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People & Culture

Profile in courage: The Canadian woman who risked her life to save people in Haiti trapped beneath a collapsed schoolhouse

Marie-Claude Élie was awarded the Canadian Decoration for Bravery after bringing medical assistance to dozens of people trapped beneath the ruins of a schoolhouse that collapsed in the wake of an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 7, 2008

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park


Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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Gordon MacDonald on the Kinsol Trestle

People & Culture

The man who saved the Kinsol Trestle

Master carpenter Gordon Macdonald on restoring an iconic B.C. bridge, the value of heritage infrastructure, and why he's set his sights on the Antarctic

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A heron wades in the Ottawa River at dawn


Ottawa River declared heritage river

The Ottawa River joins 38 other Canadian rivers that have received the designation

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