Sep 17 2020

Pop-up History Lessons

Look around your city or town. You’ll probably find some heritage plaques. On buildings and monuments. At parks and schools. They tell you about local history.

In July, five new signs popped up around Toronto. They looked like heritage plaques. But they weren’t.

These temporary signs revealed an...

Sports

Sep 11 2020

Hockey Bubbles Up for the Cup

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?

Animals

Aug 28 2020

Saving Seahorses

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....

Indigenous

Bill Reid toonie. (Royal Canadian Mint.)
Aug 19 2020

A Painting in Your Pocket

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...

Indigenous

Jun 19 2020

Land of the Ancestors

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...

Culture

Jun 12 2020

Read All About It!

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...

Environment

The entrance to the massive cave in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park. Two members of the Canadian team that conducted a preliminary exploration of the site are circled in red to give an idea of the size of the entrance of the cave, which measures 100 metres long by 60 metres wide. (Photo: Catherine Hickson)
Jun 05 2020

The Biggest Cave in Canada

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...

News

May 29 2020

Voyage of the Stødig

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...

Animals

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...

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...

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...