Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

An expanse of boreal shield straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border will be Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site, according to an announcement Sunday. The decision was announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Manama, Bahrain. Pimachiowin Aki is nearly 30,000 sq. km. of boreal forest that encompasses […]

‘This is extra nerdy:’ Meet the Ottawa couple road tripping to all 87 Heritage Minute spots

‘This is extra nerdy:’ Meet the Ottawa couple road tripping to all 87 Heritage Minute spots

There have been homages to the beloved Heritage Minutes since they first aired more than two decades ago: there are fan-made posters, lists ranking every single minute from best to worst, carefully crafted musical tributes, even PhDs penned about them. But an Ottawa couple who are superfans of the 60-second vignettes are hoping to top all that — Rebecca […]

Relocated heritage house is their dream home

Alison Westlake’s love affair with her home began years ago — and seemed like an impossible dream. “Believe it or not, it was my favourite house,” she says. “We would drive by it and I would cry out ‘Look at that house!’ ” The residence that Westlake, 37, her husband Tyler Hogan, 32, daughter Hattie, […]