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The sublime distraction of Moose Jaw’s moose war

By Lisa Van Dusen      

Amid the current festival of previously unthinkable geopolitical squabbles, the battle for Canada's roadside moose-statue supremacy is one we can all get behind.

Moose Jaw, home of Saskatchewan’s Mac the Moose—who held the Guinness World Record for world’s largest moose statue at 10 metres tall for three decades—is irate at having been usurped by a statue 30 centimetres taller in Norway. Wikimedia photograph courtesy of Johnnyw3
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