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St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and t

St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and two Canadians. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

Photo: Stephen Smith
Roaming First World War sites and cemeteries in northern France and Belgium, Stephen Smith reflects on what time heals — and what it can’t 
Minister Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces a $1 million investment in environmental response equipment in Victoria in September 2018. (Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’
Lady Franklin, Sir John Franklin, London, Arctic, explorer, Erebus, Terror

Erika Behrisch Elce’s new book develops the character of the famously private Lady Franklin through imagined letters to her explorer husband, written around the time of his untimely Arctic death. (Images, clockwise from left: Stonehouse Publishing; Amelie Romilly, 1815/public domain; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)

Images, clockwise from left: Stonehouse Publishing; Amelie Romilly, 1815/public domain; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
A new novel by Erika Behrisch Elce brings Lady Franklin — widow of doomed polar explorer Sir John Franklin — to life in new and creative ways
Johnny Issaluk, Jared Harris, John Geiger

Actor Jared Harris (centre) with RCGS CEO John Geiger (right) and Terror castmate Johnny Issaluk at the 89th Annual College of Fellows dinner in Ottawa. Harris accepted the Society’s inaugural Louie Kamookak Medal for his portrayal of Capt. Francis Crozier in The Terror. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 
Defying Limits, by astronaut Dave Williams

Photos courtesy Simon & Schuster Canada (left) and NASA.

Photos courtesy Simon & Schuster Canada (left) and NASA
A new memoir that unpacks the life of one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, who’s also an aquanaut, doctor, CEO and cancer survivor 
dwindling caribou map

Canadian Geographic created this map as a snapshot of the status of Canada’s caribou herds. The large spheres show the largest estimated population of each herd, while the smaller coloured spheres show the current estimated population. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

dwindling caribou map
 A snapshot of the country’s drastically dwindling caribou herds

Activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart / Still from Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction, the final documentary from Canadian filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart, is now screening across Canada
Carole Saad, 50 Sussex

Ottawa event maven Carole Saad takes the podium at an event at 50 Sussex as part of her latest role. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Carole Saad, 50 Sussex
Established event designer to promote the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical and Canadian Geographic
DFO, Coast Guard and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce the creation of the new Arctic Region

Although the exact boundaries of the new Arctic Region are still to be defined in collaboration with residents of the North, they will reflect the shape of Inuit Nunangat, the traditional Inuit homelands. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
The change is to transform the way decisions about fishing, shipping, resource development and more are made across the enormous northern region defined by the traditional Inuit homelands
Toronto eastern waterfront

A view of Toronto's eastern waterfront, where the Quayside neighbourhood will be developed. (Photo: Quayside Toronto)

Photo: Quayside Toronto
Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront
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