Sometime in the late 70s or 1980 I saw Billy Van outside Union Station in Toronto. He told me he was scared of flying so he took the train whenever he could. Yes, Count Frightenstein, and countless other characters from the best TV show ever made in Hamilton, Ontario, was scared of flying.
Immature bald eagle - I first saw it eating something that was on the ice. It flew away in graceful arcs when it saw me - birds often think a camera might be a gun - but it came back and perched directly overhead to get a better look at me!
Close up of it blinking its third eyelid or nictitating membrane.
And getting a better look at me from a nearby tree.
I was speaking to a store clerk in French today and I used the term "10 piasse" (Ten dollars) and she blinked a little and corrected me to 'dix dollars' - I thought about it and realized I only heard piastres in Quebec (I haven't spent much time further east so I cannot say if it is in use in New Brunswick.) After looking a little on the internet, I see that "piastres" was on dollar notes issued by banks in Lower Canada and Quebec in the 19th century, and the word comes ultimately from the Spanish 'peso'. The Spanish had found large amounts of silver in the Americas and their coinage dominated much of the world - even the Japanese yen derives from Spanish and Mexican coins that were in circulation in Asia. Update - I did hear a bank clerk use 'Piasse' recently in Ontario, so my informant was wrong.