Mar 20 2020
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.
Three months ago, no one had ever heard of this new coronavirus. Now it’s a global pandemic.
Mar 13 2020
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.
Mar 06 2020
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...
Feb 28 2020
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...
Feb 21 2020
Fred Arsenault turns 100 next month. The Toronto veteran loves getting mail. So his son Ron planned a special birthday surprise.
“He said he’d love to get some birthday cards,” says Ron. “So I thought, well, let’s get him some birthday cards.”
He took a picture of his...
Feb 14 2020
On February 19, people across the country will read books by Canadian authors. Why? It’s I Read Canadian Day.
This brand-new day reminds us that Canadians write great books for young people.
Canadian children’s books win tons of awards, all around the world. But over...
Feb 07 2020
A nasty new coronavirus hit China in December. The outbreak started in the city of Wuhan.
Coronaviruses are upper respiratory diseases. Some, like the common cold and flu, aren’t very serious. The symptoms are often mild. They usually go away quickly.
The new virus...
Jan 31 2020
On January 17, a giant snowstorm hit the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was the blizzard of the century.
People were warned it was coming. Stock up on essentials, they were told. Don’t go to school. Don’t go to work. And for heaven’s sake, stay off the...
Jan 24 2020
Calling all thinkers, leaders, and scientists. Calling all innovators and inventors. Prince William is looking for you.
The Duke of Cambridge is launching a bold new plan to fight climate change. It’s called the Earthshot Prize. This multimillion-dollar award will...
Jan 17 2020
Hands up if you’ve read The Paper Bag Princess. This timeless tale by Robert Munsch hit the shelves 40 years ago. It never grows old.
It has the all ingredients of a typical fairy tale. A prince and a princess. A daring rescue. A fire-breathing dragon. But there’s a...
Jan 10 2020
Australia didn’t have a very Merry Christmas. The New Year isn’t looking very happy either. Why?
Hundreds of wildfires are blazing, all across the continent. Many are burning out of control. It’s the worst fire season in Australia’s history. And it’s just getting...
Dec 17 2019
Everywhere you go, people say hello.
“Welcome, my friend.”
“Peace be unto you.”
“Here you are.”
“Have you eaten?”
The words are different. But they all mean “hello.”