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Humboldt flying squirrel resting on tree

Wildlife

New species of flying squirrel found in Pacific Northwest

North America now has three distinct species of flying squirrel

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

Wildlife

Animal crossing: Reconnecting North America’s most important wildlife corridor

This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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History

Mapping

Mapping

10 fascinating historic maps of the Arctic

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Mapping

The view from above

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Mapping

The difference between navigating in the Arctic vs. southern Canada

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Mapping

Map Monday: What makes a continent?

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

Mapping

When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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Exploration

Science & Tech

Environment

Environment

How earthquake scientists solved the mystery of the last “Big One” in the Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon sit on a fault line that is capable of producing some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet. A new book reveals it’s not a matter of if, but when the next “Big One” will strike.

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The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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Les feux de forêt s’enflamment sur le long de l’autoroute de Yellowknife, au sud de Behchokò (T.N.-O.), en 2014. Les chercheurs étudient l’influence des feux à long terme sur les lacs et les cours d’eau.

Science & Tech

Investigating the landscape legacies of northern wildfires

Ongoing studies of fire-scarred landscapes in the Northwest Territories are revealing the surprising resilience of northern streams and lakes

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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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North Atlantic Right whale undergoes necropsy on shores of P.E.I

Wildlife

Experts investigate recent deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales

The deaths are a major blow to the vulnerable population, which is estimated at around 500 individuals

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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Wildlife

Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

At least 50 species of fish can be found in the Arctic drainage basin in Ontario

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Wildlife

‘Dancing’ fish could be key to ridding salmon farms of parasites

Measuring differences in posing behaviours could help farmers choose the best cleaners to use for sea-lice control

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Timber wolves in captivity

Wildlife

The big bad wolf?

Exploring our love-hate relationship with the wolf

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Wildlife

Researchers urge summer closures of two East Coast fishing grounds to protect North Atlantic right whale

Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 

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A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

People & Culture

For the love of pronghorns

The story of a biologist’s lifelong study of an endangered species — and its future

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North

People & Culture

Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North

In this exclusive excerpt from Kenn Harper’s new book, the Arctic historian explores tales of Inuit and Christian beliefs and how these came to coexist — and sometimes clash — in the 19th and 20th centuries

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Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

People & Culture

Our Country: Peter Mansbridge on his love for the North

The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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People & Culture

Q&A with arctic researcher Donald Forbes

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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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The St. Roch

People & Culture

Northwest Passage trailblazer

Meet the first Canadian to navigate the treacherous Arctic sea route

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Geordie Dalglish

History

Northern exposure: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

A champion of Arctic research, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation empowers Canadian scientists in the North

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mapping the north

History

Two geographers try to map Canada’s true North

Defining where southern Canada ends and the North begins is trickier than it seems

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A photo of P.G. Downes taken from his book, Sleeping Island

History

A new look at the ‘Old North’

Old journals offer a glimpse of the Canadian North in the days before World War II

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History

Book Review of Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

“There has been much myth making about Cook the man and Cook the navigator.”

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History

How the Franklin find affects Canada’s claims to the North Pole

Could the Franklin ship help Canada's case? Not really, argues Michael Byers

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Science & Tech

Five agricultural innovations in Canada

From cubic farming to vegetable fermentation, these agro-enthusiasts are forging the future of farming

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english Bay, Vancouver

Science & Tech

How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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Science & Tech

Understanding change in Canada’s boreal forest — including its farthest northern reaches — is critical to appreciating habitat change around the globe

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Science & Tech

Scientists find fragment of ancient continent in northern Canada

Kimberlite samples retrieved from Baffin Island show the North Atlantic craton was 10 per larger than originally thought

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Science & Tech

Finding a balance between development and traditional food sharing in the North

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Science & Tech

Researchers press for summer closures of two East Coast fishing grounds to help protect North Atlantic right whale

Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 

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Travel

Interactive map: see the northern lights across Canada

With solar activity at a peak this year, the northern lights may be visible farther south than usual. Find the best places near you to experience the aurora borealis.

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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The Waterloo County Corn Maze in Crosshill, Ont., spelled out “Canada” last year.

Travel

Canada’s top corn mazes

Get lost this fall in Canada’s top 10 corn mazes

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Dolf and Anne Wynia in their forest

Environment

They turned their farm into a forest. Fifteen years later, it’s thriving

In 2005, a federal government program aimed to convert underused farmland into forests to capture carbon dioxide. How have these ‘Forest 2020’ projects fared? 

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Environment

Farming without fossil fuels on Prince Edward Island

A P.E.I. farming family has become the first in Canada to heat their greenhouse operation entirely with biomass energy

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