Apr 18 2019

The Cat Came Back

Most endangered species fight a losing battle with extinction. Many big cats, like the leopard and cheetah, may disappear within 10 years.

Not the Siberian tiger. It’s fighting back.

Tigers are the world’s largest cats. The Siberian (or Amur) tiger is the biggest subspecies. It can weigh up to 300...


Apr 12 2019

Pretty Marvelous

Have you seen Captain Marvel yet? The new superhero movie is already breaking box-office records. In just one month, it earned more than $1 billion. It’s the seventh Marvel movie to make the billion-dollar club. The blockbuster was released on International Women’s Day...


Apr 05 2019

The Voice of Change

Have you ever worried about climate change? If so, you’re not the only one. Greta Thunberg didn’t just worry. The Swedish teen took action. Last fall, Greta started skipping school Fridays to protest on the steps of Sweden’s parliament building. She wanted her...


Mar 15 2019

Take Your Best Shot

Vaccines are one of the biggest public health advances of the 20th century. You may think of them as a shot in the arm. But when they were first developed, many parents around the world saw them as a lifesaver. They spelled an end to quarantine signs. To the fear that...


Mar 08 2019

Competing in ‘Canada’s Olympics’

Young athletes from across Canada headed to Red Deer, Alberta in February. Why? To compete in the Canada Winter Games. It’s Canada’s biggest multisport games. Like the Olympics, the Canada Games is held every two years. It alternates between winter and summer sports. “...


Mar 01 2019

Heroes and History

A new Heritage Minute came out February 20. These one-minute commercials capture important moments in Canadian history. The new one tells the story of the Vancouver Asahi. You’ll find the Asahi in Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame. But most Canadians have never heard of...


Feb 22 2019

Don’t Roll Up the Rim

Canadians love Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim to Win contest. This annual tradition is as Canadian as the hockey player that gave Timmy’s its name. It’s also one of the most successful marketing campaigns in Canadian history. People have been rolling up the rim since...


Juan Guaido speaks at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 8, 2019. (EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ)
Feb 15 2019

A Tale of Two Presidents

Venezuela has a big problem. It has two presidents. How did this happen? Nicolas Maduro has been leading the South American country since 2013. He was re-elected last May. But his opponents in the National Assembly say Mr. Maduro is a dictator. They claim he interfered...


Feb 08 2019

Charged Up for Tomorrow

The key to reducing climate change is cleaner, greener energy. The key to unlocking that energy is a bigger, better battery. There’s just one problem. We don’t have one. Ordinary batteries can only hold a little energy – enough for phones and laptops and cars. We need...


Feb 01 2019

Food for Thought

Health Canada served up a new Canada’s Food Guide in January. This updated guide for healthy eating was introduced January 22. Canadians will notice a few changes. Like the 2007 version, the new Canada’s Food Guide tells us what to eat and what not to eat. But it also...


Jan 24 2019


A Montreal elementary school had a brush with danger on January 14. Des Découvreurs elementary school had a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas. It’s created when gasoline, oil, wood, and other fuels burn. In the open air, CO is harmless. When...


Jan 18 2019

Move It!

Students at Roland School in Manitoba have a fun new way to boost their fitness and “shake their sillies out.” They just follow the Sensory Path.  The Sensory Path was once an ordinary hall lined with lockers. Now it’s a 35-metre fitness trail.  Colourful stickers on...


Jan 11 2019

Cutting the Angle

An anonymous petition wants to hand over part of Minnesota to Canada. The Northwest Angle is technically part of the United States. But this tiny piece of land isn’t even connected to Minnesota. It’s wedged between Manitoba and Ontario. To drive there, you have to...