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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
Witsuwit'en language camp

Witsuwit'en language keepers singing songs and telling stories about life on the land during a 2017 language immersion camp focused on land- and family-based learning. (Photo: Carla Lewis)

Photo: Carla Lewis
As the federal government prepares to move forward with its promised Indigenous language legislation, the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is hoping for a language renaissance in Canada
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
frozen in time

When it was first released in 1987, Frozen in Time (inset) introduced audiences to a captivating Arctic mystery. After giving up their secrets, the bodies of Franklin expedition crew members John Hartnell, John Torrington, and William Braine were returned to their frozen graves on Beechey Island (pictured). (Photo: Russell Potter; cover image courtesy Greystone Books)

Photo: Russell Potter; cover image courtesy Greystone Books
The re-release of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's Frozen in Time introduces a new generation to a captivating — and still unsolved — mystery 
Operation pumpkin drop

The first ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" for charity in Saskatoon saw a 600-kilogram pumpkin dropped from a crane onto a car. (Screenshot via Fiona Odlum/CTV Saskatoon)

Screenshot via Fiona Odlum/CTV Saskatoon
First-ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" held in Saskatoon was a messy success 
1916 letter from George Cantlie to daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers

A 1916 letter from Canadian soldier George Cantlie to his daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers from the battlefields of Europe. Cantlie's 'war flowers' are the inspiration behind a new multi-sensory exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
War Flowers, a new exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum, tells the stories of Canadians in the First World War through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound
Photo: Aaron Williams

Crew members watch a burn-off from the bush. A burn-off is a fire that is deliberately set in front of an active forest fire to try to reduce the amount of available fuel. (Photo: Aaron Williams)

Photo: Aaron Williams
A former firefighter offers a glimpse at the day-to-day lives of the men and women who rush into danger each summer to protect life and property
George Hunter, photographer

In his 70-year career, photographer George Hunter criss-crossed Canada more than 100 times. His self-stated mission was "to show Canadians, and the world, a little of our country." (Photo courtesy Firefly Books, Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation)

Photo courtesy Firefly Books, Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation
George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 
Gordon Lightfoot at Glenn Gould Studio October 6 2017

After receiving his award, Lightfoot regaled the sold-out crowd at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto with stories about past canoe trips and performed two of his songs, "Restless" and "If You Could Read My Mind." (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 
Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Detail from the cover of The Raftsmen, the incredible true story of four French expatriates who became the first crew to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft. (Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko, courtesy Firefly Books)

Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko, courtesy Firefly Books
The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 
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