A green-roofed ski cabin blends into the lush Canadian landscape

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Wrapped in cedar planks dyed black and topped with a lush green roof, the Cottage in Sutton appears to meld into the landscape from afar. Montreal-based architecture firm Paul Bernier Architecte designed the 2,400-square-foot residence as a weekend retreat for a family of four avid skiers. Modern yet minimalist, the home prioritizes views of the outdoors, in particular the vistas towards Mount Sutton in the south.

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Midcentury, Scandinavian-inspired Canadian chalet gets a spectacular renovation

An aging chalet in Canada that was facing demolition has been completely turned around thanks to a stunning renovation led by Montreal-based design studio Alain Carle Architecte. Originally built in the 1960s, the Maribou Residence features midcentury Scandinavian architectural influences—no doubt inspired by the rise of Alvar Aalto’s reputation during that time period. Enamored with the home’s history, the clients wanted to conserve the home’s original character while modernizing the appearance…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The energy-efficient Aspen tiny home is built tough to withstand Canadian winters

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Bottlenose dolphins spotted in Canadian Pacific waters for the first time

Bottlenose dolphins tend to reside in warm, temperate waters — but researchers recently glimpsed a group of around 200 of the dolphins and around 70 false killer whales off northern Vancouver Island’s west coast in Canada. They said this sighting is “the only occurrence of common bottlenose dolphins recorded in Canadian Pacific waters” — and a warming trend could be to blame.

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Canadian TV host facing backlash after bragging about killing a cougar

A Canadian TV host is being met with outrage after bragging about killing a cougar. The Edge host Steve Ecklund shot the cougar in Northern Alberta and posted photos of it on his Facebook page earlier this month. Later, he posted photos of cooking the cougar’s meat. Now, people are calling Ecklund out on social media as he defends his decision.

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