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July 1, 2018 | Canadian Press | Published News

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A stretch of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary has won international recognition for its pristine environment and connection with Indigenous culture.

Pimachiowin Aki – an Ojibwa phrase that means ‘the land that gives life’ – has been deemed a world heritage site by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

The relatively untouched boreal forest is 29,000 square kilometres -more than half the size of Nova Scotia – and is home to four First Nations...

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