Apr 12 2019

Pretty Marvelous

Have you seen Captain Marvel yet? The new superhero movie is already breaking box-office records. In just one month, it earned more than $1 billion. It’s the seventh Marvel movie to make the billion-dollar club. The blockbuster was released on International Women’s Day...


Figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir sign their star as they are inducted into the 2018 Canada Walk of Fame during a press red carpet event in Toronto on ] December 1, 2018.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Dec 14 2018

Starring… Canada!

Canada’s Walk of Fame is twinkling a little brighter this year. On December 1, it added some bright new stars. These Canadian VIPs come from many fields. From sports and the arts. From science and business. They’ve all done something to make Canada proud. Canada’s Walk...


Nov 02 2018

Bye-bye, Big Bird

Caroll Spinney can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. He’s been a regular on the show since the day it aired. Technically, he’s been two regulars. You see, Mr. Spinney is the puppeteer that brought both Big Bird and Oscar to life. After almost 50 years, Mr. Spinney...


Jun 01 2018

Homegrown Popstar

Move over, Justin Bieber. Make room for Johnny Orlando. This Toronto teen is just 15. But he’s already a pop sensation. He has fans around the world and across the Internet. Johnny made his first YouTube video six years ago. It was a cover of “Mistletoe” by Justin...


Mar 02 2018

"Have You Seen Black Panther Yet?...

Black Panther is setting box office records. The new superhero on the Marvel block may be the coolest yet. Avengers fans first met Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s the star of his own movie. A black superhero in a starring role? That’s a first. For...


Jun 09 2017

Bringing Down the Big Top

There’s something magical about the circus. Death-defying feats, performing animals, goofy clowns, graceful trapeze artists. It all starts when the ringmaster steps into the spotlight, wearing a jaunty top hat. “Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages. Welcome to...


Jan 08 2016

The Force is Strong With This One

Did you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the holidays? If so, you weren’t alone. The movie has dominated the box office since it opened on December 17. It rocketed to the top, making its first billion in 12 parsecs—er, days. That’s faster than any other…


Sir Bob Geldof at Sarm Studios in London, England on November 14, 2014, for the recording of the latest Band Aid Single in aid of the Ebola crisis. (Photo by James Warren/PictureGroup)
Nov 28 2014

Band Aid Solution for Ebola

How do you raise $1.7 million dollars in five minutes? With a good song, a big heart and a little help from your friends. Just ask Sir Bob Geldof. He organized Band Aid 30, a record-breaking fundraiser to stop the spread of Ebola. The Irish rocker…


First Lady Michelle Obama, center, with Elmo, left, and Rosita, right, as they help promote eating fresh fruit and vegetables to kids on October 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Nov 14 2014

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street

“Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away…” The first kids strolled down Sesame Street on November 10, 1969. Who knew the show would still be on the air 45 years later? Carole Spinney sure didn’t. He has played Big Bird and Oscar since Day 1…


Marianas Trench performs during the 2013 Juno Awards in Regina on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Source: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Derek Mortensen.)
May 06 2013

The Stars Come Out

Wouldn’t it be awesome if Canada’s greatest musicians gave a giant rock concert and invited everyone in Canada to watch? They do, every spring. It’s called the Juno Awards. The 41st Annual Juno Awards were held this April at the Brandt Centre in Regina. A sold-out...


NIck Wallenda crossing Niagra Falls
Nov 22 2012

High Wire Act

All eyes will be on Niagara Falls on June 15th. For the first time in more than 100 years, a man will cross the thundering falls on a tightrope. On either bank, thousands of spectators will hold their breath, spellbound. Millions more will be glued to the television....