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January/February 2009

Canadian Geographic magazine January/February 2009
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In this issue of Canadian Geographic we kick off the New Year by celebrating Nunavut’s 10th anniversary. Writer Lisa Gregoire returns to the Arctic to report on the successes and struggles of communities in Canada's newest territory. In Toronto, writer Siobhan Roberts explores the newly renovated and revitalized Royal Ontario Museum. In Comox, B.C., photojournalist Don MacKinnon heads to the skies with students at the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue to observe how they train for emergencies — everything from helicopter crashes to underwater rescues.

PLUS: see the winning photographs from our 24th Annual Photo Contest, images that depict Canada’s cultural diversity, natural beauty and adventurous spirit.



FEATURES
Nunavut turns ten
Our newest territory may still be a work-in-progress, but a young generation of Inuit are transforming their lives and land and offering hope for Nunavut’s next decade
By Lisa Gregoire with photography by Patrice Halley
Online exclusive: Territory of unrequited dreams
A new generation of Inuit are transforming their lives — and their land — offering hope for Nunavut’s next 10 years. View videos & photos, read related stories and get information on Nunavut's 10th-anniversary celebration.
By Lisa Gregoire

Age of renaissance
The Royal Ontario Museum’s new addition is attracting all the attention, but behind the scenes, the institution is modernizing our understanding of the natural world
By Siobhan Roberts with photography by Liam Sharp

Hero school
In this elite search and rescue training program, death-defying drills are a routine part of the curriculum
Photography by Don MacKinnon with story by Deborah Jones

Online exclusive: Canadian Geographic Photo Club
Get a behind-the-scenes look into photographer Don MacKinnon’s assignment for Canadian Geographic. View a photo gallery from the assignment and get tips from the photographer.
By Michela Rosano

Photo finish
Winners of Canadian Geographic’s 24th annual photo contest


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DEPARTMENTS

The inside story
Show and tell, The missing links, Winners’ circle, Virtual make-over, Weather mania

Editor’s notebook
The first decade

Contributors
Meet our writers and photographers

Reverberations
Tax taboo, Vicki’s bee lobbying

Discovery
Sketches of a small town, Lost cause, Solving the riddle of place names, Carte blanche, Tumbling falcons, House smart

 

À la carte
Diverting disaster: Manitoba’s $665 million answer to the Red River’s revenge
By Steven Fick and Elizabeth Shilts

Reviews
Pulled from the brink, The conundrum of time

On the horizon
What it means to be Métis

Mosaic
Divine intersections
Photography by Pierre Dunnigan with text by Monique Roy-Sole

In Habitat
My father’s prayers
By Liana Balinsky-Baker





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