Oct 14 2016
Emm Arruda wanted to be a model. She dreamed of strolling down a Paris runway in the latest fashions. Dior. Chanel. Valentino. Louis Vuitton.
Instead, the fourteen-year-old Ontario teen wore baggy clothes to hide the curve in her spine. How could she model with...
Oct 07 2016
Montreal passed a new law on September 27 that has some dog-lovers barking mad. It’s a ban on pit bulls.
What’s a pit bull? It’s a name given to a group of bull terrier breeds. These dogs share certain characteristics. They usually have a squared head, powerful body…
Sep 29 2016
Is smoking bad for your health? Of course it is. Everyone knows that.
But only one in ten teens believes that using e-cigarettes, or vaping, can be dangerous too. Turns out, what you don’t know can hurt you.
E-cigarettes have only been around for about ten years. They...
Sep 23 2016
In 1845, Sir John Franklin sailed two ships into the Arctic. The famous British explorer was looking for the Northwest Passage.
Britain was eager to find this shortcut through the Arctic Ocean. It would be a much faster trading route from Europe to Asia.
Sep 16 2016
For years, people have called Mother Teresa “the saint of the gutters.” On September 4, Pope Francis made it official. Sainthood is one of the highest honours in the Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony was held at St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Mother Teresa, friend to…
Sep 08 2016
In 2014, Elephants Without Borders launched the Great Elephant Census. The group’s goal? To count the savanna elephants in Africa.
Workers crisscrossed 18 countries in small planes. It took two years and half a million kilometres of flying. It was the largest wildlife...
Sep 02 2016
Is there life on other planets? Scientists just got a step closer to finding out.
They’ve discovered an Earth-sized planet in the Alpha Centauri star system. It’s called Proxima b. This planet circles a small red star called Proxima Centauri.
Where did they get the...
Aug 24 2016
Every four years, the world’s best athletes compete at the Summer Olympics. This time, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosted the Games.
Team Canada sent 314 athletes to Rio 2016. Each one hoped to bring home a medal. Each one dreamed of setting a world record. Each one was...
Jun 17 2016
A new team is competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics this summer. Its athletes will march behind the Olympic flag. They cannot march behind their own.
The team is small, just six men and four women. But it represents 60 million people, almost twice the population of Canada…
Jun 10 2016
Athletes around the world dream of competing in the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every four years, that dream comes true for 15,000 athletes from 200 countries.
The Olympics and Paralympics are the biggest multisport games in the world. Only the best…
Jun 03 2016
Six weeks ago, the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with the best record in the team’s 20-year history. Fifty-six wins. First in their division. A point out of first in the Eastern Conference.
Canada’s only NBA team was headed for the playoffs.
May 27 2016
A recycling plant in Japan is getting a little extra help from hungry bacteria – that like to snack on plastic.
Researchers discovered the tiny microbe living in soil and sludge samples. Ideonella sakaiensis can break down PET, the plastic used in water bottles.