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The untold story of the Canadian Mayflower and the birth of New Scotland

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Here & There host Liz Beatty takes us on a journey of revelations that uncovers the other half of the story of one family’s part in the birth of Canada’s New Scotland. It’s a road trip deep into a sea-change moment happening across Nova Scotia, and to the precise intersection point of two cultures and two families that no one saw coming.

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Wildlife Wednesday: the fish fatefully divided, not by land, but by current

Plus: Death metal singing bats, the lion of the microbial world, the dino heavyweights going club-to-club, and the accidentally introduced bee threatening native species. 

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Environment

King tides: preparing Canada’s coastline for a future of flooding

King tides are the tipping point at which storms can become devastation — as well as a glimpse of Canada’s coastline 100 years from now. Can green infrastructure help weather the danger?

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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

Our Country: George Elliott Clarke

The former Canadian parliamentary poet laureate feels most grounded at Three Mile Plains, N.S.

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History

L’évolution du cinéma Roseland : 75 ans après le combat de Viola Desmond contre la ségrégation

Le 8 novembre 1946, Viola Desmond est entrée dans l’histoire au cinéma Roseland. Soixante-quinze ans plus tard, le site poursuit son travail de sensibilisation auprès de la communauté.

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Science & Tech

Canadian company wins multi-million dollar prize for carbon-dioxide-injected concrete

Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies were one of two winners of the prestigious Carbon XPRIZE

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People & Culture

A journey through Africadia with George Elliott Clarke

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Canada’s former Poet Laureate gives us a tour of the cultural geography of Black Nova Scotia  

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History

75 years after Viola Desmond’s stand against segregation, former theatre honours her legacy

On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

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  • 3 minutes

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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Travel

Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

Science & Tech

Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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Places

Our Country: Vinessa Antoine’s favourite place in Canada

The star of CBC’s Diggstown discovers Nova Scotia’s black history

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Travel

2018: The year in travel

Our favourite travel experiences of 2018 — and where we’re headed in 2019

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  • 8 minutes
A view over the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

People & Culture

Paradise, a poet and promised land

Growing up black in Nova Scotia, the intense beauty of Three Mile Plains and the Annapolis Valley was, for me, a fount of emotional history 

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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  • 4 minutes