Nov 09 2018

A “Grand-New” Idea

Ivy Manouchehri and Kristal Daniels performing for residents at Oakcrossing Retirement Home in London, Ontario. (Photo by Abby Plener via cbc.ca)

Cara Duncan, 23, is a student at McMaster University. Last year, she found a housemate using Symbiosis. It’s a housing program the university was piloting. The program asked her questions about her habits and personality. Then, she met her match – Lesly Adamson.

Cara and Lesly got along great. So great that...

Entertainment

Nov 02 2018

Bye-bye, Big Bird

Caroll Spinney can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. He’s been a regular on the show since the day it aired. Technically, he’s been two regulars. You see, Mr. Spinney is the puppeteer that brought both Big Bird and Oscar to life. After almost 50 years, Mr. Spinney...

Culture

Oct 26 2018

Super-Size Me!

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Small ones make good pies. Big ones make great jack-o’-lanterns. But what about super-gigantic ones? They’re the perfect size for giant pumpkin contests. These contests are held at fall fairs across Canada and around the world....

History

Oct 19 2018

The Sword Maiden of Sweden

Have you ever hunted for treasure at the beach, looking for stones to skip or pretty shells? Last summer, eight-year-old Saga Vanacek found more than she expected. She discovered a 1500-year-old sword. Saga was wading in Lake Vidöstern, Sweden. The water was only knee-...

Animals

Oct 12 2018

Bat Rescue

Scientists in Nova Scotia are on an undercover mission. They’re staking out a secret spot. Who are they spying on? Bats. But not just any bats. This colony of flying mammals has survived white nose syndrome (WNS). WNS is like the zombie apocalypse. It has killed seven...

Indigenous

Oct 05 2018

Building Lookout Hill

Carcross/Tagish First Nation got its first skatepark in September. This tiny Yukon community sits between Whitehorse and the B.C. border. With a population of 300, Carcross isn’t very big. But it brought big plans to life. There weren’t enough activities to keep kids...

Environment

The Polo Farms neighborhood in South Carolina is largely underwater on September 24, 2018, due to Hurricane Florence. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Sep 28 2018

Super Storms

September was a bad month for bad storms. First, Hurricane Florence whomped the U.S. East Coast. This slow-moving giant caused terrible floods. It dumped at least 30 trillion litres of water on the region. Florence killed more than 30 people in three states. A few days...

Environment

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...

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...