Jan 15 2021
December 18 was formal day at Bella Kulak’s school in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. The 10-year-old Cote First Nation girl decided to wear a traditional ribbon skirt.
Many Indigenous women and girls wear these colourful, handmade skirts. They are a symbol of their strength...
Jan 08 2021
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. The Order’s motto is “They desire a better country.” Canadians who make a difference are chosen to belong to it.
The Order of Canada was created in 1967. Since then, more than 7000 Canadians have been...
Dec 17 2020
Good news! The first doses of a coronavirus vaccine arrive in Canada this week.
“This will be the biggest immunization in the history of the country,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “We should be able to have a majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September.”
Dec 11 2020
About 290 million years ago, tetrapods scampered across Prince Edward Island. These early lizards left fossilized footprints in the red rock when it was just mud.
Were they dinosaurs? No. These animals lived 100 million years before dinosaur days, in the Permian Period...
Dec 04 2020
A young eco-activist was inducted into the Order of Nova Scotia this month. Stella Bowles is the youngest inductee to the Order ever.
How did a 16-year-old earn Nova Scotia’s highest honour? By convincing the local, provincial, and federal governments to clean up the...
Nov 27 2020
Have you ever wanted to draw comic books?
Kyle Charles has wanted to bring superheroes to life for as long as he can remember. The Cree artist has loved to draw since he was three.
Nov 20 2020
Canada is world-famous for our sugar maples. These beautiful trees give us maple syrup in spring. They paint the woods bright orange each fall. We have so many, we put the leaf on our flag.
But not all maples are Canadian. Norway maples are creeping into our forests,...
Nov 13 2020
The United States has elected a new president. Joe Biden will replace Donald Trump as the leader of the U.S. government. He takes office in January.
The president-elect has plenty of experience. Mr. Biden was Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years. Now he’ll be...
Nov 06 2020
Asbestos, Quebec is changing its name. Why? Because it’s named after a mineral that kills 100,000 people a year.
That’s not a great selling point for a town that’s trying to attract business.
Asbestos is a strong, fireproof mineral. It’s made up of long, silky fibres....
Oct 30 2020
OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft, left Earth four years ago to visit an asteroid called Bennu. Its mission? To scoop up some space dust and bring it back to Earth.
Asteroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun. Bennu is located between Earth and Mars. It’s just 332...
Oct 23 2020
Canadians use 15 billion plastic bags a year. We use almost 57 million straws a day. In 2016, 29,000 tonnes of plastic trash ended up littering Canada’s land, water, and air. That’s enough plastic to make 2.3 billion single-use water bottles.
The federal government has...
Oct 16 2020
Is it up to the government to protect Canada from climate change? Fifteen kids and teens say it is. They’re taking the government to court to prove it.
The young activists announced their lawsuit October 25, 2019. It was the morning of the Vancouver climate rally. Ten...