Oct 12 2018

Bat Rescue

Scientists in Nova Scotia are on an undercover mission. They’re staking out a secret spot. Who are they spying on?

Bats. But not just any bats. This colony of flying mammals has survived white nose syndrome (WNS).

WNS is like the zombie apocalypse. It has killed seven million bats since 2006.

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Indigenous

Oct 05 2018

Building Lookout Hill

Carcross/Tagish First Nation got its first skatepark in September. This tiny Yukon community sits between Whitehorse and the B.C. border. With a population of 300, Carcross isn’t very big. But it brought big plans to life. There weren’t enough activities to keep kids...

Environment

The Polo Farms neighborhood in South Carolina is largely underwater on September 24, 2018, due to Hurricane Florence. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Sep 28 2018

Super Storms

September was a bad month for bad storms. First, Hurricane Florence whomped the U.S. East Coast. This slow-moving giant caused terrible floods. It dumped at least 30 trillion litres of water on the region. Florence killed more than 30 people in three states. A few days...

Environment

Sep 21 2018

Food of the Future

A new food is creeping into our diet. Can you guess what it is? It’s good for you and easy on the Earth. You can bake it into protein bars and whirl it into smoothies. Top a pizza or make a burger. Fry it up or cover it in chocolate. Here’s a hint. The idea might “bug...

Indigenous

Sep 14 2018

Wear Orange on Orange Shirt Day

How did you feel on the first day of school this year? Were you happy? Nervous? Excited? Phyllis Webstad remembers her first day of school like it was yesterday. The year was 1973. She was six, living at Dog Lake Reserve in B.C. She was so excited to start school. To...

Sports

Sep 07 2018

An Unbeatable Talent

The Vancouver Whitecaps will lose a top player at the end of the season. Alphonso Davies is just 17, but he’s been playing pro soccer since he was 15. Why is he leaving? He’s been signed by one of the world’s best clubs. Bayern Munich snapped up the speedy midfielder...

Environment

Aug 31 2018

B.C. Ablaze

British Columbia is feeling the heat this summer. Almost 600 wildfires are burning across the province. More than 50 are fires of note—fires that threaten homes and property. With a month to go, it’s already the worst fire season in the history of the province. Last...

Health

A variety of processed foods that can contain trans fat.
Aug 24 2018

TRANS-forming Canada’s diet

Something’s changing about the food we eat. As of September 15, it won’t contain artificial trans fat. What’s trans fat? It’s a man-made, artery-clogging recipe for a shorter life. Food contains different kinds of fat. Some fats are good for us. They raise the amount...

Sports

Jun 08 2018

World Cup 2018

Soccer fans unite! The Men’s FIFA World Cup is about to start. Are you ready for the Beautiful Game? The World Cup brings together 32 top national men’s teams for a month-long tournament. It’s one of the biggest sporting events in the world. More than three billion...

Entertainment

Jun 01 2018

Homegrown Popstar

Move over, Justin Bieber. Make room for Johnny Orlando. This Toronto teen is just 15. But he’s already a pop sensation. He has fans around the world and across the Internet. Johnny made his first YouTube video six years ago. It was a cover of “Mistletoe” by Justin...

History

May 25 2018

Planting Memories

Oak trees will be planted at 24 Ottawa high schools this spring. They’re not just any trees. They’re a living piece of Canadian history. These are Vimy Oaks. Vimy Ridge is a long, low hill in France. It was once covered with trees. Then came the First World War. This...

Environment

May 18 2018

Slow-Motion Disaster

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...

Culture

May 11 2018

Hands Up!

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?...