With dental scalers and tweezers in hand, government conservators scrape and pluck zebra mussel detritus from a talismanic piece of Canadian aviation history.

Their painstaking work — there are thousands of hair-like filaments that have to be removed — is part of a federal effort to preserve what looks like a small rocket ship.

Bent and corroded, the three-metre projectile is unremarkable save for its triangular wings, which hint at a much larger, more consequential story…

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