2005: Edmonton police chief Fred Rayner is fired after news of a police sting targeting a journalist and the chair of the city’s police board comes to light.
1993: General Motors sues NBC after “Dateline NBC” allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
1986: A passenger train and a freight train crash near Hinton, Alberta, killing 29 people and injuring 93, making it the deadliest train accident in Canada since 1947. The resulting investigations revealed serious flaws in CN’s employee practices.