shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario.

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Home Port Heroes

By Benn Fisher


The “Home Port Heroes” travelling exhibit shines a spotlight on the Canadian Merchant Navy, and commemorates the efforts made by thousands of Canadian merchant sailors during the Second World War, many of whom gave their lives in this service.

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DNA: From Crime to Conservation

by Patrick Gilhooly

For over 30 years, forensic scientists have been using and refining the technique of DNA profiling used in crime scene investigations all over the world. It is a revolutionary tool and, more recently, wildlife conservation scientists have applied the technique of forensic DNA profiling to the natural world using environmental DNA (eDNA).


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Naming of Aankoobjignikaang

by Christine Drake

Students who attended a youth camp in Pukaskwa National Park this summer have given a new Anishinabemowin name to a culturally significant site in the park.  The new name is a meaningful reflection by the youth and evokes deep emotion, connecting past to present.


Tackling Invasive Phragmites Together

by Amelia Chaplin

My name is Amelia Chaplin.  This past summer, I was the Community Outreach Student at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA), creating digital content to promote the NMCA’s many programs and exciting things to see and do, as well as sharing information on the valuable conservation work going on behind the scenes. While there, the Resource Conservation team invited me to participate in the removal of invasive Phragmites.

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Trails. In A Marine Conservation Area?

by Colin Crowell

So…how do you present a national marine conservation area to land lubbers visiting the region? Fortunately, the geologic events that formed this massive lake and its islands have also yielded some of the most stunning view points on Lake Superior’s shoreline.


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