A dollar coin was coming in 1986
The $1 bill's days were numbered, to be replaced by a coin that was much friendlier to fare boxes and vending machines.
Cracks, a 'corkscrewing dome' and falling stone at the Saskatchewan Legislature
It wasn't a good sign when Tyndall stone started falling off the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
When British politicians weren't (yet) ready for their TV close-up
No television cameras for these parliamentarians, please — they're British.
Heirs and spares: Royal babies since 1948
Pro hockey once had two leagues, and that couldn't last
After decades, Van Gogh painting in U.S. museum finally authenticated as real deal
30 interesting facts about legal thriller master John Grisham
Alberta beef? Legislature's 50-year-old hamburger to be feted at party in Edmonton
When the Canadian magazine industry was thriving
When Voice of Fire drew flames of criticism from (some) Canadians
The Reform Party was getting used to the spotlight 25 years ago
Who really wrote Nancy Drew? Cracking the mystery of the famous sleuth's author
When Ottawa pushed Japan to slow down its auto exports
Why the Calgary Games were as good as gold for hotels, homeowners
'A pretty horrible winter' that Newfoundland put up with in 1987
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, dead at 81
Madame Benoît cooks an Irish dish for St. Patrick's Day, 1956
When New Brunswick got a metre of snow instead of an early spring
6 celebrities who condemned Canada's seal hunt
Sarah McLachlan 'wasn't into anything but music'
Why record renting wasn't a hit with the record-making industry
When restaurant owners and staff didn't like what Quebec City was serving
The time 'the underworld' handed over a $3M emerald to the Mounties