October 2014


Canada Post community mail boxes in Trenton, Ontario on October 14, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal)
Oct 31 2014

Canada Post Stamps Out Home Delivery

Does a letter carrier bring mail to your house? Yes? Not for much longer. Canada Post is delivering on a December 2013 promise. Over the next five years, five million addresses will say “Goodbye, home delivery” and “Hello, community mailbox.” A community…


Left to right: 2014 Google Science Fair winners Hayley, Mihir, Kenneth, Ciara, Sophie and Émer. (Photo courtesy of Google.)
Oct 24 2014

Ask Good Questions, Get Good Answers

What do you love? What are you good at? What problem do you want to solve? That was Google’s invitation to the fourth annual Google Science Fair. Students answered by the thousands. Projects poured in from 120 countries. In September, judges chose the winners…


Malala Yousafzai, right, and Kailash Satyarthi address the media on October 10, 2014 after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Bernat Armangue)
Oct 17 2014

The Fight for Rights

An education. Freedom. Equality. Safety. In some countries, many kids don’t have these basic human rights. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are fighting to change that. Malala is 17, a Muslim girl from Pakistan. Mr. Satyarthi, 60, is a Hindu from India…


Health workers wearing clothing and equipment to protect against Ebola sit at a desk at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone in August, 2014. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Oct 10 2014

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Last December, in a small village in Guinea, West Africa, a two-year-old boy died. He was Patient Zero—the first death in the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola. Half a world away, in a Winnipeg lab, scientists were finding ways to fight the deadly disease. New portable labs…


Tanya Tagaq. [Photo courtesy the singer’s website.]
Oct 02 2014

Something Old, Something New

When Tanya Tagaq experimented with Inuit throat singing, she found a unique musical voice. On September 22, her creativity paid off. Her album Animism earned the 2014 Polaris Prize. The $30,000 music award is given to the best Canadian album of the year…