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Why posties picketed a Winnipeg pharmacy in 1987

By | September 19, 2020

Soon, Canadians who wanted to buy stamps or mail a package would no longer need to trek to a Canada Post office. And in September 1987, that was enough to prompt the postal union to pull out the picket signs.  There were only three franchised outlets in Canada so far when CBC’s The National reported from outside the newest one,… Read More »

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek marks 80th birthday with release of 1st memoir

By | July 20, 2020

There are few Canadians more recognizable than Alex Trebek. That’s true whether he’s clean-shaven, rocking a moustache or sporting a goatee, as he has been lately. He’s been the face of Jeopardy! since 1984, overseeing thousands of trivia contests since then and seeing a few legitimate stars born on the stage of the popular quiz show.  But Trebek’s longtime fans will… Read More »

When a princess saluted Canada’s ‘eager’ baby boomers at Rainbow Stage

By | May 29, 2020

Thousands of Manitoba schoolchildren were sitting in front of Princess Alexandra, giving Queen Elizabeth’s cousin a direct glimpse of the next generation of Canadians. Just a few weeks ahead of Canada’s centennial in 1967, the princess was in Canada on a visit with her husband, Angus Ogilvy. She told the young baby boomers they had the right mindset to guide their country in the… Read More »