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Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(2): Blankets and moccasins

Episode 18

Continuing our deep dive into the Hudson’s Bay Company archives at the Manitoba Museum, this week we look at some of the items that figured prominently in trade, including the iconic point blanket

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Articles

Fur traders in Canada, trading with Indians (1777)

History

Five companies that dominated the Canadian fur trade

Hooked on new TV show Frontier? Here are the real-life titans of Canada's first industry.

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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  • 19 minutes

People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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Environment

What’s at stake in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands in northern Ontario contain one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada. Now, the region’s economy and environment stand on the brink of massive transformation.

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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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Travel

History

Flight of the Highlanders, settlement, Canada, Scotland, Scottish, Manitoba, Metis

History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

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Science & Tech

Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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Science & Tech

Sustainable clothing company featured by Google

This eco-friendly clothing company started by young Canadian sisters Bree and Hailey Hollinsworth, is quickly becoming one of the country’s sustainability superstars

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

How changing sea ice is also changing lives in the North

Inuit hunters and scientists are collaborating to record recent alarming shifts in Hudson Bay sea ice

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Canadian mining company could be involved in world’s first deep sea mine

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Mapping

Hessel Gerritsz, Tabula nautica qua repraesentantur orae maritimae

Mapping

The first map of Hudson Bay

Henry Hudson’s final voyage helped open North America’s interior, but it was a journey with disastrous consequences

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Mapping

Canadian company creates portable hospital rooms out of shipping containers

The portable hospital rooms made by Hamilton, Ont.-based company, Fero International, may aid in the frontline response to COVID-19

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Mapping

7 ways Canadians are contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Vaccines, treatments and virus mapping are all underway

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Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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Image: Google StreetView

Mapping

Google Street View maps more of Canada’s north

Thanks to Google’s popular Street View tool, armchair travelers can now explore three northern towns from the comfort of their desktop

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Wildlife

Exploration

People & Culture

A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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  • 18 minutes

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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  • 26 minutes
George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal

Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco

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People & Culture

The end of the world

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The Crystal Man

People & Culture

A timeline of Cirque du Soleil

From small troupe in Quebec to worldwide sensation

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Bulk Search Results

Franklin, RCGS, Arctic, painting

People & Culture

Six more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From painting a new side of the Franklin expedition to documenting shipwrecks along Ontario’s Hudson Bay Coast, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Travel

RAW:churchill brings unique fine dining to northern Manitoba

RAW:churchill offers a taste of the fur trader's existence – both literally and figuratively

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Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

Travel

Five of Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Parks Canada is seeking nominations for potential places to add to its impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are five sites that were most recently added.

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: Wilhelmina Bay

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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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CEO of CarbonCure stands in front of concrete mixer truck and valve box

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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Canada's Coolest School Trip at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Kids

Stepping back in time to the 19th century with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from day three of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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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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San Francisco's iconic Painted Ladies

Travel

Five essential things to do in San Francisco

If you're short on time but big on fun, make sure to take in one of these must-do activities in the City by the Bay

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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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Science & Tech

Could amphibious buildings be part of the solution for flood-prone James Bay communities?

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Bioluminescent life

Science & Tech

Paddling through Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent waters

A night tour of Mosquito Bay’s glowing fish

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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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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Science & Tech

Canadian molecular biologist honoured at 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic

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The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

Science & Tech

The Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

And it was inspired by a lizard

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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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The main spillway for the Hydro-Quebec's Riviere des Prairies dam

Science & Tech

Hydroelectricity in Quebec

Four experts discuss Hydro-Quebec and the driving force behind its gigantic network of generating stations

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The exterior of the Hudson's Bay Department Store in Winnepeg

People & Culture

The demise of the department store heralds a shift in downtown areas

The Bay department store in downtown Winnipeg will close in early 2021

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great lakes, freighter, ship, ontario, lake ontario

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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Travel

A tribute to Chester, Nova Scotia 

Explorer and author Sir Christopher Ondaatje escapes each summer to the shores of Nova Scotia. This is his tribute to Chester.

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: South Georgia

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Science & Tech

Ottawa company unveils climate change prediction app

Combining 100 years of historical climate and weather data with insights from 40 IPCC-backed climate prediction models, the tool is able to predict climate change-related impacts and hazards.

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Astronaut inputs information into onboard computer

People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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Science & Tech

10 surprising facts about Canadian industry

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A polar bear walks on the Arctic tundra

Wildlife

A partnership to save Canada’s polar bears

Winter apparel brand Canada Goose has partnered with Polar Bears International to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the north’s most iconic animal

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Two muskox seen from above in Canada's arctic

Wildlife

Arctic muskox populations dropping

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Science & Tech

Climate change study cancelled due to climate change

A northern research expedition has been postponed until July due to unusually hazardous ice conditions

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Mihell Nunavik expedition

Exploration

Ungava unknown

Recapping a Royal Canadian Geographical Society-funded canoe expedition into the windy wilderness of northern Quebec

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Environment

Indigenous Peoples, government come together for marine protection

Two new projects highlight commitments to a more collaborative, coordinated and efficient approach to ocean protection and marine responses to anthropogenic disasters

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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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A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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North, Arctic, Polar Knowledge, Inuit, research, char, wildlife

Science & Tech

Étudier l’omble chevalier au sud de l’île Victoria

Découvrez comment un scientifique de l’Université Laval, des chercheurs du MPO et des habitants de Cambridge Bay, au Nunavut, travaillent ensemble afin de préserver l’état de ces populations de poissons.

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North, Arctic, Polar Knowledge, Inuit, research, char, wildlife

Science & Tech

Tracking the Arctic char of southern Victoria Island

How a Université Laval scientist, DFO researchers and locals in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, are working together to keep these staple fish populations healthy 

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Photo courtesy Mads Peter Heide Jorgensen

Science & Tech

How could a warming Arctic affect bowhead whales?

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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: South Georgia Island

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