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The Northwest Passage runs along the northern coast of North America, and connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This sea route is rich in history, and is a popular attraction for both visitors and residents in Canada. Join the team from Cruise North Expeditions, as they explore the waters and showcase the spectacular natural sights of Canada. Want to plan your trip to Canada? Visit *******
6 Feb 2010
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Fort Ross is a former trading post in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It was founded in 1937, and was the last trading post to be established by the Hudson's Bay Company. Join Marjorie Adams and Sarah Marcus, as they visit this uninhabited historic site and explore the house that their ancestor helped to build. Want to plan your trip to Canada? Visit *******
11 Feb 2010
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1 Jan 2012
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The Franklin Expedition was an ill-fated exploration of the Arctic, led by Captain Sir John Franklin in 1845. Franklin and 128 men from his expedition disappeared during their travels through an unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage. Despite the efforts of subsequent search expeditions, they were not rescued in time. Today, Franklin's lost expedition is the subject of numerous historic and artistic works. Want to plan your trip to Canada? Visit *******
11 Feb 2010
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Josh catches up with writer/artist Scott Chantler on the convention floor.
13 Aug 2008
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The brilliantly charismatic comedian and actor Billy Connolly is back in his guise as a tour guide as he travels through the legendary Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. His adventures were filmed for a new ITV series, and this DVD release not only contains all four episodes in the series, but also includes, exclusively to the DVD. In Journey to the Edge of the World, we follow the intrepid comedian on a once in a lifetime trip across this unique and fascinating wilderness. The ever-engaging Billy Connolly invites you to escape from the humdrum of a busy and stressful lifestyle and take this journey with him to the edge of the world from the comfort of your own home. Whats it like to live on the edge on the world? Heres your chance to find out. The DVD is out on March 16 courtesy of Universal Pictures.
19 Feb 2009
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Connected Life is going all around the world as we interview a producer from Battlestar Galactica, look at a wonder weed from Africa, and check out the Northwest Passage. Buckle up - Connected Life is out of this world.
18 Jul 2009
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Beechey Island is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of Nunavut, Canada. It is recognized as a historic site with tremendous significance, as it marks the final resting place for three members from the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845. Franklin and 128 men from his expedition disappeared during their travels through an unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage. Despite the efforts of subsequent search expeditions, they were not rescued in time. Want to plan your trip to Canada? Visit *******
11 Feb 2010
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Recette extrêmement simple pour épater. Préparer en écoutant le disque « Northwest Passage’s New Era » de l’artiste de Québec, Millimetrik. » Consulter la recette
19 Jun 2010
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Click "more info" for lyrics! Give Stan Rogers a space on the Canadian walk of fame, sign the petition here: *******www.petitiononline****/GSRAS1/petition.html Thank you in advance for your support. -Give Stan A Star Foundation Chorus: Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea; Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage And make a Northwest Passage to the sea. Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie The sea route to the Orient for which so many died; Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones. (chorus) Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his "sea of flowers" began Watching cities rise before me, then behind me sink again This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain. (chorus) And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest Who cracked the mountain ramparts and did show a path for me To race the roaring Fraser to the sea. (chorus) How then am I so different from the first men through this way? Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away. To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men To find there but the road back home again. (chorus)
4 May 2013
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On Jan. 14 at the New Irish Heather in Vancouver Michael Ignatieff spoke to young Canadians who want to make a difference. In Part 2 he answers a question about the Liberal Party's position on Arctic Sovereignty, in particular concerning the Northwest passage.
11 Jun 2009
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Four men spent 55 days attempting to row across the Northwest Passage to bring attention to climate change. Besides thinning ice, the men also observed changes in wildlife caused by warming temperatures in the Arctic. Terrell Brown reports.
29 Sep 2013
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0:00 Science Season: 1 Around the Americas Captain Mark Schrader retells the challenge of going the "wrong way" (against the current) through the Northwest Passage. Referencing photos the crew took in Barrow, Alaska, Schrader discusses evidence of climate change in the area.
20 Jul 2010
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"Space Shuttle Launch" Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States.[1] (The other two are Atlantis and Endeavour.) When first flown in 1984, Discovery became the third operational orbiter, and is now the oldest orbiter in service. Discovery has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. History The spacecraft takes its name from previous ships of exploration named Discovery, primarily HMS Discovery, the sailing ship that accompanied famous explorer James Cook on his third and final major voyage. Others include Henry Hudson's ship Discovery which he used in 16101611 to search for a Northwest Passage, and RRS Discovery, a vessel used for expeditions to Antarctica in 1901-1904 by Scott and Shackleton (and still preserved as a museum). The shuttle shares a name with Discovery One, the fictional Jupiter spaceship from the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010. Discovery was the shuttle that launched the Hubble Space Telescope. The second and third Hubble service missions were also conducted by Discovery. She has also launched the Ulysses probe and three TDRS satellites. Discovery has been chosen twice as the return to flight orbiter, first in 1988 as the return to flight orbiter after the 1986 Challenger disaster, and then for the twin return to flight missions in July 2005 and July 2006 after the 2003 Columbia disaster. Discovery also carried Project Mercury astronaut John Glenn, who was 77 at the time, back into space during STS-95 on October 29, 1998, making him the oldest human being to venture into space. Had the STS-62-A planned missions from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1986 for the United States Department of Defense gone ahead, Discovery would have flown those missions. Planned decommissioning According to the current schedule, Space Shuttle Discovery will be decommissioned in 2010.[2][3] Discovery will be the last space shuttle to fly on mission STS-134. NASA expects to launch the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle on the new Ares I rocket by 2014. NASA has offered Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum for public display and preservation as part of the national collection after the orbiter has been retired.
9 Aug 2010
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