Jun 09 2017
There’s something magical about the circus. Death-defying feats, performing animals, goofy clowns, graceful trapeze artists. It all starts when the ringmaster steps into the spotlight, wearing a jaunty top hat.
“Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages. Welcome to...
Jun 01 2017
It’s been 30 years since Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour. On his tour he did something no one has ever done before. He travelled around the world by wheelchair. Can you imagine?
Rick wheeled through 34 countries on four continents. He saw the Great Wall of China and...
May 26 2017
Have you ever heard of Henderson Island? Probably not. It’s tiny. No one lives there. Almost no one goes there. It’s just a tiny dot on the map, halfway between New Zealand and Chile.
In 1988, that tiny dot on the map became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Why? Because...
May 19 2017
Last year, an Orillia man started a ketchup war. How? With a Facebook post.
He told people to stop buying Heinz. Get French’s instead, he said. His post went viral.
Canadians love ketchup. We eat more per person than every country but Finland.
You can find a bottle in...
May 12 2017
TED conferences bring in big-name speakers. The top scientists and thinkers. World leaders. Sports heroes and artists and movie stars. But at last month’s event in Vancouver, organizers promised something extra-special. A mystery guest.
“Who is it?” everyone wondered....
May 05 2017
Canada geese are party animals. They migrate together in big Vs. They waddle around together. They eat together, too.
Cornfields are the perfect place for a goose party. There’s room for thousands of geese. Predators can’t sneak up on them. And waste corn is all over...
Apr 28 2017
Canada welcomed a new citizen April 12. This brave teen was born in Pakistan. She is the world’s youngest Nobel laureate.
Can you guess who it is?
It’s Malala Yousafzai. Her citizenship is honorary, of course. She can’t vote or get a passport.
This honour is given...
Apr 21 2017
They call it the toughest race on Earth. It’s almost four times longer than a marathon. More challenging than the Ironman triathlon. It’s the Barkley Marathons.
The Barkley is a 160-kilometre cross-country race. But you aren’t racing against the other runners. You’re...
Apr 13 2017
Back in 2005, Dr. Hans Rosling had great news to share. The world had changed. It was getting healthier. It was getting wealthier. And not just developed countries. The poorest countries, too! The Swedish professor had the statistics to prove it.
Apr 07 2017
Where does your family get eggs? Do you buy them at the grocery store? Or do you reach under a warm, fluffy hen, feel around in the straw and pull them out one by one?
You don’t have to live on a farm to get eggs right from the chicken. City families can keep hens, too...
Mar 31 2017
Every team has its glory years, its winning streaks. The New England Patriots. The LA Lakers. Our men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams.
But no team has ever been as unbeatable as the Edmonton Grads. Between 1915 and 1940, this women’s basketball team played 522 games...
Mar 10 2017
The Vancouver Canucks lost seven hockey players from their lineup last month. Not to injury. To mumps.
Troy Stecher came down with the virus on February 24. His teammates Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund were all quarantined with symptoms....