The Maple Leaf flag, also called the l'Unifolié (one-leafed), has been Canada’s flag since February 15, 1965. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed an all-party committee in 1964 to resolve the “flag issue”, which was a very hot and contentious debate in the early sixties. The committee finally picked a distinctive Canadian design with a stylized red maple leaf in the centre.
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Located on Front Street in Toronto, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada serving over 250,000 passengers a day. The current station was opening by Edward, Prince of Wales on August 6, 1927. It’s had a bit of a facelift lately.
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Also known as a Yank tank, these cars are bright, shiny, colourful and old. The 1962 U.S. embargo cut off trade with Cuba. No Cuban cigars in the U.S., and no American cars or parts in Cuba. The mostly 1950s cars have been kept on the road using Cuban ingenuity.
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An inmate of Toronto's High Park Zoo escaped his enclosure on May 27, 2015 and spent a few days touring the west end of Toronto. Eventually, he got tired of exploring and found that there is no place like home. He returned to the zoo on his own.
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Karol Józef Wojtyła was born on May 18, 1920 in Poland. He became a Roman Catholic priest, bishop and Cardinal who rose to become Pope. His papacy began on October 16, 1978. He was one of the most widely travelled world leaders in history, having visited 129 countries during his pontificate. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005 in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.
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The Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi held celebrations in October 1971 to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. A gala dinner was attended by sixty members of royal families and heads of states from around the world. The following day there was a parade of armies in period costume. CTV’s W5 was there.
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