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Three long-finned pilot whales swim in a cerulean blue sea

Environment

Canada announces ban on industrial activities in marine protected areas

Oil and gas extraction, mining, dumping among prohibited activities in ecologically sensitive areas set aside for conservation

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Map of Eastern Canada, and Joey Smallwood

Mapping

Confederation conflict

How a divisive political battle put Newfoundland on the map

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The Tuglavina family at Okak, 1915, right to left: Arnatuk, Renatus (Kuttaktok), Josef and Jonas

History

The man who challenged the Hudson’s Bay Company

The amazing story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero

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People & Culture

Laughing with the locals

Comedian Jonny Harris, of Still Standing fame, on finding inspiration from coast to coast to coast

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Travel

Fishing, foraging and feasting

Newfoundland’s food scene is having a moment, and local entrepreneurs are capitalizing with specialized tours that offer an insider’s perspective on what makes the Rock so tasty

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Students from Katie Bartlett’s Grade 4 class at Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South, N.L., check out Can Geo Education's new Giant Floor Map of their province at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre on March 2.

People & Culture

Can Geo Education unveils new Giant Floor Map of Newfoundland and Labrador

Crowdfunded by Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the new teaching tool is the first provincial map of its kind

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(Map: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, Carte Réduite du Golphe de St. Laurent, 1754, Library and Archives Canada, NMC 25295)

Mapping

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and the cartography of cod

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin’s 18th-century map reveals how the pursuit of the humble fish helped shape the nation

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