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 childish
and Canadians should stop referring to is as such. We find out what steps he's taking with the federal government to ensure this happens.
An unlikely group of pin-up models has found themselves in the middle of
a controversy this week in North Bay, Ontario. It appears that the town's
Senior Men's Curling League has released a scandalous calendar (see photo below of Mr. March) and locals
are asking for it to be removed from all stores. We get to the bottom
of both sides of this story.
Earlier this week, a skeleton dating all the way back to 1850 was
discovered on the banks of the Hudson Bay and it is giving
archaeologists great insight into what Canadians were really like in the
mid 19th-Century. We talk to one of the archeology team to learn more.
Finally, Pat Kelly brings us a
feature length documentary about Lloydminster
- the Canadian town that
shares the unique distinction of being split down the middle by two
provinces but still operating as one municipality. In it he explores
what life is really like there and profiles the under-reported tension
that exists between the Alberta side and the Saskatchewan side.
Plus, we play even more of
your phone calls in reaction to a story we ran two weeks ago about the
province of Saskatchewan potentially renaming itself to 'something
We also received some other great calls this week: One
for our story about the world's first off-leash cat park in
and the other was
in reaction to our wood chopping
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