It was an announcement in mid-November that many Canadians didn’t see coming. That’s when the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), publisher of Canadian Geographic magazine, at their AGM in Ottawa set the media abuzz with their official recommendation that the grey jay be Canada’s
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake ever recorded was 15-inches wide by 8 inches thick. It fell during a snowstorm on Jan. 28, 1887 at Fort Keogh, Montana and was witnessed by soldiers. As the story goes, a nearby
“Bring Back the Alexander Henry” is the rallying cry heard loud and clear these days in Thunder Bay. The former Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker built in Thunder Bay—which has been a ‘museum ship’ of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
What is a ghost town? A simple definition is a “town that no longer has any people living in it,” or as author T. Lindsay Baker (Ghost Towns of Texas) explains, it is, “a town for which the reason for being no longer exists.” In our Northern Wilds
Travellers along the highways and byways in our Northern Wilds are sometimes baffled by the piles of rocks balanced on top of rock croppings, perched on boulders or placed at the edge of the boreal forest. They have asked if these mysterious stone markers have any special meaning.