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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

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

During training off Newfoundland's coast, a Cormorant CH-149 lowers three people to search-and-rescue vessel Sacred Bay.

Photo: Michael Winsor
A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60
Stage-lit view of Massey Hall's stage

When the lights go down and its flaws are hidden, Massey Hall retains its magic. Here, Kathleen Edwards performs on the iconic Allan Slaight Stage in May 2018, two months before the building closed.

Photo: Peter Power
Photographer Peter Power shares behind-the-scenes photos of Massey Hall’s final days — and early renovations. The building recently reopened after a massive two-year renovation

Dave Bidini holds up a copy of the West End Phoenix, which he founded in response to the disappearance of community newspapers in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Dave Bidini)

Photo courtesy of Dave Bidini
The Rheostatics frontman, bestselling author and community newspaper publisher shares why hyper-local storytelling matters more now than ever before

Long before text messaging, the electrical telegraph connected Canadians from coast to coast. (Photo: Kallan Lyons)

Photo: Kallan Lyons
On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career
best of maps collage
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

In December 2019, a small herd of bison was reintroduced to the grasslands around Wanuskewin Heritage Park, where they played a key role in a historic archeological find. (Photo: Wanuskewin Heritage Park)

Photo: Wanuskewin Heritage Park
The petroglyphs are the first to be found at the archaeologically significant site outside Saskatoon

Foundation stars Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, a genius mathematician who predicts the inevitable downfall of the future Galactic Empire. (Photo courtesy Apple TV+)

Ahead of the series finale, we caught up with Louie Kamookak Medal recipient Jared Harris to discuss his role as Hari Seldon on Apple TV+’s hit new series Foundation
Cory Trépanier painting

Cory Trépanier perched at the mouth of Wilberforce Falls, Hood River, west of Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut, while painting one of the pieces from his Into the Arctic series more than a decade ago. (Photo: Max Attwood)

Photo: Max Attwood
The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  
Letterkenny

“Pitter-patter, let’s get at ’er:” The local, geographically-defined language of Letterkenny is key to the hit show’s appeal. (Photo: Crave)

Photo: Crave
From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada's geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise
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