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?
May 01 2020
Markoosie Patsauq, author of the first published Inuit novel, passed away in March. Harpoon of the Hunter is an exciting story about hunting and survival. It takes place in a traditional Inuit community before the arrival of European whalers and trappers.
The hero of...
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...
Apr 10 2020
It’s hard work leading a country during a global pandemic. Imagine what it’s like to care for three kids under 12 at the same time.
That’s the challenge Prime Minister Trudeau faced last month when his wife came down with COVID-19.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau picked up the...
Apr 02 2020
The new coronavirus is giving most Canadian kids the longest spring break ever. Sounds awesome, right?
Not when it means there’s nowhere to go and no one to hang out with. No sports, theatres, shopping malls, or events. Even many parks and playgrounds are closed. What...
Mar 27 2020
Everywhere you go lately, someone reminds you to wash your hands. What difference does it make? Soap and water can’t fight a global pandemic.
It can, actually. In fact, handwashing stops COVID-19 in its tracks.
The coronavirus can only make you sick if it finds a way...
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.
The Mars Insight Lander arrived on the Red Planet 16 months ago. The lander is...
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...