October 2015


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Oct 30 2015

A Back-to-Basics Diet is Best

Want to eat healthy? Forget low-fat diets. Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation wants us to get back to basics. “If you eat a balanced diet, don’t fret about the fat,” says policy director Manuel Arango. “Cut the highly processed…


Canadian prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau greets people as he leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 20, 2015. EPA/Chris Roussakis
Oct 23 2015

A New Prime Minister for Canada

Canada has a brand-new prime minister. Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberals, campaigned on real change in the federal election. And real change is what the country got! Before election day, Stephen Harper…


Arthur McDonald, a professor at Queen's University, is shown at the university in Kingston, Ontario on October 6, 2015. Professor McDonald is a co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on tiny particles known as neutrinos. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand.)
Oct 16 2015

The Case of the Missing Neutrinos

Neutrinos are a mystery. You can’t see them. You can’t feel them. But trillions of these tiny subatomic particles zip through you every second. Scientists are still learning about neutrinos. On October 6, two physicists won a Nobel Prize for unlocking…


Members of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate after winning the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on September 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Toronto won 15-2 to clinch the American League East. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky.)
Oct 09 2015

Blue Jays Fever

Look out America. The Toronto Blue Jays are in the playoffs. Canada’s only Major League baseball team doesn’t intend to come home empty-handed. Our boys in blue have their eyes on a World Series win. If they succeed, it will be the team’s first in 22 years. The road to…


Pope Francis waves to the crowd from his Pope-Mobile while on his way to lead Mass at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, USA, on September 27, 2015. (Photo courtesy EPA/ANDREW BURTON / POOL.)
Oct 02 2015

Help the Poor and Heal the Earth

Pope Francis visited the United States for the first time in September. He came to spread an important message. “Hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth.” Pope Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Newly-elected popes take a new name that...