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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Jonny Harris brings jokes to small towns across Canada with his CBC show, Still Standing. (Photo: Chris Armstrong/Frantic Films, courtesy of CBC)

Photo: Chris Armstrong/Frantic Films, courtesy of CBC
Comedian Jonny Harris, of Still Standing fame, on finding inspiration from coast to coast to coast

Left: The poster for new documentary “That Never Happened.” Right: Director Ryan Boyko. (Photos courtesy Armistice Films)

Photos courtesy Armistice Films
Between 1914 and 1920, some 5,000 ethnic Ukrainians were imprisoned in Canadian internment camps. A new documentary tells their stories. 

Trans-Canada Trail board chair Neil Yeates and Minister responsible for Parks Canada Catherine McKenna hold a Great Trail flag while Parks Canada CEO Daniel Watson (standing, right) and Michael Nadler, Parks Canada's vice president of external relations and visitor experience, look on. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
Network of connected trails that spans Canada from coast to coast to coast will receive cash over a four-year period
Gidin Jaad Erica Jean Ryan, right, runs through lines with an actor in Sgaawaay K’uuna, The Edge of the Knife, a Haida-language film that premieres next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gidin Jaad Erica Jean Ryan, right, runs through lines with an actor in Sgaawaay K’uuna, The Edge of the Knife, a Haida-language film that premieres next week at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Haida Laas/Graham Richard)

Photo courtesy Haida Laas/Graham Richard
“The more I learn, the more I realize that it’s my responsibility to teach”
Event co-host Hanna Calbick Sims aims a fan northwards to “Blow Spokane’s smoke away to Canada.” Photo from Facebook.

Event co-host Hanna Calbick Sims aims a fan northwards to “Blow Spokane’s smoke away to Canada.” (Photo from Facebook)

Photo from Facebook
A Spokane, Wash. man’s joke plan to send wildfire smoke back to B.C. got serious uptake
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)

Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national organization that advocates for the people of Inuit Nunangat and works to Inuit language and culture. (Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti)

Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world

A house in New Brunswick painted to look like the Acadian flag. (Photo: Graham H./Pixabay [CC0])

Photo: Graham H./Pixabay (CC0)
National Acadian Day is celebrated in Canada each year on August 15
Grizzly, wildlife, endangered species, Trump, protected

A grizzly in Banff National Park, Alberta. (Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club
Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk
corde lisse Cirque Éloize Shawinigan

A cast member practices on a rope at La Cité de l’Énergie’s amphitheatre in Shawinigan, Que.

Photo: Christian Fleury/Canadian Geographic
The contemporary circus company celebrates 25 years of showcasing acrobatic arts around the world
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