by Diana Filer

  1. The hockey of today was first played by students at McGill university in 1875.
  2. Isaac and Rebekah’s twin sons were Jacob and Esau.
  3. Yannick Nézet-Séguin of Montreal is the new conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, a post he was to assume in 2020, but the current conductor was fired, so  he is there already.
  4. Canada’s largest law firm, with 718 lawyers as of April this year, is Borden, Ladner, Gervais, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal as well as its Toronto head office.
  5. A puggle is a baby echidna, or spiny anteater, not to be confused with the puggle dog, a cross between a pug and a beagle.