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Stephen Harper renews hunt for Franklin ships long lost to the Arctic depthsThe search for the remnants of an ill-fated British expedition that failed to cross the Northwest Passage — and a seminal moment in Canada’s history on Arctic sovereignty — will start anew.In the coming weeks, a group of researchers will scour Canada’s Arctic waters to find Sir John Franklin’s two ships, Erebus and the Terror, led by a ship named for an Arctic researcher who perished in a plane crash last year.The renewal of Parks Canada’s search for the lost Franklin vessels, follows three recent federal expeditions that failed to locate Erebus and Terror but ruled out huge swaths of the Arctic Ocean seabed as possible resting places for the sunken ships.

Stephen Harper renews hunt for Franklin ships long lost to the Arctic depths
The search for the remnants of an ill-fated British expedition that failed to cross the Northwest Passage — and a seminal moment in Canada’s history on Arctic sovereignty — will start anew.

In the coming weeks, a group of researchers will scour Canada’s Arctic waters to find Sir John Franklin’s two ships, Erebus and the Terror, led by a ship named for an Arctic researcher who perished in a plane crash last year.

The renewal of Parks Canada’s search for the lost Franklin vessels, follows three recent federal expeditions that failed to locate Erebus and Terror but ruled out huge swaths of the Arctic Ocean seabed as possible resting places for the sunken ships.

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    A lot of my friends are parkies and losing their jobs, important sites are being closed… and they’re doing this? Fucking...
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    Part of me thinks this is really cool and part of me thinks what a weird thing for Harper to care about and spend money...
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    And folks in the far north can’t afforded to feed their families. And over 500 Native women remain missing. And...
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    So glad Harper has money to allocate to adventuring expeditions while I wallow in student debts and unemployment!...
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