Mar 08 2019
Young athletes from across Canada headed to Red Deer, Alberta in February. Why? To compete in the Canada Winter Games. It’s Canada’s biggest multisport games.
Like the Olympics, the Canada Games is held every two years. It alternates between winter and summer sports.
Mar 01 2019
A new Heritage Minute came out February 20. These one-minute commercials capture important moments in Canadian history.
The new one tells the story of the Vancouver Asahi. You’ll find the Asahi in Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame. But most Canadians have never heard of...
Feb 22 2019
Canadians love Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim to Win contest. This annual tradition is as Canadian as the hockey player that gave Timmy’s its name. It’s also one of the most successful marketing campaigns in Canadian history.
People have been rolling up the rim since...
Feb 15 2019
Venezuela has a big problem. It has two presidents.
How did this happen?
Nicolas Maduro has been leading the South American country since 2013. He was re-elected last May.
But his opponents in the National Assembly say Mr. Maduro is a dictator. They claim he interfered...
Feb 08 2019
The key to reducing climate change is cleaner, greener energy. The key to unlocking that energy is a bigger, better battery.
There’s just one problem. We don’t have one.
Ordinary batteries can only hold a little energy – enough for phones and laptops and cars. We need...
Feb 01 2019
Health Canada served up a new Canada’s Food Guide in January. This updated guide for healthy eating was introduced January 22.
Canadians will notice a few changes. Like the 2007 version, the new Canada’s Food Guide tells us what to eat and what not to eat. But it also...
Jan 24 2019
A Montreal elementary school had a brush with danger on January 14. Des Découvreurs elementary school had a carbon monoxide leak.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas. It’s created when gasoline, oil, wood, and other fuels burn.
In the open air, CO is harmless. When...
Jan 18 2019
Students at Roland School in Manitoba have a fun new way to boost their fitness and “shake their sillies out.” They just follow the Sensory Path.
The Sensory Path was once an ordinary hall lined with lockers. Now it’s a 35-metre fitness trail.
Colourful stickers on...
Jan 11 2019
An anonymous petition wants to hand over part of Minnesota to Canada.
The Northwest Angle is technically part of the United States. But this tiny piece of land isn’t even connected to Minnesota. It’s wedged between Manitoba and Ontario. To drive there, you have to...
Dec 19 2018
Move over, Chris Hadfield. There’s a new Canuck on the International Space Station (ISS).
David Saint-Jacques is the ninth Canadian to go to space. He and two other astronauts blasted off from Kazakhstan on December 3. They are spending six months aboard the space...
Dec 14 2018
Canada’s Walk of Fame is twinkling a little brighter this year. On December 1, it added some bright new stars.
These Canadian VIPs come from many fields. From sports and the arts. From science and business. They’ve all done something to make Canada proud.
Dec 07 2018
November 26 was a big day for NASA. The InSight spacecraft, which left Earth in May, was ready to land on Mars. Mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was packed with people.
As InSight entered the atmosphere, everyone watched the monitors. Scientists were...