Provo man working online to bring a little Canada to Utah

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PROVO -- A Provo man, born in Canada, just couldn't find the Canadian products he loved when he moved to Utah. So, he started selling them himself.

Regan Scoville admits to being a "Crazzy Canuck." Really, the Vancouver Canucks is his family's favorite hockey team.

"It's not a sport in Canada; it's a lifestyle," Scoville says. "Our favorite player is Roberto Luongo, ‘cause we're both goalies."

He also compares his homeland's sweets to the finest in the world.

"Canadian chocolate is like a European chocolate; it has no fillers or waxes in it," Scoville says.

When he couldn't find his chocolate, or hockey gear in Utah, he started It's an online store that sells food, pins, flags, jerseys -- just about everything Canadian.

"We do anywhere from 50 to 60 orders a week," Scoville says.

Old Dutch potato chips are another best-seller. Scoville says he ships crates of them to NHL players who can't get them anywhere else.

"They were the first ones to come up with salt and vinegar, and ketchup potato chips -- which is our best-seller," Scoville says.

Scoville moved from Alberta, Canada, to Provo to go to school at BYU, and he decided to stay. In fact, he says a lot of Utahns have ties to southern Canada because some early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moved out of the state to settle parts of Canada.

"My great-grandfather came from Springville," Scoville says.

He says he's excited about the Vancouver games, especially the hockey games.

"This is a piece of the net from the 2002 Olympics when Canadian won gold and gold in men's and women's," he said, showing KSL News the memento.

Scoville would love to get a piece of net if the Canadian team wins gold in Vancouver too.



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