Apr 13 2018

Panda Time at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo just got a very special delivery. Cute and cuddly pandas!

The giant pandas are on a ten-year loan from China. Toronto had them for the first five years. Now it’s Calgary’s turn.

Why all the excitement?

You don’t see pandas in many zoos. The loans are expensive. China charges $1...

Indigenous

Apr 06 2018

Speaking for the Water

Autumn Peltier needs a stool to reach the microphone. She’s 13 – and barely a metre and a half tall. But when the petite Anishinaabe girl speaks, people listen. Autumn is a water keeper. She’s from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, in the heart of the...

Health

Mar 16 2018

A Winning Smile

Lucas Warren is the new “spokesbaby” for Gerber baby food. The company looks for a cute new face every year for its advertising and social media. This year’s contest received 140,000 entries. Judges picked 18-month-old Lucas. “Lucas’s winning smile and joyful...

Sports

Brian McKeever carries Canada's flag as he leads his teammates into the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, on March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Mar 09 2018

By Ice and By Snow

Team Canada is sending 55 athletes to the Paralympics. It’s our biggest team ever. Between March 9 and 18, they’ll compete in PyeongChang, South Korea together with over 500 other athletes from 48 nations. There are six Paralympic sports. Hockey and curling. Snowboard...

Entertainment

Mar 02 2018

"Have You Seen Black Panther Yet?...

Black Panther is setting box office records. The new superhero on the Marvel block may be the coolest yet. Avengers fans first met Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s the star of his own movie. A black superhero in a starring role? That’s a first. For...

News

Feb 23 2018

The Adventure of a Lifetime

Katimavik is back! Hurray! Katimavik is an Inuktitut word. It means “meeting place.” It’s also a Canadian service program. The program is aimed at people 18 to 25. Over the past 40 years, 35,000 youth have participated. They’ve helped 1000 communities. The program has...

Technology

Feb 16 2018

To Infinity… and Beyond!

On February 6, Cape Canaveral in Florida held a very special event. SpaceX was test launching the world’s biggest, most powerful rocket. Over 100,000 people came to watch. For eight years, SpaceX has used the Falcon 9 rocket to send up satellites and take cargo to the...

Indigenous

Feb 09 2018

Finding the Words

There are at least 60 Indigenous languages used across Canada. They belong to 12 major language families. Most are older than English and French. They all share one common factor. They are in danger of dying. One of those languages is Nak’azdli. Only a handful of...

Health

Feb 02 2018

New Vision

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a flying eye hospital? The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital looks like a plane. It flies like a plane. But inside is a fully-equipped hospital. The plane flies a team of eye specialists to developing countries. They help...

Sports

Jan 26 2018

It Takes Two

Excitement is building for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Before the first skate hits the ice, Team Canada will march into the opening ceremony behind the Maple Leaf. For the first time ever, not one – but two – Olympians will carry it. Their names? Tessa Virtue and Scott...

Sports

Jan 19 2018

Sporting a New Look

Do you know what a hijab is? It’s a headscarf, worn by some Muslim girls and women. A hijab covers the hair, neck, and chest. It’s often just a square of fabric, pinned in place. Hijabi athletes don’t remove their headscarf to play sports. So a Winnipeg high school has...

Animals

Jan 12 2018

To the Rescue!

It was the first day of 2018, bright and early. The temperature in Nova Scotia was a chilly -20° Celsius. A man walking his dog on Rainbow Haven Beach reported a pilot whale, washed up on the sand. It was still alive! The call came in to MARS, the Marine Animal...

Sports

Jan 05 2018

Shooting for the Podium

The 2018 Winter Games are on the way! The Winter Olympics and Paralympics are held every four years. This time, they’ll be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympics come first, from February 9 to 25. Almost 3000 athletes will bring the best of ice and snow sports...