As of March 17 2017, DCHP-2 went live: the Second Edition of A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. The Project History, by Stefan Dollinger and Margery Fee, is worth reading — it includes this interesting variation on James Murray's Reading Programme:
Because funding was slow to materialize, we adapted our data collection methods to a format suitable for the classroom. Students learned original research and provided some data for the project (Dollinger 2010a). In January 2008, with the help of UBC and SSHRC funding, we were in the position to open our offices. In the "Canadian English Lab" we completed between early 2008 and Fall 2010 the main data collection for the Bank of Canadian English based on a data "harvesting" scheme and a list of codified Canadianisms compiled from three print dictionaries (Canadian Oxford Dictionary 2004, the Gage Canadian Dictionary 1997 and the ITP Nelson Dictionary 1997). The years 2010-11 were primarily occupied with the proofreading of the scanned DCHP-1 and its conversion for the web. In 2007, UBC Archives scanned DCHP-1 free of charge, which produced the file that was imported to our online dictionary environment. In 2012-13 we began to work out the editorial principles that would guide the editing process of DCHP-2. Drafting of entries began in 2012 and was largely completed by the spring of 2015. The revising of entries was slower, partly because drafting was handed over to undergraduate and graduate students, which added more training tasks than is customary. Three student assistants, Baillie Ford, Alexandra Gaylie and Gabrielle Lim, drafted most of the entries. Other student drafters were Emily Briggs, Jona Dervishaj, Ana Martic and Dorota Lockyer.
After a quick browse, my favorite entry so far is made beaver, defined as "a unit of exchange equivalent to the value of one prime beaver pelt", with variant forms M.B. and MBeaver, and the North West equivalent plu. Some example sentences:
. . . experience has taught the hunter that he will get 50 MB for the robe be it large or small, so he cuts it down in order to make room on the sled for a larger number.
Many of my Indians have been in since my last, some have done well others indifferent & some very bad indeed only paying 15 out of 65 M Beaver their Debts.
Poitras, a Chipewyan half-breed, arrived, and delivered 81 made beavers in prime furs, though he says he has been sickly all winter.
Foxes were valued and an equivalent amount in "Made Beaver" or shiny round HBC tokens was spread out on the counter.
This is a lexicographic reminder of the serious historical influence of the North American fur trade. More trivially, it evokes for me childhood memories of the old man down the road (in rural eastern Connecticut) who lived by trapping wild animals and selling the pelts.
And in the spirit of the enterprise, I'll note that there's a typo (probably an OCR error) in the made beaver entry: