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Hundreds of pop culture items auctioned off in Vancouver

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WATCH: The Howard Blank collection auction is a pop culture supermarket. And as Squire Barnes reports, the past is within reach if you’re willing to pay the price.

Hundreds of rare pop culture collectibles are up for grabs in Vancouver this weekend as part of a unique auction. The lifetime collection of Howard Blank is on sale and bidders from as far away as Ontario are here to snatch some of the rarest items.

The collection is full of little pieces of nostalgia, including movie memorabilia, vintage gumball and coke bottle vending machines, and more than 100 acoustic and electric guitars.

Some of the rare items include Andy Warhol signed serigraphs, B.B. King electrical guitar and original art work signed by Michael Jackson and John Lennon.

One of the most unique and prized possessions in Blank’s collection is the original rickshaw from the 1963 Elvis Presley film It Happened at the…

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MS Bike Tour celebrates 25 years of fundraising, cycling

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Watch above: The MS Bike Tour from Leduc to Camrose celebrates 25 years.

EDMONTON – A steady stream of cyclists could be seen for kilometres south of Edmonton Saturday, as riders took off on the first leg of the MS Bike Tour.

The 185-kilometre journey starts in Nisku and makes it way to Camrose. The nearly 2,000 cyclists taking part in this year’s ride are raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research and much-needed support services for those living with the disease.

“I really want this disease to end,” says Anne Belohorec.

“I know so many people with Multiple Sclerosis,” she says. “It’s a difficult disease for them and for their families, their friends, their co-workers to live with.”

MS is a disease that attacks the central nervous system. It is unpredictable and can cause loss of balance, impaired speech and paralysis.

Belohorec has been living with MS for 30 years, but…

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Fire crews battle massive blaze in Gibbons

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EDMONTON – A blaze at the Saskcan Pulse Trading Facility in Gibbons is believed to have started around 9:30 Friday evening.

The facility reportedly was responsible for cleaning lentils and peas.

It appears to have started on a garage roof and spread. A large part of it is said to have been destroyed.

Gibbons is located about 35 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

We’ll have more details as soon as they become available.

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Fire crews battle massive blaze in Gibbons

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EDMONTON – A blaze at the Saskcan Pulse Trading Facility in Gibbons is believed to have started around 9:30 Friday evening.

The facility reportedly was responsible for cleaning lentils and peas.

It appears to have started on a garage roof and spread. A large part of it is said to have been destroyed.

Gibbons is located about 35 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

We’ll have more details as soon as they become available.

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Fire crews battle massive blaze in Gibbons

Global News

EDMONTON – A blaze at the Saskcan Pulse Trading Facility in Gibbons is believed to have started around 9:30 Friday evening.

The facility reportedly was responsible for cleaning lentils and peas.

It appears to have started on a garage roof and spread. A large part of it is said to have been destroyed.

Gibbons is located about 35 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

We’ll have more details as soon as they become available.

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Fire crews battle massive blaze in Gibbons

Global News

EDMONTON – A blaze at the Saskcan Pulse Trading Facility in Gibbons is believed to have started around 9:30 Friday evening.

The facility reportedly was responsible for cleaning lentils and peas.

It appears to have started on a garage roof and spread. A large part of it is said to have been destroyed.

Gibbons is located about 35 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

We’ll have more details as soon as they become available.

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