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Gidin Jaad Erica Jean Ryan, right, runs through lines with an actor in Sgaawaay K’uuna, The Edge of the Knife, a Haida-language film that premieres next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gidin Jaad Erica Jean Ryan, right, runs through lines with an actor in Sgaawaay K’uuna, The Edge of the Knife, a Haida-language film that premieres next week at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Haida Laas/Graham Richard)

Photo courtesy Haida Laas/Graham Richard
“The more I learn, the more I realize that it’s my responsibility to teach”
Event co-host Hanna Calbick Sims aims a fan northwards to “Blow Spokane’s smoke away to Canada.” Photo from Facebook.

Event co-host Hanna Calbick Sims aims a fan northwards to “Blow Spokane’s smoke away to Canada.” (Photo from Facebook)

Photo from Facebook
A Spokane, Wash. man’s joke plan to send wildfire smoke back to B.C. got serious uptake
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)

Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national organization that advocates for the people of Inuit Nunangat and works to Inuit language and culture. (Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti)

Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world

A house in New Brunswick painted to look like the Acadian flag. (Photo: Graham H./Pixabay [CC0])

Photo: Graham H./Pixabay (CC0)
National Acadian Day is celebrated in Canada each year on August 15
Grizzly, wildlife, endangered species, Trump, protected

A grizzly in Banff National Park, Alberta. (Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club
Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk
corde lisse Cirque Éloize Shawinigan

A cast member practices on a rope at La Cité de l’Énergie’s amphitheatre in Shawinigan, Que.

Photo: Christian Fleury/Canadian Geographic
The contemporary circus company celebrates 25 years of showcasing acrobatic arts around the world
Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the 2017 Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Photo: Parks Canada
Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region
Panning for gold

Left: More than 150 people panned for gold at the 2018 Yukon Goldpanning Championships. Right: Lorraine Millar looks for tiny flakes in of gold in her pan in the elite competition. (Photos: Reine Mihtla)

Photos: Reine Mihtla
A Dawson City, Yukon goldpanner is among several Canadians headed to the World Goldpanning Championship in Slovakia
Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when the schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.
Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.
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