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The Order of Military Merit is a military honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the second highest order administered by the Governor General-in-Council, on behalf of the Queen of Canada. Created in 1972 to replace a grouping within the Order of Canada, the three-tiered order was established to recognize members of the Canadian Forces either regular or reserve personnel who have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty.

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An alley in Kingston, Ontario.Kingston, Ontario is a Canadian city located in Eastern Ontario where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario. Originally a First Nations settlement, growing European exploration in the 17th Century made it an important trading post. In order to control the fur trade, French explorer LaSalle founded Fort Frontenac in 1673. Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada.

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Coat of Arms of Canada - Motto: A MARI USQUE AD MARE ("From Sea to Sea", taken from Psalm 72: "He shall have dominion from sea to sea"). Annulus behind the shield bears the Motto of the Order of Canada: Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam ("They desire a better country").

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Emerald Lake ~ On the Klondike Highway is between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon is the beautiful Emerald Lake. The brilliant green of the water is a result of calcium carbonate leaching from the limestone gravels of the valley. This shallow lake was formed like most lakes in the north by glacial retreat.

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Seaside Trail, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada (The Best Travel Photos)

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World's 15 Most Scenic Train Rides

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM BANFF TO VANCOUVER Where: Canada As you gain altitude onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, a two-day rail journey from the mountain resort town of Banff in Alberta through the majestic Canadian Rockies to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, it’s also quite possible you might gain weight. Splurge on GoldLeaf Service and you’ll enjoy plentiful cooked-to-order breakfasts and lunches, served in the dining car, and unlimited cocktails and snacks served by personable hosts on the…

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The World’s smallest snowman - WTF fun fact

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Funny Pictures Of The Day 33 Photos Famepace

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Farley Mowat (1921-2014) was born in Belleville, Ontario. He is a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian North, such as People of the Deer (1952) and Never Cry Wolf (1963).

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I truly believe that Canada is the best country in the world. No matter what I do in the next five go ten years I will always have my home in Canada.

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