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Environment

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People & Culture

Sinking in the Far North

Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s greatest journalists, shares the stories behind the stories in his new book, Paper Trails: From the Backwoods to the Front Page, a Life in Stories

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  • 9 minutes
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History

Excerpt from Searching for Franklin: New Answers to the Great Arctic Mystery

Arctic historian Ken McGoogan takes an in-depth, contemporary perspective on the legacy of Sir John Franklin, offering a new explanation of the famous Northern mystery

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  • 10 minutes

Wildlife

The ice walkers: Canada’s polar bears

An excerpt from Gloria Dickie’s book, Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future, which explores the planet’s eight remaining species of bears and the dangers they face

  • 2770 words
  • 12 minutes

Wildlife

An Indigenous perspective on the Canada jay

Arguments for the official recognition of the Canada jay as the country’s national bird 

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  • 5 minutes

History

Excerpt from Gone Viking III: The Holy Grail

Bestselling author Bill Arnott embarks on an extraordinary adventure, trekking the ancient world, unearthing Viking secrets and more to reveal history’s most elusive treasure, the holy grail

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  • 4 minutes

History

The Alex Fraser Bridge: A critical link in British Columbia’s highway system

In his newest book, Incredible Crossings, renowned historian and best-selling author, Derek Hayes, combines hundreds of visuals with meticulously researched commentary to educate readers on the bridges, tunnels and inland ferries that connect British Columbia 

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  • 3 minutes

Articles

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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  • 5 minutes

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An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

Places

The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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  • 4 minutes
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Environment

On the trail of the “Kings of the Yukon”

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon

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  • 8 minutes
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People & Culture

Living off-grid in Canada’s North

In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours

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  • 7 minutes
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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

  • 1968 words
  • 8 minutes
Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

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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  • 5 minutes
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Wildlife

New book explores the secret emotional lives of animals

In his new book The Inner Life of Animals, Peter Wohlleben offers a compassionate glimpse into the surprisingly complex emotional lives of creatures both wild and domestic 

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  • 5 minutes