September 2017

Culture

Sep 29 2017

“Becca Told Me To”

If you knew cancer would cut your life short, how would you like to be remembered? That’s the question 18-year-old Becca Schofield faced last year. Just before Christmas, doctors told the New Brunswick teen that her brain cancer was back. It was incurable. She had...

Indigenous

Sep 22 2017

A Whale of a Tale

Talk about beginner’s luck! Last month, an Inuk teen harpooned a bowhead whale on her very first hunt. Adult bowheads grow to 18 metres. They weigh up to 100 tonnes. That’s twice as long as a school bus and seven times as heavy! Aboriginal people living in Canada’s Far...

Technology

Sep 15 2017

Two Hundred Years on Two Wheels

The bicycle turns 200 this year. Karl Drais, a German inventor, came up with the two-wheeler to solve a transportation problem. Before bikes were invented, there were no cars or trucks. For most folks, the only way to travel and carry goods was on foot. Some people...

Environment

Horses are rescued from dangerous floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey on August 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Sep 08 2017

Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston

A powerful hurricane struck southeast Texas in late August. By the time it blew itself out, Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $180 billion of damage and killed at least 60 people. People knew Harvey was coming. Meteorologists tracked the tropical storm. It sucked up...

Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as former astronaut and Governor General designate, Julie Payette, talks to reporters in Ottawa on July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)
Sep 01 2017

Countdown to Our New Governor General

Canada gets a new governor general this fall. It’s a great honour to be the Queen’s representative. You meet with royalty and presidents. You sign laws and give out medals and awards. You swear in the prime minister and his cabinet, and open and close Parliament. You’...