Jun 11 2021

Every Child Matters

On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced a terrible discovery. The remains of 215 children were found at a former Indian Residential School (IRS) in Kamloops, B.C.

“To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” said Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir.

Environment

Jun 04 2021

No Mow May

Dandelions pop up everywhere in the spring. Bees, butterflies, and other bugs love these cheery yellow flowers. They’re one of the first foods of the season for pollinators. And the pollinator that we see on them most at this time of year is the honeybee.

Sports

May 28 2021

Olympic Dreams

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the biggest sporting event in the world. More than 11,000 athletes from 200 countries compete.

Animals

May 21 2021

Cicada Invasion!

What’s red and black and seen all over? Millions and millions of cicadas. These big chunky insects are popping out of the ground across the eastern U.S. And they were all born exactly 17 years ago.

Technology

May 14 2021

B.C. Teen Creates Birding Game

A young B.C. birder is sharing his hobby with kids and families. Virtually, of course. It’s an online birding game for kids and teens.

Environment

Mycelium leather. (Photo by Lindsey Filowitz, courtesy of MycoWorks)
May 07 2021

Miracle Material

Biotech companies have found an eco-friendly alternative to make leather. Mylo is sustainable. It’s biodegradable. It’s fast and easy to make. Where does this miracle material come from? The humble mushroom. It’s not made from the part that you eat. That’s the fruit of...

News

Apr 30 2021

Stand Up and Be Counted

More than 38 million people live in Canada. How does the government know how many people live here, where they live, and who needs help? How does it know what to build and where to build it?   It gets those answers from the census. A government agency called Statistics...

News

Apr 23 2021

“We’re Not the Virus”

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise in Canada. People of Chinese descent reported 1150 racist incidents between March 2020 and February 2021. The data was gathered by the Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC). Forty-four percent of the incidents happened in B.C. Forty...

News

Apr 16 2021

Prince Philip, Dead at 99

On April 9, Buckingham Palace posted sad news. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” Prince Philip and the Queen were married for 73 years. He met his...

History

A view of a chariot that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei/The Associated Press)
Apr 09 2021

Buried Treasure

In January, archaeologists discovered a Roman chariot near Naples, Italy. The large four-wheeled chariot was almost 2000 years old, but it was intact and beautifully decorated. How did it survive? Why is it in such perfect condition? It was found in Pompeii under...

Animals

Apr 01 2021

Sick of Eating Garbage

What wild animal looks like a dog, can live in the city, and yips at night? If you guessed a coyote, you’re right. You may never have seen an urban coyote. These shy members of the dog family usually avoid people. The prefer the wild side of the city – parks and wooded...

Technology

Mar 12 2021

When the Chips are Down

Hoping to get a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X? Good luck! The new gaming systems launched in November, but they’re not landing in many homes. They are in short supply around the world. Why are they so hard to get? There’s a global computer chip shortage. Computer...

Science

Mar 05 2021

Roving Around on Mars

“I’m safe on Mars” isn’t a tweet you see every day. The good news came from Perseverance, the new Mars rover. The Mars mission left Earth last July. Eight months and 472 million kilometres later, the spacecraft arrived at Mars. The landing was scheduled for February 18...