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.
May 20 2016
May 10 was Census Day in Canada. Canadians take this important survey every five years.
A government agency called Statistics Canada runs the census. The survey collects data about every man, woman and child living in Canada. These “people statistics” are called...
May 13 2016
Your town is on fire. The flames are racing your way. You have one backpack and 15 minutes. What will you take?
That was the situation in Fort McMurray this month. Wildfires swept into the northern Alberta town. People were told to grab what they could and go…
May 06 2016
Knock knock. Who’s there?
For goodness’ sake. Surely you’ve heard of William Shakespeare. The famous British playwright and poet died 400 years ago. But people still read, perform and study his work today.
So who is this great…
Apr 29 2016
You’re in your house, sleeping or doing your homework or eating dinner. All at once the floor starts shaking. Then your whole house begins to shake! It creaks and groans and rumbles.
You and your family run outside…