Sep 21 2018

Food of the Future

A new food is creeping into our diet. Can you guess what it is?

It’s good for you and easy on the Earth. You can bake it into protein bars and whirl it into smoothies. Top a pizza or make a burger. Fry it up or cover it in chocolate.

Here’s a hint. The idea might “bug” you.

Indigenous

Sep 14 2018

Wear Orange on Orange Shirt Day

How did you feel on the first day of school this year? Were you happy? Nervous? Excited? Phyllis Webstad remembers her first day of school like it was yesterday. The year was 1973. She was six, living at Dog Lake Reserve in B.C. She was so excited to start school. To...

Sports

Sep 07 2018

An Unbeatable Talent

The Vancouver Whitecaps will lose a top player at the end of the season. Alphonso Davies is just 17, but he’s been playing pro soccer since he was 15. Why is he leaving? He’s been signed by one of the world’s best clubs. Bayern Munich snapped up the speedy midfielder...

Environment

Aug 31 2018

B.C. Ablaze

British Columbia is feeling the heat this summer. Almost 600 wildfires are burning across the province. More than 50 are fires of note—fires that threaten homes and property. With a month to go, it’s already the worst fire season in the history of the province. Last...

Health

A variety of processed foods that can contain trans fat.
Aug 24 2018

TRANS-forming Canada’s diet

Something’s changing about the food we eat. As of September 15, it won’t contain artificial trans fat. What’s trans fat? It’s a man-made, artery-clogging recipe for a shorter life. Food contains different kinds of fat. Some fats are good for us. They raise the amount...

Sports

Jun 08 2018

World Cup 2018

Soccer fans unite! The Men’s FIFA World Cup is about to start. Are you ready for the Beautiful Game? The World Cup brings together 32 top national men’s teams for a month-long tournament. It’s one of the biggest sporting events in the world. More than three billion...

Entertainment

Jun 01 2018

Homegrown Popstar

Move over, Justin Bieber. Make room for Johnny Orlando. This Toronto teen is just 15. But he’s already a pop sensation. He has fans around the world and across the Internet. Johnny made his first YouTube video six years ago. It was a cover of “Mistletoe” by Justin...

History

May 25 2018

Planting Memories

Oak trees will be planted at 24 Ottawa high schools this spring. They’re not just any trees. They’re a living piece of Canadian history. These are Vimy Oaks. Vimy Ridge is a long, low hill in France. It was once covered with trees. Then came the First World War. This...

Environment

May 18 2018

Slow-Motion Disaster

Hawaii’s youngest volcano is having a meltdown. Kilauea (pronounced Kill-oh-way-a) is the most active volcano in the world. It has been erupting continuously since 1983. Scientists come to study the busy volcano. Tourists flock to see the lava lake bubbling in its main...

Culture

May 11 2018

Hands Up!

The Girl Scouts have a new badge. It’s called the Raise Your Hand patch. It’s easy to earn. You don’t even have to be a Girl Scout. Just promise to raise your hand in class and get three friends to do the same. Raise your hand in class? Don’t students already do that?...

Health

May 04 2018

Better to Give Than Receive

Beatrice Janyk is 95 years old. Most people call her Granny Bea. But Canadian Blood Services calls her a hero. The B.C. senior has been saving lives for 70 years. She is Canada’s oldest blood donor. Granny Bea pops into her local blood donor clinic every few months....

Health

Apr 27 2018

Drugs Versus Bugs

Bacteria are all around us. In the earth. In the water. Even in our bodies. Most of these one-celled organisms are harmless. Some even help us, like the ones that live in our gut. But certain bacteria make us sick. When our body can’t fight off a bacterial infection,...

Animals

Apr 20 2018

The Need for Milkweed

Do you know where monarch butterflies spend the winter? They don’t curl up in a den like bears. They don’t turn white like snowshoe hares. Monarchs fly south. As fall sets in, monarchs from across North America head for their winter colonies. The colonies are in Mexico...