Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters

On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced a terrible discovery. The remains of 215 children were found at a former Indian Residential School (IRS) in Kamloops, B.C.

“To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” said Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir.

Environment

No Mow May

Dandelions pop up everywhere in the spring. Bees, butterflies, and other bugs love these cheery yellow flowers. They’re one of the first foods of the season for pollinators. And the pollinator that we see on them most at this time of year is the honeybee.

To protect this pollinator food source, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) started a new campaign. It’s called No Mow May. The movement started in the U.K. Now it’s spread to Canada. Its goal is to change attitudes to lawncare.

Think before you pull

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Sports

Olympic Dreams

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the biggest sporting event in the world. More than 11,000 athletes from 200 countries compete.

Athletes train for years to get to the Games. They dream that one day, they will win a medal for their country. People will cheer. Their flag will rise and their national anthem will play.

Keeping the dream alive

In 2020, Tokyo was planning to host the Summer Games. Then, the pandemic hit. The Games were postponed to 2021.

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Animals

Cicada Invasion!

What’s red and black and seen all over? Millions and millions of cicadas. These big chunky insects are popping out of the ground across the eastern U.S. And they were all born exactly 17 years ago.

There are more than 3000 species of cicadas around the world. Most live for three to five years. But seven species in the eastern U.S. live for either 13 or 17 years. That’s longer than almost any other insect!

Class of 2004

This month, a giant brood of 17-year cicadas completes its life cycle. They were all born in 2004.

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