This week on This Is That: - Due to budget cuts, the RCMP have announced this week that they may be removing the horses from their...

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Best of This Is That: Government volunteers, Little America, Luxemburg's Royal Canadian visit, Y2K Prepper

This week on This Is That:We find out why the Canadian Government is looking to fill 20,000 positions, across all federal departments, with full-time volunteers....

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Best of This Is That: Bilingual Dog Bylaw, Visual Allergies, Canadian archaeologist, Lloydminster

This week on This Is That: Pat Kelly speaks with Montreal city councilor Benoit LaDouce about a proposed bylaw that would require all dogs in Montreal...

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Best of This Is That: Legal Age of Adults, Canada's King of Infomercials, Bicycle Paramedic, Provincial Spying

This week on This Is That: The president of the Federal Association of Parents released a statement this week stating that 18 is not...

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Best of This Is That: Banff Alberta Canada, Montana; Kissing Military Robot, Karachi, Canadian Political Accent Training

This week on This Is That: We talk to a representative from a Montana town that changed their name to Banff Alberta Canada, to increase...

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Best of This Is That: Total weight airline, Quickie Lube Literary Prize, fish walks, Group of 7 conspiracy

This week on This Is That: - We speak with the CEO of North Gulf Air, an American discount airline that will let you fly...

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Best of This Is That: CRTC clothing, hospital foodie, customs officer etiquette, hot air balloon Snowbirds

This week on This Is That: Peter Oldring speaks with a representative of the CRTC about why in the new year Canadian high school students...

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Best of This Is That: Canadian car horn language, corn maze nightmare, Loverboy police, door to door wrestling

This week on This Is That: - Pat Kelly finds out the details of the Government of Canada's new universal language for automobile car...

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Best of This Is That: Paper Please, freeway food truck, small town bike share, Gary Bingo

This week on This Is That: This week The Paper Association of North America announced it would be launching a new ad campaign called "Paper...

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Best of This Is That: Expectant father parking, HR honesty, world class city snub, The Oilman's Lament

This week on This Is That: Concerned over parking conditions he deems "unacceptable and unfair," politician Roger Sinclair says its time for expectant fathers to...

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Best of This Is That: Parks Canada wildlife fee, no ball soccer, unpaid intern, male doula

This week on This Is That: Due to budget cuts, our national parks are in serious financial trouble. We talk with Parks Canada about...

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This is That's Top Stories of 2013

It's that time of year again when we look back on the year that was and reflect on all the stories that never happened....

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2 long lost brothers reunited because of letter written to Santa over 30 years ago

This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter' - a holiday story almost too Christmas-y to be true:After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written...

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'Happy Holidays' Ban, Y2K Prepper, the Hockey Fight Solution, International Snow Championships

This week on This Is That: - We speak with a watchdog group that is encouraging people to stop using the phrase 'Happy Holidays' as...

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Legal Age of Adults, Canada's King of Infomercials, Bicycle Paramedic, Provincial Spying

This week on This Is That: - The president of the Federal Association of Parents released a statement this week stating that 18 is not...

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BC Bag Ban, Data Entry Camp, Political Face Tattoo, Canadian Trade Accent Training

This week on This Is That: - After successfully implementing a ban on the use of plastic bags, the town of Millmine, British Columbia says...

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Banff Alberta Canada, Montana; Kissing Military Robot, Karachi, Man Snow Blows Across Canada

This week on This Is That: - We talk to a representative from a Montana town that changed their name to Banff Alberta Canada, to...

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American tourist gun law, money saving expert, spacecraft 'Gordie' returns, 2nd Canadian Anthem

This week on This Is That: - Pat Kelly speaks with a House Republican who says that visitors to the United States should have a...

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Species Not in Danger List, youth employment advice, Sistine Chapel fiasco, notable Canadian cemetery

This week on This Is That: - Peter Oldring speaks with a Nova Scotia MP that feels that Canada should develop a list of species...

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Niagara tree leaves, Daylight Saving disaster, youthful Parliament Hill words, Medicine Hat School of Medicine

This week on This Is That: - Pat Kelly speaks with a Niagara-on-the-Lake city councillor about the town's new bylaw that requires all tree owners...

