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A snowmobile adventure to Marmot Falls

Expect the unexpected in the Kootenays, including a visit to an epic frozen waterfall

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Wildlife

Would you trust a groundhog?

Celebrating Groundhog Day with wildlife expert Michael Runtz

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: The ancient pre-primates that once roamed Canada’s Arctic

Plus: Alaskan wolves are getting a taste for sea otter, right whale-friendly lobster traps are hitting the market, AI is helping the fight against invasive phragmites, and First Nations discuss caribou protection

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Exploration

Meet Caroline Côté, the fastest woman to reach the South Pole

Breaking stereotypes, pushing boundaries and logging an extraordinary achievement

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Travel

Spaces within places: a stay at the DOUGLAS hotel

Inspired by the trees that line the misty mountains of Vancouver’s coastal rainforest, the DOUGLAS offers a multi-faceted city escape

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Students on Ice founder Geoff Green discusses his experience as an expedition leader

Harnessing the power of the ocean to inspire wonder and change

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People & Culture

Interview: Kimberly Murray on honour and justice for missing Indigenous children

The recently-appointed special interlocutor discusses the respectful treatment of unmarked graves and burial sites associated with former Indian residential schools

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People & Culture

Découverte John U. Bacon

Le journaliste parle de la Série du siècle de 1972 et de son impact sur la culture du hockey et sur l’évolution du jeu.

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People & Culture

Interview with John U. Bacon on the 1972 Summit Series and its impact on hockey culture 

The best-selling author and journalist discusses the reinvention of the game and the pressure to win

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People & Culture

Interview with Melissa Lem on making nature more accessible and becoming a climate activist 

The family physician advocates for outdoor time with the PaRx nature prescription program

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Environment

Spotlight on conservation: Hastings Wildlife Junction

Hastings Wildlife Junction in eastern Ontario is an example of the scale of conservation needed in Canada

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Wildlife Wednesday: Costa’s hummingbird found livin’ on a Prairie

Plus: the extinct mega-herbivore that once shaped kelp forests, the rare fern fueling a Cape Breton golf course controversy, the great gray owl’s hunting skills revealed, and the continuing crash of Canada’s fish stocks despite investment.

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Our Country: Heather O’Neill on the McGill University campus

The award-winning author recalls her past and recent adventures around the McGill University campus

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Travel

Travel

Two new Canadian books reveal the how and why of family travel 

Despite the many challenges of family vacations, these two books explore why travelling with kids is a priceless experience that can create memories that will last a lifetime 

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Travel

Ottawa’s Unofficial Museum campaign unveils 76 new museums in one day

In a city where culture is everything, why not turn everything into a museum?

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Travel

Behind the Scenes! Canadian Grand Prix returns to Montreal

Packed with excitement and adrenaline, the international spring event brought fans and drivers together after two years without celebration

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Travel

Do look up: The best places to stargaze in Canada this summer

Dark Sky Preserves are the more affordable face of modern astro-tourism. 

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Travel

Bonding with belugas and more summer adventures in Churchill, Manitoba

Encounter birds, blooms, bears and belugas on the shores of Hudson Bay

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Designed for adventure: Apple reveals new smartwatch 

The science behind the new Apple Watch Ultra, created for explorers 

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Wildlife

Wildlife photographer spends five years following a wild wolf pack in Canada’s Kootenay National Park

In this beautifully illustrated photography book, Canadian wildlife photographer John E. Marriott documents a grey wolf pack throughout the seasons, showcasing the daily lives of the Kootenay wolves 

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Mapping

A multination effort to restore the Great Lakes: A watershed moment

Fifty years after the landmark Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, what’s changed?

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: SOS! Save our spirit bears!

Plus: muscle re-growing beetles, hitchhiking black widows, root farming pocket gophers and a 40th chick for the world’s oldest common loon

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Environment

Native Shoes: The recyclable shoe for “Generation Do”

Vancouver-based Native Shoes is exploring innovative ways to reduce its footprint

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People & Culture

Gold Medal presented to former Prime Minister Paul Martin

The 21st Prime Minister of Canada received the award in recognition of his distinguished career in public service and dedication to reconciliation efforts

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Perfectly preserved baby mammoth found in the Yukon

Plus: Colossal tree discovery in B.C., hope for Quebec’s musical frogs, what we can learn from ancient West Coast fish bones and Newfoundland’s Buddy Wasisname immortalized as ancient fossil!

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People & Culture

Inuit-led project tells the story of Inuit connections with caribou

After a total hunting ban was issued on caribou in 2013, Inuit across Labrador are sharing their experience and thoughts about caribou-related change

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History

Guelph’s famous son: The legacy of John McCrae 

For the 150th anniversary of his birth, we reflect on the life of the Canadian soldier and poet best known for writing the poem “In Flanders Fields” 

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Wildlife

10 things you didn’t know about moths

An insect of many talents, here’s why moths are one of the world’s most underrated animals

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Baby bobcat rescued in Nova Scotia cold, wet, but alive

Plus: Mapping North America’s sea ducks, collecting Yukon’s mosquitos, celebrating Newfoundland’s pine marten success and a rebound for Antarctica’s fin whales

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People & Culture

Profile in courage: The Canadian man who saved his brother after a helicopter crash 

Madden Sarver rescued his severely injured brother after their helicopter crashed in a remote mountainous area near Grande Cache, Alta. on Jan. 30, 2009. 

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Mapping

Cod moratorium: How Newfoundland’s cod industry disappeared overnight 

A bountiful cod industry is pictured on a 1920s map. Decades later, a moratorium would change everything. 

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Science & Tech

Citizen to scientist: Six apps that can help you make a difference

Whether you’re monitoring monarchs or searching for snakes, these mobile apps will allow you to become a scientist right from your backyard

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Mapping

Global map depicts mammal movement between protected areas

Connecting protected areas allows wildlife to roam, and is a vital part of the conservation conversation

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: what came first, the polar bear or the grizzly?

Plus, more news from the North: new polar bear population brings hope, Nunavik sentinel discovers new butterfly species, N.W.T. gets a new National Wildlife Area and Canada’s Arctic provides a blueprint for life on Mars.

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People & Culture

Profile in courage: The Canadian man who dove 12 metres into the sea to try and save a friend 

On Sept. 8, 1972, 15-year-old Edward Joseph Duff of St. John’s, N.L., dove into the sea near Torbay in a valiant attempt to save the life of a friend who had fallen in. He managed multiple times to pull her within reach of the rocks, but, unfortunately, was dragged back by the waves each time. 

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People & Culture

‘Frick, I Love Nature’: CBC Gem’s newest comedy/nature series you need to see to believe

Hosted by Gordie Lucius, this Edmonton-made series takes viewers on a grand adventure to understand all of nature’s most interesting (and questionable) gifts 

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