Sep 11 2020
It’s playoff time in the NHL. Only four teams are left, duking it out in the conference finals. Each team wants to make it to the finals and take home the Stanley Cup.
The fans are cheering. The stands are full…
Or are they?
Aug 28 2020
Amanda Vincent has been protecting seahorses for her whole career. In May, her work was rewarded. The B.C. marine biologist won the $250,000 (US) Indianapolis Prize. She’s the first marine biologist to win this important conservation award.
“I’m absolutely thrilled....
Aug 19 2020
Keep your eyes open for a new special edition toonie. If you find one, you’ll be able to carry around a famous piece of art in your pocket.
This coin honours Bill Reid, a famous Haida artist from B.C. One of his best-known works appears on the coin. It’s called Xhuwaji...
Jun 19 2020
Łutsël K'é Dene First Nation just earned big award. It won the UN’s Equator Prize for helping to create Thaidene Nëné, Canada’s newest national park reserve. It’s the first time a Canadian group has won.
The $10,000 Equator Prize goes to Indigenous and local...
Jun 12 2020
Have you heard the news? J.K. Rowling has a brand-new story! It’s called The Ickabog.
Don’t go looking for Harry or Hogwarts or a glimmer of magic. The Ickabog isn’t set in the Harry Potter universe.
Don’t go looking for an actual book, either. Why? For now, this free...
Jun 05 2020
Two years ago, B.C. biologists were counting caribou in Wells Gray Provincial Park. As their helicopter flew over a remote part of the park, they spotted a giant cave.
They called geologist Catherine Hickson.
“My initial reaction was that this is a very important...
May 29 2020
Most people who want to visit Norway book a tour or a take a cruise. Not Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel. These young British architects were seeking adventure.
They wanted to visit the wild, remote parts of Norway. They wanted to explore its fjords and hike in its...
May 21 2020
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...
May 15 2020
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.
May 08 2020
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?
Apr 24 2020
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...
Apr 17 2020
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...