The fascinating story of how the Canadian tuxedo got its name involves Bing Crosby getting kicked out of a Vancouver hotel and then being recognized by Levi’s.
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Welcome To 2016! These 1996 Pop Culture Moments Are Now 20 Years Old
Welcome to 2016, gang. Want to feel old? These 1996 pop culture events are now 20 years old. From Spice Girls to StarTAC, Tupac to JonBenet, all of these big events are turning 20.
Finding Classic Neon Signs In The Gas City
Medicine Hat is known as the Gas City because of its vast natural gas reserves. But it also has wonderful neon gas signs. Check them out on this tour of Medicine Hat’s great sign art.
How Irish Are You?
How Irish are you? I mean, really. If we all dig deep enough into the roots of our tree, we can find a bit of green. So I did some digging and found a pot o gold.
How A Hot Spring Discovery Created A National Park
In the fall of 1883, railway workers William McCardell and Frank McCabe decided to try their luck at trapping and prospecting. Instead of finding furs and ore, they found liquid gold; thermal springs they hoped…
John Ware Honoured With Stamp
Since 1976, February has been Black History Month in the US and Canada. This year, to mark the occasion, Canada Post unveiled stamps to honour some great Canadians of African descent. With the centennial of…
A Tale of Three Cities: Calgary, Alberta. Calgary, Scotland. Calgary, Texas.
Calgary, Alberta. Home to the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Flames and The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – the Calgary Stampede. But this is not the only Calgary on the planet….