November 2018

Environment

Nov 30 2018

Oil Spill in the Atlantic

On November 16, an offshore oil platform dumped 250,000 litres of crude oil off the coast of Newfoundland. It’s the worst spill in the history of the province. The oil leaked from the SeaRose, an FPSO operated by Husky Energy. FPSOs are huge ships. They’re used as...

Animals

Nov 23 2018

Mountain Gorilla Population Climbs

Good news for the mountain gorilla! It recently moved from “critically endangered” to “endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. When so many species are going extinct, mountain gorillas are slowly bouncing back. In 1997, just 624 lived in the wild. By...

History

Nov 16 2018

The Beaucours Ramparts

In October, a Quebec City construction crew dug up something strange. They found an old piece of wood sticking out of the ground. What’s so strange about that? That old wood is part of a 20-metre wall.  And why is that so special? The wall is 325 years old! Quebec City...

Culture

Ivy Manouchehri and Kristal Daniels performing for residents at Oakcrossing Retirement Home in London, Ontario. (Photo by Abby Plener via cbc.ca)
Nov 09 2018

A “Grand-New” Idea

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...

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...