Canada Day

Canada Day is a Canadian federal holiday to show off national pride and celebrate the country.

Canada Day is a Canadian federal holiday to show off national pride and celebrate the country. July 1 was the chosen date because it was the day where three provincial states -- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province -- in Canada unified. The holiday was originally referred to as Dominion Day, a call back to the confederation of the individual provinces. The day is celebrated nation-wide.

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Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts
Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts

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Dall Sheep are found roaming the mountains located within the interior region of Alaska. This species of sheep is native to Alaska, and are also found in some parts of Canada. Bighorn Sheep are also...
Dying Hemlock | The Cove Forest
Dying Hemlock | The Cove Forest

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The hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) is an aphid-sized insect that feeds on sap of the Canada hemlock, a widespread tree of eastern North American forests. The HWA causes Canada hemlock trees to drop their...
Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest
Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest

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(Thamnophis sirtalis) This snake has a wide geographic range and is the only snake that extends its range into the northern reaches of Canada. Frogs and salamanders are the primary prey of the garter...
Canada Violet  | The Cove Forest
Canada Violet | The Cove Forest

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(Viola canadensis) This relatively tall violet with heart-shaped leaves is frequently encountered in cove forests. It produces many white flowers that fade to purple with age. Often found in clumps...
Canada Hemlock | The Cove Forest
Canada Hemlock | The Cove Forest

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Almost all trees in cove forests are deciduous - that is, they drop their leaves in the fall and produce new ones in spring. The Canada hemlock, in contrast, is an evergreen - it retains its needle...
Canada Violet | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)
Canada Violet | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)

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• Viola canadensis • Related to northern violets • Fragrant flower • Flowers are white inside, purple-tinged outside with yellow base • Heart-shaped, finally-toothed leaves • Slender purple stalks •...
Overview VI: Bystanders and Rescuers | Holocaust
Overview VI: Bystanders and Rescuers | Holocaust

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"No one had any compassion or any kind of a nice word to say to us. There was no one to say, 'It's going to get better,' or, 'Don't worry.' At no time had you the luxury of hearing anything like that...
Dreamcatcher | Periscope
Dreamcatcher | Periscope

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We saw many Native American crafts at the powwow. Jewelry, clothing, and crafts such as "dreamcatchers" were popular items. The origin of the dreamcatcher is hard to determine. Different tribes...