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Posts tagged with ‘history’ (104)


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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How we chose the July/August 2014 Canadian Geographic cover


Posted by Michela Rosano in Community on Friday, June 20, 2014



Option four (right) garnered 50 per cent of the vote.

Thousands of Canadians voted for the cover of Canadian Geographic’s First World War 100th anniversary special commemorative issue, and the result is decisive. Option four, the swaying poppy field, claimed a tremendous 50 per cent in our online poll.

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Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in History on Tuesday, June 17, 2014



Siksika First Nations participating in the World Chicken Dance Championships in 2012. (Photo: Jessica Burtnick)

To honour the important role First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities have in Canada, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month. Many events are taking place celebrating aboriginal heritage, from music and culture festivities to places where Canadians can learn more about aboriginal history. Here are five events across Canada that are worth checking out.

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Arctic images make visitors consider the portrayal of Canada's North


Posted by Ariana Kaknevicius in Photography on Tuesday, June 10, 2014



George Simpson McTavish's Hunter in Front of a Kayak, 1865 Library and Archives Canada, e011074362. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada)

In a tiny room containing tiny photographs, fragile and sensitive images tell the stories of Canada's North. The subject is the Arctic, but the storytellers are complete outsiders.

The National Gallery of Canada’s exhibit Arctic Images from the Turn of the Twentieth Century shows the many ways photography was used to capture the Arctic from the eyes of geologists, surveyors, whalers and artists.

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New exhibition commemorates the Empress of Ireland sinking


Posted by Thomas Hall in History on Thursday, May 29, 2014



Click on the above image for a slideshow of photography from the Empress of Ireland exhibition. (Photo: Thomas Hall)

While most Canadians were asleep, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst maritime disaster ticked by.

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