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Video of the week: bull moose fight


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, October 24, 2014



This is one fight you do NOT want to break up. Tawny Tersmette was heading into Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta for an early morning hike when she saw two large bulls going head-to-head on the side of the road, she told CBC. Filming from her car, she captured this remarkable footage of the bulls engaged in full combat. The province's moose rutting season usually runs from mid-September to mid-October.

Moose bulls, while usually solitary, can become aggressive with one another when a ...

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Throwback Thursday: Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Canada's North


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Franklin Expedition on Thursday, October 23, 2014



Ntsihchoh, or Mount Wilson, in the newly named national park reserve

This year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper completed his ninth annual Northern Tour.

But two years ago, during his seventh, Mary Jane Starr of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) sat down with the man himself at a picnic table on the grounds of the Norman Wells Historical Society in the Northwest Territories. Read their conversation transcript here.

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What it takes to find Franklin: Gear for this summer's Victoria Strait Expedition


Posted by Tyrone Burke in Product reviews on Thursday, October 23, 2014



(Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Seven weeks in the Arctic. Starting out with the ceaseless sunshine and warmish days of early August and concluding with a brutal winter weather setting itself upon a fast darkening Arctic landscape. For these months I would live in a tiny bunkroom for eight in the bow of the 62-foot long Arctic Research Foundation Vessel the Martin Bergmann. Space being limited, I could only take three bags with me, one and a half of which were given over to camera equipment.

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How to choose the right photo tour for you


Posted by Jessica Finn in Photography on Thursday, October 23, 2014



How do you choose the right photo tour for you? (Photo: Mike Baird/Wikimedia Commons).

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking photos like the pros, or simply want the opportunity to see the sort of things the pros do, a photo vacation may be for you. But before you embark on any phototourism adventure, you’ll want to do some serious research. As a wildlife and photo specialist tour guide in Canada’s subarctic, I’ve seen my share of “unhappy campers”: people who had no idea what they’d signed up for. Here are seven questions to ask yourself and the tour company to ensure the right fit for ...

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The importance of maritime archaeology in Canada


Posted by Joseph Frey in Franklin Expedition on Thursday, October 23, 2014



The remains of Gleaner, a sternwheeler from 1899, lay exposed at low water near Carcross, Yukon. (Photo: John Pollack)

When the HMS Erebus was discovered, the world took notice. And rightly so; we stand to learn much about what happened to Sir John Franklin and his men. But while the 2014 Franklin search made headlines, John Pollack and I assert that Franklin isn't the only stunning shipwreck discovery being investigated in Canada.

Read our story here.

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