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Total weight airline, Quickie Lube Literary Prize, fish walks, Group of 7 conspiracy

This week on This Is That: - We speak with the CEO of North Gulf Air, an American discount airline that will let you fly...

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National Gallery for kids, rural Royal, 'Weird Al' of Canadian Poetry, parental Sex Ed

This week on This Is That: - Pat Kelly speaks with the new consultant to the National Gallery of Canada who is trying make the...

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CRTC clothing, hospital foodie, customs officer etiquette, hot air balloon Snowbirds

This week on This Is That: - Peter Oldring speaks with a representative of the CRTC about why in the new year Canadian high school...

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Canadian car horn language, Amateur Think Tank, small town bike share, crosswalk town crier

This week on This Is That: - Pat Kelly finds out the details of the Government of Canada's new universal language for automobile car horns...

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Quebec pants charter, corn maze nightmare, Loverboy police, door to door wrestling

This week on This Is That: - It is charter season in Quebec and Independent MP Serge Bourassa has put forward a proposal that would...

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Paper Please, freeway food truck, Olympic fashion, Gary Bingo

This week on This Is That: -  This week The Paper Association of North America announced it would be launching a new ad campaign...

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Expectant father parking, HR honesty, world class city snub, The Oilman's Lament

This week on This Is That: - Concerned over parking conditions he deems "unacceptable and unfair," politician Roger Sinclair says its time for expectant fathers...

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Parks Canada wildlife fee, no ball soccer, unpaid intern, male doula

This week on This Is That: Due to last years budget cuts, our national parks are in serious financial trouble. We talk with Parks Canada...

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This Is That Canada Day Special (Live from Canada)

For us here at This Is That, Canada Day is without question the most important holiday of the year. It is our New Year's Eve....

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2012 Year in Review

This week on This Is That: We look back on the stories we reported on this year that meant the most to Canadians. In October...

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A Very This Is That Holiday Special

This week on This Is That: We talk to a Canada Post employee who was suspended from his job for refusing to deliver children's letters...

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Bilingual dog bylaw, Canadian passport changes, million dollar bill, swimming scallops

This week on This Is That: We talk to the new head of Passport Canada about the allowances they are making for passport photos such...

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Alberta oil planes, storm spotter, CSIS rebrand, no swearing challenge

This week on This Is That: An Alberta energy company believes they've come up with the perfect alternative to the pipeline: Oil planes. We give...

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Iowa marriage town, Windsor public gathering, Nova Scotia Shakespeare, visual allergies, guitar duo

This week on This Is That: We interview the mayor of the Iowa town that is trying to pass a law that all residents over...

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100 percent ban, Canadian cartoonist, Victoria walking lanes, Iced Knights

This week on This Is That: We talk to the Hamilton educator that is refusing to award students a mark of 100 percent. Cold weather...

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BC timber drive, Quarters, football referee makeup, digital province

This week on This Is That: We talk to a representative from the town of Cromwell, British Columbia about the creative fundraising solution they've devised...

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Texas sugar water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Newfoundland apology, 'no gambling' casino

This week on This Is That: We talk to Hester Griggs, the utilities commissioner of a small town in Texas that has put sugar into...

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Kingston Halloween, Canadian password, spring TV preview, fastest donkey

This week on This Is That: We talk to a concerned resident of Kingston, Ontario that is trying to get Halloween celebrations regulated next year,...

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Ugly Canadians, bless you ban, Manitoba white debris, Trans-Canada enthusiast, sod hut hotel

This week on This Is That: We find out why Canadians were voted into a list of the "Top 5 Countries with the Most Unattractive...

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Government volunteers, Saskatchewan court case, Little America, car camera, flute fight

This week on This Is That: We find out why the Canadian Government is looking to fill 20,000 positions, across all federal departments, with full-time...

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Middle aged Bieber, provincial spending, baby hotel, Toronto World Heritage Site

This week on This Is That: We talk to an MP from Alberta that believes all of the provinces should report their federal spending to...

