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Exhibit Brings Dinosaurs Back to Life

With an app called ROM Ultimate Dinosaurs, which uses a technology known as augmented reality, visitors to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto get a virtual view of the real world that can be extended with graphics and other content.

“As a museum we’re all about real-world objects,” Ms. Ruddell, assistant vice president of marketing for the museum said. “But being able to bring prehistoric dinosaurs back to life was a pretty amazing thing.” 

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Canada's Wimbledon Triumph

On a historic weekend for Canadian tennis, Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo joined the likes of Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg in the record books, while Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., put her name alongside such greats as Tracy Austin and Martina Hingis.

Read more about the rising stars of Canadian tennis. 

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Working Together to Recover Remains of ‪World War II‬ Plane Crash

A 50-person recovery team comprised of specialists from JPAC, the crew of the U.S. Naval Ship Grapple, and 18 divers from the U.S. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, will conduct underwater excavations to search for the remains of the victims of U.S. Air Force PBY-5A “Catalina”, a seaplane that sank about two kilometres off the coast of the small village on the North shore of the St. Lawrence River, in 1942. 

Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada,stated:  “It is a great honour for Parks Canada to have been able to help bring to their final resting place the remains of these servicemen who suffered such a tragic fate.”  

Air Force One Turned Canadian Forest Firefighter

Saskatchewan Environment Ministry's custom-refurbished Convair C-131H, painted in the official provincial colours of green and white and known in this country as Tanker 475, was once identified by the most auspicious call sign in the world: Air Force One.

The plane was p
urchased by the Saskatchewan government for a reported $10 million in order to be used as a flagship in its provincial firefighting forces. Read the full story here. 

100 Years of the Calgary Stampede

The University of Calgary and the Calgary Herald will celebrate 100 years of the Calgary Stampede with the launch of the Stampede Stories public lecture and showcase next Wednesday at the university’s downtown campus.

The four-day exhibition kicks-off on Wednesday, June 20 with a free pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. and public lecture by acclaimed writer and University of Calgary Professor Aritha van Herk. “We are proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic event and to share the University of Calgary’s stories and images with the community,” said University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon.  

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36 Hours in Montreal

The New York Times has published a travel piece on Montreal in its “36 Hours In…” series. The writers explore the diverse ethnic communities within Montreal’s urban sprawl and remarked that whether your passion is Syrian cuisine, contemporary art or vintage shopping, Montreal is serving it up with aplomb. C’est vrai.

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Newfoundland Icebergs Thrill Foreign, Canadian Tourists

Tourists from Japan, South Africa, Europe, the U.S. and across Canada are lining up for their chance to admire these mammoth relics from the last ice age.

Captain Barry Rogers, co-owner and operator of Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours, says it has already been the best iceberg viewing season off St. John’s in recent years: ”Normally our season is the latter part of May and June. We’ve been doing iceberg tours since May 9, and with full boats.” 

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Canada's Ryder Hesjedel Wins Prestigious Giro d'Italia

Ryder Hesjedel of Victoria, BC, has made history as the first Canadian to win one of cycling’s three Grand Tour events Sunday, wrapping up the 2012 Giro d’Italia with an excellent performance in the 21st and final stage in Milan.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement immediately after the race to congratulate Hesjedal: “On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to congratulate Ryder Hesjedal for his amazing victory in the Giro d’Italia,” the statement said. “This remarkable win in one of bicycle racing’s most grueling competitions is a testimony to Mr. Hesjedal’s training, endurance, skill and competitive spirit.” 

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