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Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Optik TV First!

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Be the first to own Star Wars: The Force Awakens by signing up to TELUS Optik TV!

by emil tiedemann

IT'S likely more difficult to run into someone who hasn't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has grossed more than $2 billion since it hit theatres in December. If you're itchin' to see it again, and don't want to wait until the Blu-ray comes out on April 5th, then you might want to pay attention!


Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available to own on TELUS Optik TVApril 1st for just $25! That's four days before it comes out on Blu-ray and a full four weeks before you can rent it on any other TV provider in the country! With TELUS Optik TV, once you own it you can watch it as many times as you want for no extra cost!

Plus, you don't need any extra hardware when you purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens through Optik TV...in fact, you don't even need to get off the couch! Your purchase will even include plenty of bonus features, such as deleted scenes …

The 30 Day #buyYEG Challenge: The Progress

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Here's how my 30 Day #buyYEG Challenge went...

by emil tiedemann

LAST month, I threw an idea out there to get Edmontonians in the "buy local" mindset, and to try to focus on a lifestyle of supporting hometown and independent businesses and artists. For at least 30 days, that is.



The "30 Day #buyYEG Challenge" is a simple way to support these local establishments and entrepreneurs (especially) during the downturn in the economy, as too many "ma & pa" shops close their doors for good as a result. 

But, I couldn't just talk the talk, encouraging others to participate in this challenge. So, for the last 30 days (starting March 1), I walked the walk, so to speak. That means I didall I could to reinvest in my hometown Edmonton, from what coffee I drank in the morning to what books I read before I went to bed at night. 

It's been an amazing 30 days of discovering so many awesome local spots and meeting some folks that I may never had met otherwise. An…