Feb 19 2021
Sofia Rathjen loves to read. But the Alberta Grade 8 student noticed something missing from the books at her school library. Not many characters look like her.
Sofia is part European, part Latina, and part Afro-Colombian. She’s read lots of books about people of colour...
Feb 12 2021
It’s been an unusual year for the Toronto Raptors. Thanks to the pandemic, the NBA season started two months late. It’s ten games shorter than usual, too.
The Toronto franchise has had its highs and lows so far. The first blow was learning the team couldn’t play in...
Feb 05 2021
Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, erupted January 27. The blast could be heard 30 kilometres away.
For four hours, the volcano spat out red-hot rock and ash. A hot cloud of gas rushed down the slope, coating everything in grey ash. Lava spilled out of the...
Jan 29 2021
Canadians have spent a lot of time and money on video games during the pandemic. That’s not surprising. When businesses and schools shut down last March, many of us were left with extra free time.
We couldn’t play or watch sports. We couldn’t go to shows or concerts or...
Jan 22 2021
Four years ago, a Yukon gold miner made a cool discovery. It was the tiny perfect body of a wolf pup!
He found the pup frozen in the permafrost. He knew it must be really old. So he put it in a freezer and called Yukon Paleontology.
It’s the oldest, most complete wolf...
Jan 15 2021
December 18 was formal day at Bella Kulak’s school in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. The 10-year-old Cote First Nation girl decided to wear a traditional ribbon skirt.
Many Indigenous women and girls wear these colourful, handmade skirts. They are a symbol of their strength...
Jan 08 2021
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. The Order’s motto is “They desire a better country.” Canadians who make a difference are chosen to belong to it.
The Order of Canada was created in 1967. Since then, more than 7000 Canadians have been...
Dec 17 2020
Good news! The first doses of a coronavirus vaccine arrive in Canada this week.
“This will be the biggest immunization in the history of the country,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “We should be able to have a majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September.”
Dec 11 2020
About 290 million years ago, tetrapods scampered across Prince Edward Island. These early lizards left fossilized footprints in the red rock when it was just mud.
Were they dinosaurs? No. These animals lived 100 million years before dinosaur days, in the Permian Period...
Dec 04 2020
A young eco-activist was inducted into the Order of Nova Scotia this month. Stella Bowles is the youngest inductee to the Order ever.
How did a 16-year-old earn Nova Scotia’s highest honour? By convincing the local, provincial, and federal governments to clean up the...
Nov 27 2020
Have you ever wanted to draw comic books?
Kyle Charles has wanted to bring superheroes to life for as long as he can remember. The Cree artist has loved to draw since he was three.
Kyle grew up reading comics. Spiderman and the X-Men were some of his favourites....
Nov 20 2020
Canada is world-famous for our sugar maples. These beautiful trees give us maple syrup in spring. They paint the woods bright orange each fall. We have so many, we put the leaf on our flag.
But not all maples are Canadian. Norway maples are creeping into our forests,...