January 2020

Environment

Jan 31 2020

A Storm to Remember

On January 17, a giant snowstorm hit the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was the blizzard of the century. People were warned it was coming. Stock up on essentials, they were told. Don’t go to school. Don’t go to work. And for heaven’s sake, stay off the...

Environment

Jan 24 2020

Earth’s Best Shot

Calling all thinkers, leaders, and scientists. Calling all innovators and inventors. Prince William is looking for you. The Duke of Cambridge is launching a bold new plan to fight climate change. It’s called the Earthshot Prize. This multimillion-dollar award will...

Culture

Jan 17 2020

The Paper Bag Princess Turns 40

Hands up if you’ve read The Paper Bag Princess. This timeless tale by Robert Munsch hit the shelves 40 years ago. It never grows old. It has the all ingredients of a typical fairy tale. A prince and a princess. A daring rescue. A fire-breathing dragon. But there’s a...

Environment

A firefighter manages a controlled burn near Tomerong, Australia, on January 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Jan 10 2020

Fire Fight

Australia didn’t have a very Merry Christmas. The New Year isn’t looking very happy either. Why? Hundreds of wildfires are blazing, all across the continent. Many are burning out of control. It’s the worst fire season in Australia’s history. And it’s just getting...