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Loonie debate, nude curling calendar, Canadian archeologist, Lloydminster

This week on This Is That: We talk to an Ottawa economist who thinks that referring to our one dollar coin as a 'loonie' is...

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Salt Spring Island schools, Calgary Blue Jays, the Pet Bin, gardener Chris Morrison

This week on This Is That: We talk to the Salt Spring Island school board about how they are, due to budget cuts, creatively cutting...

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Saskatchewan rename, Land cruise, National truck, Wood Choppers

This week on This Is That: We talk to the Saskatchewan M.L.A. behind the leaked e-mail that revealed that the Saskatchewan Government is trying to...

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Branded Parliament, Lost Olympians, Diaphragmist, Up Niagara Falls

This week on This Is That: We talk to an MP in Ottawa that is trying to get the buildings on Parliament Hill sponsored by...

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Innovation Hour, Napanee Statue, Royal Pets, Pronunciation, Drive-thru Theatre

This week on the first episode of our third season: We unveil our new theme song! We speak to a group in Calgary that is...

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Best of This Is That: Military mountain bikes, Greenland gets the internet, Calgary bans busking, religious brain drain documentary

Next Saturday make sure you tune into CBC Radio One to hear a BRAND NEW EPISODE of This Is That in our new time slot...

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Best of This Is That: Standing-room only airline, The Clap, Toronto neighbourhood bans children, organic pharmaceuticals documentary

This week on the Best of This Is That: We talk to the owner of Can-Fly, a new standing-room only airline launching in Canada this...

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Best of This Is That: Labrador limousine, Canada's best impressionist, economic speech disaster, hunt and release

This week on the Best of This Is That: Labrador City, Labrador just purchased its first limousine and we talk to the former mayor to...

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Best of This Is That: University cancels swim program, Stats Canada apologizes, the Fifenstocks, cross-country skiing documentary

This week on the Best of This Is That: The University of Nanaimo is threatening to cancel its famous swim program, we talk the Director...

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Best of This Is That: NASCAR comes to Vancouver, Canada's prettiest town, Ogopogo mystery solved, the Accidental Pianist

This week on the Best of This Is That: We talk to a representative from NASCAR, who is trying to bring the car sport to...

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Best of This Is That: Calgary aquarium, house buffalo, strip club tourism, Johnny and the Apologies

This week on the Best of This Is That: The Calgary Aquarium is closing its doors this week; we talk to the owner to find...

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Best of This Is That: Pay per use parks, Banff cougars, casual Friday police, and 401 bicycle commuter

This week on the Best of This Is That: We talk to a Toronto city counselor who tells us about the new pay-per-use parks program...

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Best of This Is That: Newfoundland helmet, offensive tourism, author Irving Spence, MMA Moms, folk-singer George Haywood

All summer long we'll been looking back on some of our favourite stories from the first two seasons of This Is That as we lead...

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Best of This Is That: Pearson Airport, smoked salmon, the Last Spike, Titanic iceberg, Toronto boy pageant

All summer long we'll been looking back on some of our favourite stories from the first two seasons of This Is That as we lead...

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Best of This Is That: Calgary Stampede, Canadian flag, Winkler, Famous instrument and commuter

All summer long we'll been looking back on some of our favourite stories from the first two seasons of This Is That as we lead...

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Season 2: 2011 Highlights

EPISODE 27: As 2011 comes to a close we thought we'd look back on some of the news stories that defined Season 2 of This...

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Season 2: Holiday Special

EPISODE 26:We begin this episode with a story about how a small town in Ontario turned their entire downtown into a skating rink....

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Season 2: Episode 25 - Alberta Snowball Fight, NHL Tourism, Office Pool, Canadian English in Japan

EPISODE 25: We find out why three members of the Alberta Legislature were taken to hospital after a snowball fight. Host Pat Kelly shares...

Season 2: Episode 24 - Great Lakes, Government Day, Cat Parks, Cross Country Skiing

EPISODE 24: We find out why the University of Copenhagen has stopped referring to the Great Lakes as 'great'. MP Doug Oublemont tells host...

