Jan 22 2021

Ice Age Wolf Pup Found in Yukon

Photo credit: Government of Yukon

Four years ago, a Yukon gold miner made a cool discovery. It was the tiny perfect body of a wolf pup!

He found the pup frozen in the permafrost. He knew it must be really old. So he put it in a freezer and called Yukon Paleontology.

It’s the oldest, most complete wolf mummy that’s ever been found. The...

Indigenous

Jan 15 2021

Ribbon Skirt Awareness

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...

News

Jan 08 2021

They Desire a Better Country

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...

Health

Dec 17 2020

Taking a Shot at COVID-19

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.” Health...

History

Fossilized trackway in the P.E.I. National Park. (Photo credit: Patrick Brunet)
Dec 11 2020

Finding Fossil Footprints

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...

Environment

Dec 04 2020

Cleaning Up the LaHave

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...

Indigenous

Nov 27 2020

A Marvel-ous Opportunity

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.  

Environment

Nov 20 2020

Muscling in on Maples

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,...

Politics

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are joined by family members after Mr. Biden delivered his victory address in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020.
Nov 13 2020

A New President

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...

Health

Nov 06 2020

A Name Change for Asbestos

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....

Science

Oct 30 2020

Playing TAG with an Asteroid

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...

Environment

Oct 23 2020

Canada Bans Single-Use Plastics

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...

Environment

Photo credit: Robin Loznak.
Oct 16 2020

Taking Canada to Court

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...