Thursday May 05, 2016

Europe Day is May 9 - EU institutions open their doors to the public in May.

Europe Day celebrates peace and unity in Europe.

May 9 marks the anniversary of the historical Schuman Declaration At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new firm of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production.

A treaty creating such a body was signed just a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

(Source: Europa)

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A compilation of fire maps for Canada:


Read more at the CBC. This article also contains a map looking at how Fort McMurray's neighbourhoods are faring. Beacon Hill has seen devastation.

(Source: The Map Room)

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"Pound for pound: what is Canada's best hockey town?" is an interactive map, which looks at where the majority of NHL hockey players were born and bred.

Nope, not Toronto!

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

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