Category: Benny blog

How old is Mr. PG?

How old is Mr. PG? Mr. PG was officially “born” May 8th, 1960. He was originally used as a mannequin at the downtown Mr. Big & Tall shop [probably not true]. The idea for Mr. PG originated with Harold Moffat in the late 1950’s, who believed Prince George needed a mascot to promote the forest …

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A brief history of Canada

17,000 years ago, the first people arrived in the area that is now Canada. They came via the Bearing Land Bridge from Siberia (when global sea levels dropped during the last ice age). These people could only get as far as (the) Yukon because the rest of the country was still covered in ice. The …

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Top five best tank movies

Taking a break from World of Tanks and looking for a great tank movie? Here are the top five best tank movies of all time. #1. Fury (2014 – Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf) Tanks featured: M4A3E8 Sherman, Tiger #2. White Tiger (2014) Tanks featured: T-34-85, Tiger #3. Sahara (1943 – Humphrey Bogart) Tanks featured: M3 …

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American Idol – Season 18

American Idol judges

Auditions for the Next Season of AMERICAN IDOL® Are Now Open! You can audition online now at and on-location auditions kick off on July 23rd in New York and wrap up on September 21st in Chicago. The new season starts March 3rd. How many Idol winners can you name? Laine Hardy (Season 17) Maddie …

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Where did April Fool’s Day come from?

Ever wonder where April Fool’s Day came from? The story goes like this… Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar… This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st. Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were …

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Happy Birthday FM Radio in #CityofPG

The River sign

CI0I-FM (aka C-101) signed on the air on March 1, 1981 and became Prince George’s first FM radio station. CI0I was originally branded “Country 101” at 101.3 FM. In 1995 the call letters were changed to CKKN-FM to re-brand the station “Kickin Country”.  On August 1, 1999 the station switched to a Top-40 format and …

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