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Energy IQ tour kicks off in British Columbia


Posted by Rachael Kelly on Friday, April 15, 2016



Edmonton students explore Canadian Geographic Education's Energy IQ map at the Alberta legislature during last year's Energy IQ tour of that province. The map will tour six British Columbia schools this month. (Photo: Canadian Geographic)

Canadian Geographic Education’s second Energy IQ tour is off to a great start in British Columbia.

Teacher Mary Land is leading this year's energy awareness charge, which began today at Valleyview Secondary School in Kamloops, B.C. and will visit five more schools in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley and Surrey, B.C. before the tour’s end. Her goal? To promote energy and geographic literacy in classrooms across the province.

To do this, Ms. Land is armed with an energy fact book that ...

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Beijing festival to showcase Canadian photography


Posted by Nicole Rutherford in Photography on Friday, April 15, 2016



Near the small Arctic village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, near the entrance of the Auyuittuq National Park, is this mighty fjord. Canada’s coastline is the largest in the world fjords like this one are waiting to be discovered in the north. (Photo: David L. Labrie)

Canada’s beauty will be on spectacular display in China at the end of April, as part of China’s largest annual cultural event, Meet in Beijing. The month-long festival showcases prestigious artists and performers from 25 different countries, but this year, Canada has been chosen as the country of honour.

As part of the special feature, Canadian Geographic will be displaying a selection of 33 stunning photos that fit into the following categories: arctic, wildlife, parks, cityscapes and the ...

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Interactive map explores age of Edmonton buildings


Posted by Rachael Kelly in Mapping on Monday, April 4, 2016



Screenshot of the City of Edmonton Building Age Map. (Map: Hometribe.ca/BetaCityYEG/©OpenStreetMap)

Much of a city’s history can be told through the buildings that stand within it. Edmontonians can now explore the architectural archaeology of their own backyard with a beautiful new map: the City of Edmonton Building Age Map.

The Albertan city joins a growing list of metropolises that are mapping the age of their buildings. However, Edmonton’s version includes a handy feature that shows the city’s (infamously sprawling) growth over time.

At the top of the map colour-coded buttons represent ...

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Steve Blasco awarded 2016 Massey Medal


Posted by Nick Walker in The RCGS on Monday, April 4, 2016


The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is proud to announce that Steve Blasco is the 2016 winner of the Massey Medal (awarded for outstanding career achievements related to Canada’s geography).

Blasco, a recently retired marine engineering geophysicist with the Geological Survey of Canada’s Bedford Institute of Ocean­ography, has spent close to 40 years studying the world’s marine environments, conducting research everywhere from Canada’s Arctic and the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, Russia ...


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Secret meetings held over formation of new province


Posted by Guest Blogger in Mapping on Friday, April 1, 2016



Federal government ministers have held top-secret meetings with their provincial counterparts in Manitoba and Ontario for nearly a decade to discuss the merger of the two provinces into one “super-province” called Mantario, Canadian Geographic can reveal.

The merger is already at an “advanced stage,” according to leaked documents seen by the magazine’s editors, and a separate, highly-placed source within the federal government who has attended the merger negotiations (and agreed to speak on ...

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