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6 entries from October 2007

This game will pump you up.

Corner_gas_thumbnailCongratulations to the folks at Corner Gas for scoring big at the Gemini Awards this weekend...and for  making gas stations seem more interesting to millions of Canadians.  I found this game while looking for some info on the show.  It's fun, but hard.  Give it a try and see if you are cut out to pump gas in Dog River, Saskatchewan.  I clearly am not.

Photo Credit: Ben Lawson


People questioning your pricing practices? You've come to the right place.

Pricetag_photo The strong Canadian dollar has not only kept gas prices lower, it's raised a lot of questions about the price consumers pay for various products.  Like here, here and here.   This is new territory for many in the retail sector.   As someone who receives his mail in this familiar territory, I feel compelled to offer advice to help those of you who now feel under seige.

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“If it looks flat, I figure it needs some air”

Last Friday, I was lurking at the Petro-Canada gas station at the Vancouver airport talking with  Tire_pressure_2 Canadians about tire pressure. My opener? “Heeyyyy…how often do you check your tire pressure?”

Now checking your tire pressure is up there with flossing. Important yes. Highlight of your day, not so much.

My random and highly unscientific poll (popping my head into car windows of our customers to ask them about tire pressure) revealed that while there are people on either end of the tire-pressure-checking spectrum, most people fall in the middle.

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