January 2015

Culture

Photo by Ned Wiggins / Rex Features.
Jan 30 2015

Cities Put Sledding on Ice

Tobogganing. It’s part of growing up in Canada. But some Canadian kids are missing out. Not because there’s no snow. Because their town has outlawed sledding. Some Canadian municipalities are posting “No Sledding” signs. Illegal sliders can face fines from $100 to…

News

The Target store parking lot in Lévis, Québec is half empty on January 20, 2015.
Jan 23 2015

Target Misses the Mark

In March 2013, Target set up shop in Canada. The popular U.S. chain invested $7 billion and opened stores across the country. Then it waited for customers to pour in. And waited. And waited. Target never hit the big red bullseye with Canadians. On January 15, CEO…

Animals

A young female snowy owl. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Andrew Kuhn)
Jan 16 2015

A Blizzard of Snowy Owls

It’s going to be another “snowy” winter in Eastern Canada. For the second year in a row, record numbers of snowy owls are migrating south. Is something big happening at Hogwarts? In Harry Potter, an unusual flurry of owls means…

Sports

Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Juniors Ice Hockey Championship in Toronto on January 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Jan 09 2015

World Junior Gold for Canada

It was the perfect end to a perfect tournament. On January 5, Canada played for gold in the World Juniors Ice Hockey Championship. The cream of Canadian hockey faced off against the Russians. Their goal? To prove to the world that hockey is Canada’s game. Canada and…