Vancouver's city archives aims to preserve history. It has a colourful past of its own
The City of Vancouver Archives houses enough five-inch acid-free boxes of records to stretch eight kilometres if placed end to end. It's a long way from the archive's modest beginnings, when a mercurial figure known as Major James Skitt Matthews packed up the city's collection and took it to his house in "a fit of pique."
The late-winter blast that blew through the Prairies in 1982
Knowlton Nash called it "a classic" western storm, but a lot of people living through it might have called it something else.
The 1977 Iggy Pop TV performance that never happened
Iggy Pop was booked to perform with his band on Peter Gzowski's late-night talk show, but an interview would have to do instead.
The beer lockout that led to long lineups in 1985
Topol, icon of Fiddler on the Roof, dead at 87
Signs, slogans and seals on International Women's Day in 1975
When Victorians didn't want 'eastern people' building a mall downtown
See what New Brunswick life was like around 1940, in the digitized work of a film pioneer
My Favourite Season
From Mary Pickford to Brendan Fraser, here's every Canadian actor ever nominated at the Oscars
When Ontario tried out health insurance for pets in 1973
Why 1983 was 'one of the worst years' for university students