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13 things you didn't know about being Canadian

5. Our cities have some of the freshest air in the world



5. Our cities have some of the freshest air in the world (© Courtesy Tourism Nova Scotia)
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  • 5. Our cities have some of the freshest air in the world (© Courtesy Tourism Nova Scotia)
  • 6. Have a taste of home when you travel
  • 7. Iceberg vodka? How about iceberg wine?
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5. Our cities have some of the freshest air in the world

When the World Health Organization studied air quality between 2003 and 2010, in 1,100 cities in 91 countries, they ranked Whitehorse, Yukon, as having the freshest. Also in the top 10: British Columbia's Nanaimo, Terrace, Nelson, Kitimat and Burns Lake, plus Corner Brook, N.L., and Fredericton, N.B.

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