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Museum Week reveals secrets across Canada

Posted by Carys Mills in Community on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Did you know the Royal Ontario Museum has a room devoted entirely to horns? (Photo: @ROMToronto / Twitter)

[View the story "#MuseumWeek: Secrets revealed" on Storify]

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Step by step illustration of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Photography on Monday, March 23, 2015

Click on this illustration to see how it was made.

This stunning illustration of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq graces the back page of the April 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic. It's made by Hamilton-based illustrator Jacqui Oakley, who has taken the time to show us her progression through the piece and answer some questions about her inspiration. Click on the illustration above to see a slideshow of the illustration at different stages of completion. If you like her style (how could you not) check her out on Twitter at @jacquioakley and on her website,

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Map: National birds around the world

Posted by Carys Mills in Mapping on Monday, March 23, 2015

Canada is among the world's countries which don't have a national bird. Vote for the bird you think should represent Canada with Canadian Geographic's National Bird Project!

Countries all over the world have a national bird. But Canada is among the nations without one, which is why Canadian Geographic created the National Bird Project. So far this year, thousands of votes have been cast for a variety of birds that Canadians want representing them.

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How Canada is fighting illegal fishing

Posted by Guest Blogger in Wildlife on Friday, March 20, 2015

Canada's Operation High Seas Driftnet was first launched in 1993, and contributed to enforcing the United Nations’ moratorium on the use of high seas driftnets. This is the kind of vessel that the operation looks for. (Photo: courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

By: Nathalie Trépanier, Senior Communications Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

“People don’t always realize how truly vast the ocean is,” says Judy Dwyer, director of enforcement operations at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). But although the ocean can appear limitless, she notes that its resources are not.

For conservation and protection officers, protecting those resources can take on many different forms. Illegal fishing is one of the greatest challenges to ensuring ...

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Video of the week: Hello Toronto

Posted by Calvin Dao in Photography on Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello Toronto from Stéphane Legrand on Vimeo.

The ins and outs of Toronto, Canada's largest city, are exposed in this time-lapse video shot by Toronto-based photographer Stéphane Legrand.

This is the culmination of "several hundred hours" of post-production after two years of shooting. Legrand said it was challenging capturing a city that was at the time new to him, but he has clearly since acquainted himself with Toronto's attractions and institutions.

Featured in the video are the iconic CN Tower, the Distillery District, the Royal ...

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