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Second Franklin ship located by searchers

The second ship from Sir John Franklin’s doomed 19th-century search for the Northwest Passage has been located—right where an Inuit hunter said it would be.

“The ship is in remarkable condition,” Adrian Schimnowski of the Arctic Research Foundation, one of the groups involved in the search, said yesterday from the research ship that located the HMS Terror.

New record for wildfires in parks

Wildfires scorched a record amount of Canada’s national parks last year—the latest in a number of long, hot summers that almost entirely have depleted Parks Canada’s firefighting reserve.

“We had a very busy fire year,” said Jeff Weir, director of fire management.

“We had more wildfires than normal and those fires burned larger areas than normal,” he noted.