Dec 02 2016

Top Price Paid for Mountaintop

Mountain Forms by Lawren Harris was sold at auction in Toronto on November 23. It was a big painting by a big Canadian artist. It sold for a very big price. The auction was over in just three minutes. The auctioneer looked around for any final bids. “Selling. Selling...


May 06 2016

The Play's the Thing

Knock knock. Who’s there? Shakespeare. Shakespeare who? For goodness’ sake. Surely you’ve heard of William Shakespeare. The famous British playwright and poet died 400 years ago. But people still read, perform and study his work today. So who is this great…


Author Farley Mowat in the room where he did most of his writing. It is on the second floor of a house that he owned near his main residence. Picture taken on October 31, 2002. (Photo by Tibor Kolley.)
May 15 2014

Farley Mowat Puts Down His Pen

On May 6, author Farley Mowat passed away. Canada lost a master storyteller that day. And Mother Nature lost a devoted friend. Farley Mowat devoted his life to writing about nature. He said it was “the only subject I really wanted to write…


Daniel Clarke Bouchard
Apr 18 2014

Piano Man

Daniel Clarke Bouchard is a typical 14-year-old. The Montreal teen plays hockey, takes piano lessons, goes to school. But how many 14-year-olds play Carnegie Hall in New York? How many appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show? He may be young, but Daniel already plays piano...


Cindy Tang, 17, winner of the Doodle 4 Google contest, poses with her work at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto on Tuesday February 25, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Hennessy)
Mar 07 2014

Dreaming Up a Doodle

Imagine you could invent anything. What would it be? That’s the question Google asked Canadian students in the first Doodle 4 Google contest last October. Students from kindergarten to grade 12 put on their thinking caps. Then they grabbed their art supplies and got...


Canadian author Alice Munro (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Oct 24 2013

Canada’s Storyteller Wins Nobel Prize

On October 10, Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. It’s not the first award the 82-year-old Canadian has earned. But it’s the most prestigious. It’s also the world’s biggest prize for writers—a cool $1.3 million. The Nobel is awarded in literature…