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July/August 2010

Canadian Geographic magazine July/August 2010
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The issues surrounding Canada’s border with the United States are, at times, as complicated as the relationship between our two countries. In the July/August issue of Canadian Geographic online, find exclusive features expanding the stories from our border issue.

• Examine the case of Stanstead, Quebec, a town on the borderline and how its community has adapted to heightened security after 9/11.

• Discover the tale of Zero Avenue, a smuggling hotspot on the border of B.C. and Washington.

• See photo essays on the Lynx and Collingwood’s Elvis Festival.

• Scroll through a timeline of cross-border smuggling that highlights a strange case of germ warfare and Canada’s rum-running role during American prohibition and more.


The Canada-U.S. Border Issue

US borderWhat is the Canada-U.S. Border? On the frontier between Canada and the United States, weed whackers and wile keep the boundary clear and quiet.
By Alan Morantz

PLUS: Read more about border disputes and an art project on the 49th parallel.
Smugglers Inn Smuggler’s Inn At Smuggler’s Inn, guests are encouraged to watch illegal cross-border smuggling from the comfort of their rooms.
By Jake MacDonald

PLUS: Explore an interactive history of cross-border smuggling and a map of illicit entry points.
US Canada BorderFirst Nations Face Border Struggles In a land with no lines, how do you define the end of one territory and the beginning of another?
By Richard Wagamese

PLUS: Read more about the history of treaties and disputes that shape First Nations’ experience on the border.
Canadian Lynx Lynx: The Cross-border Cat Lynx don’t care about the line between Ontario and Minnesota, and researchers on both sides are starting to pay attention.
By Cheryl Lyn Dybas with Photography by Ilya Raskin

PLUS: See photos of the elusive cross-border cat in an expanded photo essay.
Canadian Lynx Stanstead: A Town on the Border Efforts to boost security on the Canada-U.S. border brings a bad case of insecurity to a famously laid-back border town.
By Derek Lundy with Photography by Martin Beaulieu

PLUS: See photos of how people live on the borderline in Stanstead, Quebec.
Elvis Ontario Ontario’s Elvis Festival Fans of the King gather in Collingwood every July for a cross-border cultural exchange.
Photography by Henrieta Haniskova

PLUS: Spot the King among the crowd in an expanded photo essay on the festival.
The inside story Mountain of knowledge, Golden accolades, Fifth time’s a charm, Biodiversity on tour
Decades In the 1960s and 1970s, the future was now: Fourth in a six-part look at 80 years of Canadian Geographic
Editor’s notebook On the border
Contributors Meet our writers and photographers
Reverberations Invasion of the hybrids, Not utopian, Reserved, but not protected
Discovery King of the Cottonwoods, Pregnant pause, If you grow it, they will eat, Into the deep, Fire watchers, Hearts of gold
À la carte A peek at some of Canada’s hottest smuggling corridors
By Steven Fick and Hugh Pouliot
Reviews The Routes of Man, Roadtripping, Country Roads, Bridges
On the horizon The river’s edge
Mosaic Collingwood’s Elvis fest
Photography by Henrieta Haniskova with story by Ray Ford
In Habitat A bale of a good time
By Charles Mandel

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