April 2017


Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presents Malala Yousafzai with honorary Canadian citizenship during a ceremony in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)
Apr 28 2017

“We Are Proud to Call You Canadian”

Canada welcomed a new citizen April 12. This brave teen was born in Pakistan. She is the world’s youngest Nobel laureate.   Can you guess who it is? It’s Malala Yousafzai. Her citizenship is honorary, of course. She can’t vote or get a passport.   This honour is given...


Gary Robbins, with his wife Linda Barton-Robbins by his side, collapses after finishing the 2017 Barkley Marathons. (Michael Doyle/Canadian Running Magazine)
Apr 21 2017

A Race to the Finish

They call it the toughest race on Earth. It’s almost four times longer than a marathon. More challenging than the Ironman triathlon. It’s the Barkley Marathons.   The Barkley is a 160-kilometre cross-country race. But you aren’t racing against the other runners. You’re...


Hans Rosling
Apr 13 2017

The Man Who Made Data Dance

Back in 2005, Dr. Hans Rosling had great news to share. The world had changed. It was getting healthier. It was getting wealthier. And not just developed countries. The poorest countries, too! The Swedish professor had the statistics to prove it.  


Apr 07 2017

City Chickens

Where does your family get eggs? Do you buy them at the grocery store? Or do you reach under a warm, fluffy hen, feel around in the straw and pull them out one by one? You don’t have to live on a farm to get eggs right from the chicken. City families can keep hens, too...