May 18 2018
Hawaii’s youngest volcano is having a meltdown.
Kilauea (pronounced Kill-oh-way-a) is the most active volcano in the world. It has been erupting continuously since 1983.
Scientists come to study the busy volcano. Tourists flock to see the lava lake bubbling in its main...
May 11 2018
The Girl Scouts have a new badge. It’s called the Raise Your Hand patch.
It’s easy to earn. You don’t even have to be a Girl Scout. Just promise to raise your hand in class and get three friends to do the same.
Raise your hand in class? Don’t students already do that?...
May 04 2018
Beatrice Janyk is 95 years old. Most people call her Granny Bea. But Canadian Blood Services calls her a hero.
The B.C. senior has been saving lives for 70 years. She is Canada’s oldest blood donor.
Granny Bea pops into her local blood donor clinic every few months....
Apr 27 2018
Bacteria are all around us. In the earth. In the water. Even in our bodies. Most of these one-celled organisms are harmless. Some even help us, like the ones that live in our gut.
But certain bacteria make us sick. When our body can’t fight off a bacterial infection,...
Apr 20 2018
Do you know where monarch butterflies spend the winter? They don’t curl up in a den like bears. They don’t turn white like snowshoe hares.
Monarchs fly south.
As fall sets in, monarchs from across North America head for their winter colonies. The colonies are in Mexico...
Apr 13 2018
The Calgary Zoo just got a very special delivery. Cute and cuddly pandas!
The giant pandas are on a ten-year loan from China. Toronto had them for the first five years. Now it’s Calgary’s turn.
Why all the excitement?
You don’t see pandas in many zoos. The loans are...
Apr 06 2018
Autumn Peltier needs a stool to reach the microphone. She’s 13 – and barely a metre and a half tall. But when the petite Anishinaabe girl speaks, people listen.
Autumn is a water keeper. She’s from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, in the heart of the...
Mar 16 2018
Lucas Warren is the new “spokesbaby” for Gerber baby food. The company looks for a cute new face every year for its advertising and social media. This year’s contest received 140,000 entries.
Judges picked 18-month-old Lucas.
“Lucas’s winning smile and joyful...
Mar 09 2018
Team Canada is sending 55 athletes to the Paralympics. It’s our biggest team ever. Between March 9 and 18, they’ll compete in PyeongChang, South Korea together with over 500 other athletes from 48 nations.
There are six Paralympic sports. Hockey and curling. Snowboard...
Mar 02 2018
Black Panther is setting box office records. The new superhero on the Marvel block may be the coolest yet.
Avengers fans first met Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s the star of his own movie.
A black superhero in a starring role? That’s a first.
Feb 23 2018
Katimavik is back! Hurray!
Katimavik is an Inuktitut word. It means “meeting place.” It’s also a Canadian service program. The program is aimed at people 18 to 25. Over the past 40 years, 35,000 youth have participated. They’ve helped 1000 communities.
The program has...
Feb 16 2018
On February 6, Cape Canaveral in Florida held a very special event. SpaceX was test launching the world’s biggest, most powerful rocket. Over 100,000 people came to watch.
For eight years, SpaceX has used the Falcon 9 rocket to send up satellites and take cargo to the...