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The HMCS Haida docked in Hamilton, Ontario

HMCS Haida has been docked in Hamilton Harbour since 2002. Last month, she was named the ceremonial flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy, an honorary title recognizing her performance in three wars. (Photo: Photo: Laszlo Varga/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Laszlo Varga/Wikimedia Commons
Why HMCS Haida became the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy
A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

A replica of Iron Man's suit is one of dozens of examples of armour through the ages on display now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Katherine Lissitsa)

Photo: Katherine Lissitsa/Canadian Geographic
Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time
The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum

The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie for valour in the Second World War. The Canadian War Museum has acquired the medals, thus ensuring they stay in Canada. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada
Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape. (Photo: Michael Gervers)

Photo: Michael Gervers
The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 
Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror

Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror. (Photo courtesy AMC)

Photo courtesy AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition
Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Photo courtesy AMC
Our experts dissect the debut episodes of AMC’s new series about the Franklin Expedition
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Louie Kamookak’s efforts to collect and pass on the stories of Inuit Elders directly contributed to the discovery of Sir John Franklin’s HMS Erebus, proving the value of oral history, says Leona Aglukkaq. (Illustration: Robert Carter)

Illustration: Robert Carter
“His life’s work held true:” Leona Aglukkaq, former Minister of Environment and Parks Canada, on the admired Inuit oral historian
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Kamookak recounting traditional stories with the Gjoa Haven youth who joined him on the RCGS-flagged 2015 Malerualik Expedition, part of his decades-long effort to pass Inuit traditions and knowledge on to the next generation. (Photo: Jason Fulford)

Photo: Jason Fulford
Alanna Mitchell, co-author of Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus, reflects on the renowned historian
Franklin expedition ship stuck in ice

AMC's new series, The Terror, explores the Franklin expedition's fight for survival after their ships become trapped in Arctic ice. (Photo: AMC)

Photo: AMC
AMC's new 10-part narrative of the Franklin expedition is part high adventure, part gothic horror
Meghan Greeley as Lucy Maud Montgomery in Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute

Meghan Greeley as Lucy Maud Montgomery in Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute, which celebrates the famed Canadian author. (Photo courtesy Historica Canada)

Photo courtesy Historica Canada
Though beloved for her books featuring plucky heroines, the celebrated novelist privately battled depression and the sexist attitudes of the early 20th century
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