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...
Oct 09 2020
People all look different. We come in all shapes and sizes. We have different genders and cultures. We come in different colours and races.
This diversity wasn’t always reflected in our books, movies, and ads. However, that’s finally starting to change.
Unless you have...
Oct 02 2020
Fall is here. The days are getting shorter and cooler. And everywhere you look, birds are on the move.
Long, honking vees of Canada Geese wing across the skies. Turkey vultures soar by the dozens. Flocks of songbirds gather in gardens and at feeders, then fly off.
Sep 25 2020
Wildfires are searing the west coast of the United States from Mexico to the Canadian border. Almost 27,000 square kilometres of California, Oregon, and Washington state have gone up in flames over the past month. That’s an area half as big as Nova Scotia.
Sep 17 2020
Look around your city or town. You’ll probably find some heritage plaques. On buildings and monuments. At parks and schools. They tell you about local history.
In July, five new signs popped up around Toronto. They looked like heritage plaques. But they weren’t.
Sep 11 2020
It’s playoff time in the NHL. Only four teams are left, duking it out in the conference finals. Each team wants to make it to the finals and take home the Stanley Cup.
The fans are cheering. The stands are full…
Or are they?
Aug 28 2020
Amanda Vincent has been protecting seahorses for her whole career. In May, her work was rewarded. The B.C. marine biologist won the $250,000 (US) Indianapolis Prize. She’s the first marine biologist to win this important conservation award.
“I’m absolutely thrilled....
Aug 19 2020
Keep your eyes open for a new special edition toonie. If you find one, you’ll be able to carry around a famous piece of art in your pocket.
This coin honours Bill Reid, a famous Haida artist from B.C. One of his best-known works appears on the coin. It’s called Xhuwaji...
Jun 19 2020
Łutsël K'é Dene First Nation just earned big award. It won the UN’s Equator Prize for helping to create Thaidene Nëné, Canada’s newest national park reserve. It’s the first time a Canadian group has won.
The $10,000 Equator Prize goes to Indigenous and local...
Jun 12 2020
Have you heard the news? J.K. Rowling has a brand-new story! It’s called The Ickabog.
Don’t go looking for Harry or Hogwarts or a glimmer of magic. The Ickabog isn’t set in the Harry Potter universe.
Don’t go looking for an actual book, either. Why? For now, this free...
Jun 05 2020
Two years ago, B.C. biologists were counting caribou in Wells Gray Provincial Park. As their helicopter flew over a remote part of the park, they spotted a giant cave.
They called geologist Catherine Hickson.
“My initial reaction was that this is a very important...
May 29 2020
Most people who want to visit Norway book a tour or a take a cruise. Not Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel. These young British architects were seeking adventure.
They wanted to visit the wild, remote parts of Norway. They wanted to explore its fjords and hike in its...