November 2013


Miles Scott, dressed as BatKid, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Nov 29 2013

The Wish That Grew

It’s every kid’s dream to become their favourite superhero. Most have to settle for dressing up on Hallowe’en. Not Miles Scott. The five-year-old California boy played BatKid on November 15. And the city of San Francisco played along. Miles is a real-life action hero....


Typhoon survivors watch as a Philippine Air Force helicopter unloads sacks of relief supplies at Tanauan township, Leyte province in central Philippines Friday Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Nov 22 2013

Killer Typhoon Flattens the Philippines

The morning of November 8, a super-typhoon struck the Philippines. The island nation watched it approach. But it couldn’t escape. Typhoon Haiyan was over 600 kilometres wide. Typhoons are violent whirling storms. Like hurricanes and cyclones…


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Nov 14 2013

Calgary School Bans Honour Roll

What makes students work hard in school? St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School is betting it’s not good grades. The Calgary school put an end to its honour roll this year. Students with top marks won’t get an awards ceremony anymore. Not even a…


Legally blind nine-year-old Emma-Rose Gibson poses for a photo in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Emma-Rose Gibson can see clearly no more than three centimetres in front of her, but a new device is allowing the nine-year-old girl to watch TV. [Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Lou]
Nov 07 2013

Ottawa Girl Gets Cyber-Sight

Can you put a price tag on your eyesight? Emma-Rose Gibson can. The nine-year-old Ottawa girl is legally blind. She was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Her world gets blurry three centimetres from her nose. But a $10,000 pair of glasses has…