In this year…
JANUARY Michael Jordan announces his second retirement from basketball. FEBRUARY The Leafs play their final game at Maple Leaf Gardens. RIP: George Luscombe, founder of Toronto Workshop Productions. APRIL Nunavut becomes the third territory. Wayne Gretzky plays his final NHL game. The Columbine High School massacre. MAY Ex-Menudo member Ricky Martin invades our ears with Livin' La Vida Loca, which becomes Billboard's top song. Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice. People still keep telling Lewinsky jokes. JUNE Napster is released. Mike Harris is re-elected with another majority victory. In a continued attempt to shake bad reps and confuse voters the Reform Party becomes the Alliance. JULY John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash. Woodstock 99. Unfortunate elements of the event include: mud
fights, fires, assaults and Limp Bizkit.
AUGUST To no one’s surprise, Eaton’s files for bankruptcy.
SEPTEMBER NOW cracks the story of the City’s head bean counter, Wanda Liczyk, and her conflict of interest deal with Ron Summers and his software company.
NASA loses a Mars Climate Orbiter because scientists fail to convert imperial units to metric. We wonder how they'd survive on a trip to Canada. DECEMBER Air Canada takes over Canadian Airlines. RIP: Matt Cohen, author. Y2K freak-out begins.