Sure, Regina and Windsor are okay names, but they’re kind of dull compared to what those places used to be called.
1. Regina was Pile of Bones
2. Kenora, Ont. was Rat Portage
3. Collingwood, Ont. was Hens-and-Chickens Harbour
4. Raleigh, Nfld. was Ha Ha Bay
5. Windsor, Ont. was Sandwich
6. Moncton was La Coude (the elbow), later renamed the Bend
Source: Natural Resources Canada
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