April 2014


The monarch butterfly. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Apr 25 2014

Bring Back the Butterflies!

Every fall, monarch butterflies gather at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario. People gather, too. They come for the annual monarch count. It’s a magical sight. Hundreds, thousands of monarchs arrive! So many that the trees turn orange. Butterflies roost in clumps…


Daniel Clarke Bouchard
Apr 18 2014

Piano Man

Daniel Clarke Bouchard is a typical 14-year-old. The Montreal teen plays hockey, takes piano lessons, goes to school. But how many 14-year-olds play Carnegie Hall in New York? How many appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show? He may be young, but Daniel already plays piano...


Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Apr 11 2014

Sour News About Sugar

Canadians eat a lot of sugar. On average, 26 teaspoons a day, or 40 kilograms a year. Scientists say it’s killing us. The World Health Organization (WHO) wants us to cut our daily sugar intake. We should change our diets so less than 10% of the calories…


From left, Quebec Solidaire leader Francoise David, ADQ leader Francois Legault, PQ leader Pauline Marois, and Liberal leader Philippe Couillard before the leaders' debate on March 20, 2014 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Apr 04 2014

Fighting for Votes

April 7 is election day in Quebec. Voters want to know where the politicians stand on important issues. Healthcare. Jobs. The economy. The environment. But party leaders aren’t saying much about how they’ll fix things. Instead, they are arguing about issues that divide...