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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...

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Oct 26 2018

Super-Size Me!

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Small ones make good pies. Big ones make great jack-o’-lanterns. But what about super-gigantic ones? They’re the perfect size for giant pumpkin contests. These contests are held at fall fairs across Canada and around the world....

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May 11 2018

Hands Up!

The Girl Scouts have a new badge. It’s called the Raise Your Hand patch. It’s easy to earn. You don’t even have to be a Girl Scout. Just promise to raise your hand in class and get three friends to do the same. Raise your hand in class? Don’t students already do that?...

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Feb 23 2018

The Adventure of a Lifetime

Katimavik is back! Hurray! Katimavik is an Inuktitut word. It means “meeting place.” It’s also a Canadian service program. The program is aimed at people 18 to 25. Over the past 40 years, 35,000 youth have participated. They’ve helped 1000 communities. The program has...

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Dec 01 2017

Levi’s Levidromes

Have you ever heard of a “levidrome”? A boy from Victoria, B.C. invented the word. It’s so new, you won’t find it in the dictionary. Not yet, at least. Levi Budd is six. He loves to play with words. When he was four, he noticed something cool about Snakey Bob, his...

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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...

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Jan 13 2017

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Canada’s having a birthday party. Everyone’s invited. Get ready for a year of celebrations across the country. After all, how often does a country turn 150? Canada wasn’t very big back in 1867. It consisted of just four provinces and three million people. But then...

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Marley Dias. (Photo via Fox News.)
Feb 26 2016

Hungry for Diversity

Marley Dias loves to read. But the eleven-year-old New Jersey girl was frustrated. The only books her teacher assigned were about “white boys and their dogs.” Shiloh. Where the Red Fern Grows. Where were the stories that starred strong black girls like her…

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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…