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I thought my vintage midcentury dining set finally met its end during a move 10 years ago when the table, with legs removed, rolled off a moving truck ramp, splintering like kindling. Luckily, a furniture restoration specialist (on the moving company’s dime) returned it looking like nothing ever happened.

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In the criminal underworld, there are a handful of stock goods every bad guy can move. Guns, drugs, illegally modified weapons, tobacco products, olive oil…. Wait, what?
Nefarious characters dabbling in a product usually known for its dazzling drizzling and heart-healthy properties? True story.

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Canadian Grocer magazine.
In Calgary, not a lot of neighbourhoods can trace their origins back over a century. The city has it’s roots, sure, but few of those original neighbourhoods have retained their original character and historic charm like Mount Royal, in the city’s southwest quadrant. With a proud past, and particular architectural character, it was a challenge to integrate a huge new commercial development into the neighbourhood known for its walkable charm and vintage vibrancy.

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Co-op Wine Spirits Beer
When you come across a beer called Hijacked IPA, you might assume it gets its name from market research, or the future ability to craft some puns out of the name for ads. In this case, Citizen Brewing Company’s Hijacked IPA got its name from an unbelievably poorly timed yet brazen overnight theft, and the subsequent fallout.

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When it comes to ‘Taco Tuesday’ in most Canadian homes, it’s not uncommon to see folks reaching for a pack of crunchy taco shells. But Jose Ricardo Rodriguez wants you to know that if you’re going for the genuine Mexican experience, that’s not it. Crunchy taco shells are a decidedly North American twist on a Mexican tradition. And it turns out we’ve been filling tacos all wrong, too. 

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Erin writes weekly articles for Best Buy Canada’s consumer blog. Articles include reviews, how-to articles, announcements and features, as well as corporate website content and SEO-optimized copy. See all Erin’s articles on Best Buy Canada’s Blog.  

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AlbertaHealthServices.ca
Ian Blanchard remembers well his final shift working in the back of an ambulance — it was the day his career caring for patients one-on-one came to an early, unplanned end.

“I was stepping over some cables that ran from the stretcher to a monitor on the side counter, and I grabbed onto the stretcher for support, but the mechanism broke and I started to fall,” recalls Blanchard. “I landed on the floor in a small stairwell that’s off to the side.”

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VisitGreaterPalmSprings.com
Greater Palm Springs is known for its beautiful scenery and warm weather, but just a few miles to the south is a scenic drive that offers high mountain wilderness and serpentine roads—all under two hours, provided you don’t stop at some of the gorgeous sights along the way. The drive? The Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, an officially designated scenic drive by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Calgary Herald.
Chad Kendrick and his fiancée woke in the middle of the night to grunting and snorting. A bear was outside, rustling through their campsite. They were in a tent, and they were trapped. Terrified, they stayed still, even as the bear rubbed against the flimsy nylon and bowed the wispy fabric in toward them.

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