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Things that you can chat about on a bad date or at the watercooler.

Lovers Without Borders is a Canadian dating site for Americans looking to flee Trump!

March 14, 2016

If the Donald Trump campaign has you feeling nervous (and it really should), well here’s a little comedic relief. Check out the promo video for  Billed as a site for americans who want to move to Canada to escape Donald …

Ontario dog has had just about enough of winter.

February 23, 2015

Because if watching a ten second video of a dog shovelling won’t brighten your Monday, you should just go to bed. As this super cute video shows, Canadians, especially the furry ones, are clearly done with winter. What do you …

Proof that Mayor Nenshi is the world’s best mayor!

November 1, 2014

The world is about to find out what Calgarians already know, because it’s just been announced that Mayor Naheed Nenshi has just been shortlisted for the title of the world’s best mayor. The 2014 World Mayor Prize is awarded by …

How the story of the Alberta flood unfolded on social media

June 17, 2014

This week, Albertans are marking the one year anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year much of the southern half of the province were devastated by the raging waters. …

The first tweets of notable Calgarians!

March 20, 2014

In honour of Throwback Thursday and, which is completely different than Throw Your Back Out Thursday, which I intend to start celebrating in the next few years and Twitter’s 8th birthday, they’ve released an easy to find out what your …

Eight shows I’d like to see on Tim Horton’s new TV channel!

February 3, 2014

50 years after pouring its first double double, Tim Hortons is getting to launch its first TV station! Well, sort of. TimsTV will begin rolling out in February 2014 and will eventually be in New Brunswick’s 2,220 location.  Nah, I’m …

Watch, cry and laugh: WestJet and Santa offer up a big surprise!

December 10, 2013

By now, you’ve probably seen the WestJet Christmas Miracle video, it racked up more than one million views in just a single day! Apparently, 95% of people who watched it immediately called their moms afterwards to tell them that they …

How I survived Calgary’s deep freeze!

December 9, 2013

Man, what does Mother Nature have against Calgary?  First it was the flood, than it was an epic heat wave and now we’re wrapping up 2013 in a very deep freeze.   Besides bundling up under layers and layers of …

Top tips on how to give the gift of charity!

December 6, 2013

On Friday morning, I joined the CTV Morning Live team to talk about ways that everyone can give gifts at Christmas and be charitable at the same time!  I had such an interesting time putting together the list, I thought …

Video: Jennifer Lawrence takes on Rob Ford!

November 28, 2013

I really wanted to stop writing about Rob Ford, but this was just too good to miss. On Wednesday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, our old pal Dave teamed up with his other friends Martha Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Jesse …

16 reasons to visit the Calgary Zoo!

November 28, 2013

Today was a big day for the Calgary Zoo! Five months after the 2013 flood essentially put much of the zoo underwater, they fully reopened today!  And if the throngs of people who showed up to help celebrate the reopening …

It’s not me, it’s our mayor: Canada’s other controversial mayors!

November 4, 2013

I don’t know if it’s my newly discovered obsession with Scandal, or the non-stop coverage of Rob Ford, but I’ve been all about municipal politics lately.  (Yes, that’s probably the geekiest thing I’ve ever written.)  But, perhaps to make Torontonians …

Backstage and on air for Shaw’s election night coverage!

October 23, 2013

Depending on where you live, you may have heard that Calgary had a big ol’ election this past Monday.  After months of writing columns about voting, school board trustees and secret videos, it sometimes felt like election day would never …

Video: Ontario university students get a surprise seranade!

October 21, 2013

It’s Monday, which means, if Garfield taught us anything, you’re likely needing a pick me up, which is exactly what I think this video will do for you! Serenading University Girls With A Guitar and Flowers is exactly what the …

Metro: Life would be easier if I didn’t care about elections.

October 18, 2013

Whether you live in Calgary or not, you may know that the city is currently in the midst of municipal election that will culminate in some exciting results on Monday.   I don’t know why I love elections so much, but …