November 2016


Nov 25 2016

Invasion of the Beavers

The beaver is Canada’s national animal. It’s cute. Distinctive. Hardworking. We’ve put it on our nickel and our first postage stamp. It has even inspired a tasty fried pastry called the beavertail.   Argentina and Chile don’t share our love for this bucktoothed rodent...


Nov 18 2016

America's New President

On November 8, the United States elected a new president. Most people thought the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, would win. Instead, voters picked Donald Trump, a real estate developer and reality TV host. He’s the first U.S. president without any government or military...


Dr. Fred Roots, age 93, during a break in a board meeting of Students on Ice. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Nov 12 2016

Polar Roots

Canada lost one of its greatest explorers and scientists last month. Dr. Fred Roots died at age 94.   Most of us have never heard of Dr. Roots. But we’ve all heard of his work. The B.C. geologist was one of the first scientists to confirm global warming…


Nov 04 2016

Lighten Your “Foodprint”

Can’t finish your hamburger? Think twice before you pitch it. About 870 million people would love to have that burger. One in ten people doesn’t get enough to eat, and one-third of the hungry are kids. That’s a lot of empty bellies. How on Earth will we fill them all?…