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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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Wildlife

Turtle dumping: Red-eared sliders are invading native turtle habitats in Ontario

The turtles we keep as pets don’t belong in the wild 

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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Wildlife

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act raise concerns

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Environment

Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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Wildlife

People & Culture

Travel

Travel

Photos: Stratford’s abandoned rail shop

Explore the people and places that make up the Ontario town's old Grand Trunk Railway

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Ontario

History

History

First person to cross Lake Ontario looks back on the epic journey 60 years later

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History

Exploring a 200-year-old shipwreck in Lake Ontario

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadian pop culture

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History

Who won the War?

Soldiers, descendants of Loyalists and history buffs recreate a battle to demonstrate why the War of 1812 is still important today.

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

La grande faucheuse

L’histoire méconnue de la grippe espagnole de 1918 et notre état de préparation à la prochaine grande pandémie

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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A foggy fall day in Prince Edward County (Darlene Shantz/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Prince Edward County in the fall

What highlights to visit in the county when most of the crowds have left

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A small eastern hemlock tree surrounded by taller trees

Environment

Planting local: In major shift, Toronto requires some developers to source native plants from local seeds

Changes to the city’s Green Standard aimed at protecting its fragile ravine network will pose challenges and opportunities for landscapers — and could kick off a national trend

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Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

Live Net Zero Rules and Regulations

Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)

History

Happy Birthday! Queen Elizabeth II’s geographical connections to Canada

From noble mountains to local elementary schools, the Queen’s reign and the bonds she’s forged with Canadians are reflected across the map of Canada

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9 people stand with shovels as if at a groundbreaking ceremony

Environment

Largest renewable natural gas plant set to be built in Ontario

This facility will aid in the reduction of greenhouse gases in Canada

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Environment

Eerie photos show ‘steam devils’ rising over Lake Ontario

Last week’s extreme cold in Ontario provided an opportunity to witness a rare lake phenomenon

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Blue whale skeleton on display at Royal Ontario Museum

Environment

Blue whale exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum

Exhibit tells the tale of a rare blue whale that washed up dead in Newfoundland in 2014, offering new insights on Earth's largest animal

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Environment

Aerial photography of northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands contain both environmentally crucial peatlands and one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada 

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light pillars in North Bay, Ont. January 2017

Environment

Magical ‘light pillars’ photographed in wintry Northern Ontario sky

They may look like a science-fiction special effect, but the reality of this phenomenon is even more fascinating

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Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

Environment

The endangered species hiding in plain sight

Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do

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Blanding's turtle in a pond

Environment

Using community science to conserve reptiles and amphibians

In highly populated areas where wildlife habitat is fragmented, citizens can play an important role in protecting species

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Environment

A wildfire expert on the nuances of wildfire fighting

Fire detection, forecasting, management — and how decisions are made

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Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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The Bugaboo Spire climb team in early 1900s dress

People & Culture

Photos: Ontario mountaineers recreate legendary first ascent of Bugaboo Spire

100 years ago this week, Conrad Kain became the first person to summit British Columbia's towering Bugaboo Spire. This summer, a group of climbers recreated his historic ascent.

Students on Canada's Coolest School Trip

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives on the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Highlights from the first day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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Wildlife

Ontario outlines new rules for captive marine mammals

Ontario government hopes to be the first in Canada to improve the quality of life for marine animals in captivity.

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Wildlife

The strange way scientists are trying to save snakes in southwestern Ontario

You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but what about snakes in tubes? 

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Wildlife

Ontario aims to relieve pressure on threatened Algonquin wolf

Province implements hunting and trapping ban in four provincial parks

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Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife

What to do when you think you found a fossil

inding the fossilized remains of North America’s oldest known scorpions in a patio stone may seem like a fluke, but in fact backyards often yield fascinating specimens.

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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Wildlife

Is this the year we see a baby narluga?

Plus: good news for Roosevelt elk, a new look for Alberta bison, a genetic disposition to wander for caribou and a big wildlife boost for southern Ontario

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A black-footed ferret kit is held in a gloved hand in a wooden enclosure

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: moth outbreak, baby ferrets and an unexpected whale visit

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Three painted turtles sunning on a log

Wildlife

Every turtle species in Canada is now at some level of risk

To save turtles, we need to think in “turtle time,” biologist says

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History

Cobalt: Reclaiming the ancient Indigenous silver mining trade

Long before an amateur prospector struck it rich near Cobalt Lake in northern Ontario, local Indigenous nations mined and traded silver. It’s time to set the record straight on the “discovery” of Canada’s immense resource wealth.

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Science & Tech

Titans of the Great Lakes

It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

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Zuul ankylosaur dinosaur Ghostbusters

Science & Tech

Palaeontologists name new armoured dinosaur after Ghostbusters monster

The Zuul Crurivastator skeleton is almost perfectly preserved

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Science & Tech

Greenbug Energy: Creating renewable energy from old technology

GreenBug Energy wins 2015 3M Environmental Innovation Award for micro-hydro turbines

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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Ivvavik National Park landscape

Places

Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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Some Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation members canoed the Fawn River Watershed last summer to renew their links to the land

People & Culture

A canoe expedition with purpose

First Nations canoeists trace an ancient trading route — and assert their sovereignty

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about sports and leisure

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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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People & Culture

This canoe expedition program provides school credit to Indigenous youth

Matawa Learning Centre pilots a Grade 12 experiential education course that teaches indigenous youth about water safety and leadership while traveling along traditional canoe routes

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Travel

What to do in the American Soo

The Canadian Sault Ste. Marie has a sister city

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Writer Ray Ford and his son Cam catch and release pickerel and pike in Wabatongushi Lake

Travel

On fish and Facebook

A northern Ontario lake sets the stage for a father-and-son fishing trip

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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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Canadian apples in England

History

Canada’s long history of apple growing

A look back at how the "king of fruits" became a Canadian agricultural staple

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Soft sunrise colours over Niagara Falls

History

Niagara Falls is actually a marvel of engineering

A book by environmental historian Daniel Macfarlane reveals the decades of technological feats and cross-border politics that went into “fixing” one of North America’s most important natural sites

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History

Celebrating 100 years of the Group of Seven

Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario

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