September 2015


An Atlantic Puffin being released in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. (Photo courtesy of the Puffin Patrol Facebook page.)
Sep 25 2015

The Puffin Patrol

Every August, in Witless Bay, Newfoundland, people go hunting. They prowl around at night with nets and flashlights. They’re not planning to kill any animals. They’re rescuing baby puffins. The Puffin Patrol scoops up all the young pufflings they can find. And in the...


Syrian refugees sleep as they wait at the bus station in Istanbul, Turkey on September 15 en route to Germany.
Sep 18 2015

How Can I Help?

CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA! BOAT TIPS—200 REFUGEES DIE. UNITED NATIONS BEGS FOR HELP. Syria has been making headlines since civil war broke out in 2011. Fighting in the country has made life very difficult for many Syrians. Over the past four years…


A wildfire burns along the mountainside in Oliver, B.C., in August 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Sep 11 2015

Smoky With a Chance of Ember Showers

Climate change isn’t coming. It’s here. Canada is already feeling the effects. Just ask people in British Columbia. They’ve had the hottest, driest summer on record. Ponds and creeks have dried up. Water levels are dangerously low. There’s been very little rain…


A New Brunswick farmer created this massive corn maze. It celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. (Photo courtesy of the Hunter family farm website.)
Sep 04 2015

We’re Still Running, After 35 Years

Chip Hunter likes to create corn mazes on his New Brunswick farm. He’s been doing it for 17 years. This year he spent over a year planning his maze. It’s a huge tribute to Terry Fox. Terry was the 22-year-old from B.C. who tried to run across Canada 35 years ago…