THINGS TO know
On this date in 1972, the CRTC approved the creation of a third television network — Global TV. It was licensed to serve five Ontario cities.
On this date in 1836, riding on wooden tracks near Montreal, Canada’s first passenger train travelled about 25 kilometres.
On this date in 1961, the government-built town of Inuvik, N.W.T., was officially opened. The town, the largest Canadian community north of the Arctic Circle, was constructed to replace the old settlement of Aklavik, which was being threatened by flood and erosion. Located on the Macken-