INTERNeX Canada: The Final Days Of A Canadian Penny

Coins have a certain way of leaving their mark in our lives. In my childhood, I have many memories that relate to coins from the times when I’d drop change into my piggy bank as I counted how much I’ve saved up to buying gum at a gumball machine.

But out of all the coins, I’ve probably have  had the closet relationship with the penny. Oh how may times have I picked up a penny on the street or random places and smiled because it meant good luck? And how can I forget all the pennies I’ve tossed into a wishing pond? I’m definitely not the only one who has done this!  So now that the Royal Canadian Mint has officially stopped producing Canadian pennies on February 4, 2013, the final days of Canadian pennies are here. They will no longer be distributed to banks and businesses.Why you ask? Well it costs more money to “make” the penny than the penny is actually worth! Also, getting rid of the penny means it saves Canadian taxpayers of about $11 million a year!

So what will they do with the pennies? They will melt the pennies down and recycle the metal. However, because there are so many out there still, for pennies to stop circulating around will take approximately three to four years! So stores will now round your cost up or down to the nearest nickel when you’re paying in cash! But this doesn’t apply when you’re paying with cards.

Some of the famous idioms of pennies:

A penny saved is a penny earned- means it is wise to save money

A penny for your thoughts- when someone wants to know what you are thinking about

What do you think of the decision to get rid of Canadian pennies – yay or nay? Share your thoughts, opinions, rants, and comments below! 



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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Even the name sounds delicious. This store is amazing… but if you have a history of cavities or an upcoming dentist appointment – stay away from this place! Why? See for yourself.

This place could be your worst nightmare or your heaven on earth. If you’re like me… somedays it may be deadly to walk in here! I can be quite an impulsive shopper on an empty stomach. When I visited this store the other day, I walked out with an Apple Pie Caramel apple. It was absolutely divine! Everyone should visit this store while in Vancouver! They do have shops in other cities, but come on! Just look at all the goodies!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The Company is based in the charming old-west town of Durango located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. From its 53,000 square foot factory, the Company manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products to supply its many franchise locations, delivered fresh by its fleet of refrigerated trucks.

The factory typically produces approximately 300 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, using proprietary recipes developed primarily by its master candy maker. These products include many varieties of clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. Individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables.

Neat huh? I’ll leave you with a few more pictures. If you would like to visit their website, click here! The location I visited was at 1017 Robson Street. They even had cute little piggy candy apples. They also serve fudge, ice cream and truffles. If you’re good you’ll show up just in time for samples 😉 …

That’s all for now guys! Gotta jet, I’m hungry…

– Laura