Season 2: Episode 23 - American Wind, Funny Pilot, Canadian Internet, Self Check In ER

EPISODE 23:We find out why the town of Walhalla, North Dakota feels that Canada is stealing their wind. Host Pat Kelly speaks with a...

Season 2: Episode 22 - Public Art, Mississauga, Stats Can, Wolf Dog, Wilderness Birth

EPISODE 22:We find out why there is so much controversy over a public art installation in Vancouver called 'The Infinite Well'. Pat Kelly helps...

Season 2: Episode 21 - Lingerie Store, Moose Author, New Wind, Tick Talks

EPISODE 21: We find out why a department store in Winnipeg has banned men and teenaged boys from their lingerie floor. Dr. Peter Halpern...

Season 2: Episode 20 - Para Ski Dooing, Zoo Lie, Irving Spence, Canadian Invasion

EPISODE 20: Pat Kelly conducts an interview with one of the founders of a new extreme winter sport called 'Para-Ski-Doo Sailing'. We find out why...

Season 2: Episode 19 - National Arts, Labrador Limo, Beaver Fighting, Fifenstocks

EPISODE 19:We find out why the Toronto Arts Alliance wants to relocate all of Canada's Arts institutions to Toronto. Labrador City just got its...

75th Anniversary Special: Part 2

PART 2:Dr. Henry Poole of the University of Nanaimo explains why some Canadian towns banned the radio in the 1930s. Producer Donald Pambeau explains...

75th Anniversary Special: Part 1

PART 1:Dr. Henry Poole of the University of Nanaimo explains what life was like in Canada before the radio. We play a clip of...

Season 2: Episode 16 - Winkler, Higher Education, Campbell River Chrunch, Cloudshare, Speed Dating For Dads

EPISODE 16:We find out why all the streets in the town of Winkler, MB point in the same direction. Host Pat Kelly conducts a...

Season 2: Episode 15 - NASCAR, Quebec Lowers Drinking Age, Brandon Hills, Political Love

EPISODE 15:NASCAR is expanding to Canada and we find out why they feel Vancouver's Stanley Park is the best location for a track. Quebec...

Season 2: Episode 14 - The Tickies, Casual Friday, Prairie Halloween, Space Train

EPISODE 14The Canadian Financial Awards (or the 'Tickies') are being broadcast on television for the first time and we talk to organizer Blair Harrison...

Season 2: Episode 13 - Military Mountain Bikes, Greenland Internet, Escapades, Brain Drain

EPISODE 13: We find out why the Canadian Army is spending their budget on combat bicycles. The country of Greenland joined the internet for...

Season 2: Episode 12 - CAN FLY, Camada, No Kids, Snowball Fight in a Box

EPISODE 12:We interview the CEO of Can-Fly, a new budget airline launching in Canada that is cutting costs by removing the seats. A representative...

Season 2: Episode 11 - Calgary Tower, Impressionist, Molson Speech, Hunt and Release

EPISODE 11:This week we find out why a group of citizens in Calgary want to tear down the Calgary tower. Host Peter Oldring sits...

Season 2: Episode 10 - Clean Fort MacMurray, India Denies Hamilton, CBBL, Whistle Doctor

EPISODE 10:We find out how the town of Fort McMurray, AB earned the title of 'Cleanest City in Canada'. Host Peter Oldring interviews the...

Season 2: Episode 9 - Calgary Clown Ban, Canscape, New Font, Accidental Pianist

EPISODE 9: We find out why a group of Calgarians want to ban clowns and other buskers in their downtown. Peter Oldring talks to...

Season 2: Episode 8 - Island Football, Blood Lake, Rosecroft Report, Fastest Man

EPISODE 8:Pat Kelly finds out why tackle football is getting the sack in high schools on Vancouver Island this fall. We talk to the...

Season 2: Episode 7 - Smoked Salmon, Biggar, Canadian Tabloid, Granville Street, Alex Cudmore

EPISODE 7: Find out why an anti-smoking group in B.C. wants to ban the process of smoking salmon. Peter Oldring learns more about why...

