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 crater. Kilauea is exciting but...

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...

Animals

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...

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...