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On the road again

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
On the road again

Cabin fever has gripped most of us over the past few months. But, as the pandemic lockdown eases, opportunities for daytrips and even overnighters are opening up. Since staying safe still generally means staying close to home, we’re turning the spotlight on nearby attractions you can reach by car, bike or even foot and where […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2020

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2020

                                                                  CORRECTION In the April issue, an editing error caused a mistake in a name. On page 87, photo No. 1 included Arian […]

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Wine-growing practices being rewritten

Wine-growing practices being rewritten

The wine grape is as fickle as agricultural products come. Centuries of documentation has helped to determine the ideal soil structures, sun coverage and vine placements on the properly angled hillsides of historic regions, affecting the quality and pricing of wines. With shifting weather patterns, this is increasingly no longer true. Extreme weather events are […]

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The tastes of summer

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
The tastes of summer

I invite you to experience several of my summer recipes, each of which offers a unique and tempting twist to what one might normally expect. Avocado crêpe rolls include touches of caviar and drops of maple syrup, which contribute discretely to the complexity of flavours. Certain to catch one’s attention are the grilled steaks served […]

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On succeeding — and compromising — in Putin’s Russia

| August 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
On succeeding — and compromising — in Putin’s Russia

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia By Joshua Yaffa January 2020 Tim Duggan Books, Penguin Random House 368 pages Kindle $17 Hardcover: $36.63 Paperback: $16.55 In 1999, Heda Saratova and her young child huddled, terrified, in their apartment in Grozny, Chechnya, as Russian troops battered the capital of the rebellious republic. […]

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The floating university: excerpts from the experts

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The floating university: excerpts from the experts

Their first-hand stories are funny, vivid, scientific, sometimes distressing — another kind of exploration. Dylan White, wilderness and wildlife guide, has worked on 150 projects for government, academia and private groups. His Arctic mammal talk included black bears, grizzly and polar bears, all of which can interbreed to produce, in the case of the latter […]

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Expeditions are a family affair

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Expeditions are a family affair

“Expedition” is a loaded word in the travelling world. “If you don’t know what an ‘expedition’ is, you think, ‘Am I going to be on a dogsled going to the North Pole for two weeks, fishing for my food?’” asks Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada’s award-winning CEO. From the deck of their comfortable ship or in […]

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The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Inuit of Labrador’s forced relocation

Hebron, though only a deserted coastal settlement in northern Labrador, is a uniquely powerful National Historic Site of Canada. And, it may hold double interest to its visitors in these early days of the COVID-19 virus’ spread around the world. Members of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, representing 180,000 Inuit in Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia, […]

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Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

Sailing on Adventure Canada’s Greenland and Wild Labrador Expedition gives new meaning to the phrase “peak experience.” Besides hiking along the base of Canada’s highest mountains east of the Rockies — northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains’ peak altitude is 1,652 metres — we walked along its fjord cliffs and rode Zodiacs into the narrow fjords. During […]

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See the region as spring blossoms

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
See the region as spring blossoms

Editor’s note: At press time, most public places and even National Parks were closed so be sure to check on these events before heading out. Sorry, but April is not the cruellest month. In fact, it’s a dandy one, when skies are bright, temperatures generally congenial and the highways and byways beckon to the winter-weary. […]

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