THINGS TO know
On this date in 2016, iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip posted on their website that frontman Gord Downie was battling terminal brain cancer — first diagnosed in December and followed by surgery and treatment. Doctors cleared Downie for the band’s summer, 10-city cross-Canada tour.
On this date in 1902, Victoria Day was first observed throughout Canada — 16 months after the death of Queen Victoria.
On this date in 1918, women attained full voting rights in Canadian federal elections.