May 21 2020

Back in the Swim

Goody the sea turtle can swim again!

Years ago, Goody got tangled in a fishing net and lost a front flipper. She couldn’t go back to the ocean. With just three flippers, she could hardly swim. She’d be an easy meal for predators.

So Goody had to live in captivity with other injured sea turtles. This...

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News

May 15 2020

Cooking for a Crowd

When COVID-19 benched pro sports in Toronto, a new team moved in. On April 24, it took over Scotiabank Arena. That’s the home of the Raptors and the Maple Leafs. Two weeks later, it took over BMO Field. That’s where the Argos and Toronto FC get their kicks. This new...

Sports

May 08 2020

Homegrown Soccer Superstar

A Canadian teen is taking the soccer world by storm. He made his MLS debut when he was just 15. In 2017, he became the youngest player to score for the men’s national team. At 19, he’s a rising star at one of the world’s top soccer clubs. Do you know who he is? That’s...

Indigenous

May 01 2020

The First Inuit Novel

Markoosie Patsauq, author of the first published Inuit novel, passed away in March. Harpoon of the Hunter is an exciting story about hunting and survival. It takes place in a traditional Inuit community before the arrival of European whalers and trappers. The hero of...

Science

Apr 24 2020

Hubble Telescope: Window into a Hidden...

Look up, way up. On a clear night, the stars are spectacular. But with only your eyes, it’s hard to get a clear picture of the universe. That’s why, in 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo constructed a telescope. Suddenly sky-gazers could see much more. The planet Saturn...

Animals

Apr 17 2020

A Fine Kettle of Fish

When a landslide blocked B.C.’s Fraser River, it was a disaster for spawning salmon. Biologists were worried. If adult salmon couldn’t get past the slide, they would die without spawning. Biologists found an unusual solution. They used a stash of 20-year-old sperm to...

Health

Apr 10 2020

Leading By Example

It’s hard work leading a country during a global pandemic. Imagine what it’s like to care for three kids under 12 at the same time. That’s the challenge Prime Minister Trudeau faced last month when his wife came down with COVID-19. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau picked up the...

Health

Apr 02 2020

Keep Your Distance

The new coronavirus is giving most Canadian kids the longest spring break ever. Sounds awesome, right?  Not when it means there’s nowhere to go and no one to hang out with. No sports, theatres, shopping malls, or events. Even many parks and playgrounds are closed. What...

Health

Mar 27 2020

Suds Up!

Everywhere you go lately, someone reminds you to wash your hands. What difference does it make? Soap and water can’t fight a global pandemic. It can, actually. In fact, handwashing stops COVID-19 in its tracks. The coronavirus can only make you sick if it finds a way...

Health

Mar 20 2020

How to Squash a Pandemic

Actor Tom Hanks has it. A few professional basketball and soccer players caught it. So did Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of our prime minister. It’s COVID-19. Three months ago, no one had ever heard of this new coronavirus. Now it’s a global pandemic. The virus...

Science

In this artist's concept of NASA's InSight lander on Mars, layers of the planet's subsurface can be seen below and dust devils can be seen in the background.
Mar 13 2020

Mars Spills Its Secrets

Scientists have questions about Mars. How did the planet develop? What’s it like on the inside? Does it quake? How’s the weather? NASA’s latest Mars mission is looking for the answers. The Mars Insight Lander arrived on the Red Planet 16 months ago. The lander is...

Sports

Mar 06 2020

Chance of a Lifetime

A practice goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs made his NHL debut February 22. But he didn’t suit up for the Leafs. He helped the Carolina Hurricanes beat them! NHL teams bring two goalies to a game. The backup is dressed and ready to play if the starter leaves the game...

Environment

In this photo taken on January 16, 2020, two Samburu men who work for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts are surrounded by a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya.
Feb 28 2020

Swarmed by Locusts

East Africa has a big locust problem. These hungry grasshoppers travel in giant swarms. They’re invading country after country. They eat everything in their path. It’s the worst year for locusts in decades. If they can’t be stopped, crops will be wiped out. Livestock...