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Forest fires have left colourful scars on the hills near Dease Lake, B.C. (Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club
While planning for seasonal disasters at the same time as a pandemic is tricky, lessons can be applied from one to the other 
number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority

The number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority focusing on the parts of each authority where people actually live. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores how media, scientists and citizens are charting the coronavirus pandemic

The Rainbow Bridge is a Canada-U.S. border crossing in Niagara Falls. (Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club
The 49th parallel has spent more than 200 years as a major part of Canada’s border

Steven Jackson heading to Inuvik on day five of the 6633 Arctic Ultra, a gruelling 617-kilometre footrace from the Yukon to the Northwest Territories. (Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra)

Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra
Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 
How has your life changed because of COVID-19?

The island-studded landscape near Oujé-Bougoumou, Que. (Photo: Christian Fleury/Can Geo)

Photo: Christian Fleury/Can Geo
Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.
HMCS Yellowknife

An exterior shot of the bridge showing twin 50-calibre machine guns during a patrol in the eastern Pacific aboard the HMCS Yellowknife as part of Operation Caribbe in April 2019. (Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic
Canada’s mission as part of Operation Caribbe? Choke off the flow of cocaine and other drugs across the eastern Pacific.

The City of Iqaluit has asked anyone with plans to visit the north to delay their travel in a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to the city and other communities across Nunavut. (Photo: Fiona Paton/Flickr)

Photo: Fiona Paton/Flickr
Indigenous and Inuit communities are expressing concern as the threat of COVID-19 comes nearer to their communities

The orange in the above map shows what would end up under water should the Erie Shore Drive dike fail. (Municipality of Chatham-Kent)

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
There is up to a 40 per cent chance a shoreline road on Lake Erie, which acts as a dike, will fail

Canadian historian and Oxford professor Margaret MacMillan's new book comes out in October. (Photo: Terrence McEachern/The Guardian)

Photo: Terrence McEachern/The Guardian
Margaret MacMillan's new book, The Mark of Cain: War and Humanity, comes out this October
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