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The beach at Port Radium, where uranium ore used to be loaded onto barges for shipment. The townsite for the mine used to stand on the pit of land on the right. (Photo: Bob Weber/CP)

Photo: Bob Weber/CP
In the case of what happened to the people of Délı̨nę, the Moral Awakening film calls for an awakening in the form of a call to action

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey
UN, United Nations, 1945, LAC

This map was produced for schools in 1947 and depicts the 55 member states of the United Nations as of 1946. It includes major events and quotes from great historical works and figures (from the Bible to Abraham Lincoln), and Canada’s own coastlines are marked with two of history’s many attempts to find the Northwest Passage. (Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good

Cette carte, produite pour les écoles en 1947, montre les 55 États membres des Nations Unies en date de 1946 et commémore le grand moment lors duquel la planète s’est unie pour le plus grand bien de tous.
(Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Retracer l’histoire des Nations Unies à l’aide d’une carte, réalisée pour les écoles en 1947 afin de commémorer le grand moment de l’union de la planète pour le plus grand bien
Cover of Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport and author Janice Forsyth

Janice Forsyth is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of First Nations Studies at Western University in London, Ontario, and a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation. Her new book is Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport. (Photo courtesy University of Regina Press)

Photo courtesy University of Regina Press
A new book remembers famed the Onondaga distance runner and explores how Canada uses sport to police Indigenous bodies and identities

A photo of elegant sunburst lichen (Xanthoria elegans), an example of a specimen in the collection that citizen scientists may encounter on Expedition Arctic Botany. This lichen is an iconic Arctic plant species, but can also be found across Canada. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt)

Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt
Expedition Arctic Botany will allow curious members of the public to explore the plants of the Arctic region without leaving home, while contributing to our understanding of Arctic ecosystems

This map of Manitoba compiled by A. L. Russell in 1871 depicts the province less than a year after it joined Confederation. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Library and Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, E011198151
A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

Cette carte de 1871 est la première représentant la province de Manitoba. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151
Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe
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