Season 2: Episode 6 - Too Many Festivals, House Buffalo, Strip Club Tourism, Cool Teacher

EPISODE 6:Ottawa cultural adviser Garry Cowan tells us why we need fewer festivals in Canada. Pat Kelly interviews a couple in Pincher Creek, Alberta...

Season 2: Episode 5 - Luxembourg Visit, Kid Power, Pearson Airport, Potato Vineyard

EPISODE 5:We find out the details of the Luxembourg Royal visit to Canada. Pat Kelly interviews the Mayor of Hearst, Ontario about how they...

Season 2: Episode 4 - Pay Per Use Parks, Banff Cougars, Wawa Bus, 401 Commuter

EPISODE 4: We speak to the City of Toronto about the details of their new pay-per-use  public park program. Chris Pogel from Banff National...

Season 2: Episode 3 - Newf Helmet, Offensive Slogan, Canadian Hardware, Polyandry

EPISODE 3:Peter Oldring finds out why a new Canadian tourism campaign is calling Europeans stupid. Pat Kelly gets the details on why young drivers...

Season 2: Episode 2 - Northern Lights, Nova Scotia Protest, American Law, Little Man Gent Pageant

EPISODE 2: We find out why a major Canadian beer company wants to trademark the Northern Lights. Pat Kelly speaks to a concerned citizen...

Season 2: Episode 1 - Calgary Stampede, Langham, Just For Laughs, Musical Instrument

EPISODE 1: We talk to an activist that wants to change the name of the Calgary Stampede. The town of Langham, Saskatchewan has been put...

Season 1: Episode 10 - Sea Lion Suit, Regina, Tourism, Kevin Nealon, Canadian Blockbuster, How the Internet Works

This week on the FINAL episode of This Is That for this season: Find out about all the reasons you should visit Regina. American actor...

Season 1: Episode 9 - Hudson Bay, Parks Canada Uniforms, Teen Party, MMA Moms, George Haywood

This week: Why is billionaire Aston Swan buying up the eastern shore of Hudson Bay? 14 year-old Max Horne wants his own party in government....

Season 1: Episode 8 - Old Folks Home, Author Irving Spence, Last Spike, Canada's Facebook, Country Singer Jake Hunter

This week: We speak with a 28 year-old being evicted from a retirement home in Victoria, B.C. Author Irving Spence stops in to tell us...

Season 1: Episode 7 - Caribou Diet, Prettiest Town, Artist Grant, Automakers

This week on This is That: why is the town of Jasper, Alberta suing Goderich, Ontario? Meet the recipient of the Laurier Grant for the...

Season 1: Episode 6 - Queen's Visit, Radio DJ, Barefoot Curler, West Edmonton Mall, LCBO

This week on This Is That the people of West Edmonton are devastated after their beloved mall is deemed inferior. Canada's first barefoot curler discuses...

Season 1: Episode 5 - Canadian Flag, Prairie Walrus, Blizzard Chasers, Tom Dobbs

This week on THIS IS THAT we can barely keep a straight face as we talk with the king of double double comedy, funnyman Tom...

Season 1: Episode 4 - "Friends" Set, Ogopogo, Horse Mayor, Solar Calculator, Underground Condo, Opera Singer

CTV buys the set of NBC show "Friends"; UBC scientist reveals new research on the Ogopogo; we get a tour of a new underground condo...

Season 1: Episode 3 - Twitter Teacher, CFL Team, The Clap, Canadian Space, Commuter

This week on This Is That: Meet an Ontario teacher that only uses Twitter to educate; is the CFL really being turned into ONE NFL...

Season 1: Episode 2 - Calgary Aquarium, Kiddler, Winnipeg Real Estate, Malcolm Kind, Dave's Drugs

If you missed This Is That this week, fear not because we have the digital version right here.Listen to a one-on-one feature interview with Canada's...

Season 1: Episode 1 - Australia Mayor, Grade 4, Border Crossing, Canadian Mint, DeathWall.com, X-Country Skiing

If you missed This Is That on Tuesday or Saturday this week, fear not because we have the digital version right here. Find out why they...
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