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Posts tagged with ‘history’ (108)

Throwback Thursday: The Romance of Northern Exploration

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Franklin Expedition on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Graves of some of the crew from the 1845 Franklin Expedition. (Photo: Russell A. Potter)

Canada's North has a long history of exploration. For centuries, explorers have travelled by foot, dog-team, boat and canoe as they looked for the elusive Northwest Passage or a better fur-trade route. Some wanted to secure a spot in Western Canada while others attempted to map what was then new territory.

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Geo Quiz on the Franklin Expedition

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Franklin Expedition on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Statue of Sir John Franklin in Spilsby, England. (Photo: Dave Hitchborne)

Canadians know about Sir John Franklin's last fateful expedition in 1845. But when were his first two expeditions? When did he die? Who searched for the missing Franklin Expedition ships in the mid-1800s?

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Throwback Thursday: The Fate of Sir John Franklin

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Franklin Expedition on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sir John Franklin (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

One hundred years after Sir John Franklin set off with his crews on his third and final journey into Canada's North, neither Canadian Geographic nor the Canadian government had forgotten the expedition.

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Photo Essay: First World War sites in Ottawa

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Photography on Thursday, July 3, 2014

For photos of First World War sites in Ottawa, click on the image above. (Photo: Jessica Toczko)

Click on the photo above to see more photos of First World War sites in Ottawa. (Photo: Jessica Toczko)

We've launched the Remembering the First World War Photo Contest, where entrants can submit photos of war landmarks, objects, memorials, sites and place names for a chance to win one of five prize packs.

As inspiration for shutterbugs looking for ideas of the types of photos to take, our photo intern Jessica Toczko set out across Ottawa to capture many of the sites in Canada's capital honouring those who sacrificed their lives in the First World War.

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Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Poplar River, Man., within the proposed Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage site. (Photo: Ron Thiessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)

A boreal forest area in Manitoba with strong First Nations ties is one step closer to being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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