January 2014


Hayley Wickenheiser, centre, a member of Canada's women's hockey team and flag-bearer for Team Canada in the 2014 Winter Games opening ceremonies, is surrounded by fans during a send-off party in Banff, Alberta on January 11, 2014 for Canadian athletes heading to Sochi. (Source: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Jan 30 2014

Welcome to Sochi 2014

From February 7 to 23, 2,500 athletes from 88 countries will gather in Sochi, Russia. They’ll be there to take part in the XXII Winter Olympics. The Olympic Games were started about 3,500 years ago in Greece. Then, in 394 A.D., the Roman emperor abolished them. Over…


The three grades in the Order of Canada (Companion, Officer and Member) on display at the Citadelle of Quebec.
Jan 23 2014

To Make the World a Better Place

On December 30, the Governor General named 90 Canadians to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is our country’s highest civilian honour. It recognizes a lifetime of service. The honour often goes to the famous…


A Lotto-Quebec sign for a Lotto-Max draw in Montreal, Quebec. (The Canadian Press Images/Lee Brown)
Jan 17 2014

Giving It All Away

What would you do if you won $40 million? Would you jump up and down? Would you tell everyone you know? Would you go on a spending spree or tour the world? Tom Crist did none of that. When the Calgary man won the Lotto Max jackpot last May, he kept it a secret for...


A Toronto Hydro worker uses a chainsaw to clear branches from around power lines  on December 23, 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Jan 10 2014

How the Ice Stole Christmas

A million Canadians got an ice storm for Christmas this year. It took away things we all take for granted. Light. Heat. Electricity. A warm meal. The storm hit Ontario hardest, leaving 600,000 households out in the cold. It then knocked out power to 317,000 homes in...


Program for Nelson Mandela’s Commemorative Memorial Service in New York, U.S.A., December 11, 2013. Photo by MediaPunch/REX.
Jan 05 2014

Nelson Mandela, the Last Liberator

Nelson Mandela died on December 5. His memorial service was held in a 70,000-seat soccer stadium. World leaders came to honour him—100 princes and presidents and prime ministers. So did the people of South Africa. What could one man have…