Author: Joyce Grant

Gordon Downie sings in Hamilton, one of the stops in The Hip's 2016 tour. Photo by TKN's Joyce Grant.
Arts Entertainment News

This Summer, Canada Had A Sing-A-Long

Recently, people across Canada came together in a unique and emotional musical experience.

Canadians said thank-you and good-bye to the iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip.

Many Canadians have enjoyed the unique Canadian sound of the band for many years. In fact, some people say the band plays “the soundtrack of Canada” and the “music that is in Canadians’ hearts.” Of course, not every Canadian enjoys the music of The Hip, as they’re known, but a great many do.

The entrance to a polling station in England on the morning of the UK's referendum in June 2016. Image: LavaBaron
News Politics

UK Decides To Leave European Union

The people in the UK have voted to leave the European Union (the EU).
The European Union is a group of 28 countries in Europe that have agreed to co-operate—to all become one group, in many ways. For instance, people in European Union countries can travel, live and work easily in any other EU country. And businesses that are in the European Union can send products back and forth more easily. Nineteen of the EU countries all use the same money–the Euro.
On Thursday, June 23 there was a very important vote.

Disney's Finding Dory. Image: Wikipedia
Entertainment News

We Find “Finding Dory” Charming: Review

Families can be made up of all kinds of different people (or in this case, fish). That’s the big idea behind the recently-released movie, Finding Dory.

Finding Dory is the sequel to the very popular movie Finding Nemo, which came out 13 years ago. Both are “animated” movies (similar to cartoons).

In Finding Dory, a forgetful blue fish named Dory becomes lost, and must be reunited with special people in her life.

The US Capitol building is where the government meets to discuss strategy and policy. Image: Martin Falbisoner
News Politics

The U.S. Election: What Is Going On?

In the United States, there are two main political parties: The Democrats and the Republicans. Each party picks a leader, and then those leaders go head-to-head in a big election for president.

Donald Trump has emerged as the person who will be the leader of the Republic Party in the U.S. The leader of the Democratic Party hasn’t been decided yet; Hilary Clinton seems most likely to win, although Bernie Sanders still stands a chance of winning; there are others still in the race as well, although they are not as likely to win.

The big election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

2016 Fort McMurray wildfire
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Canadians Helping People Of Fort McMurray

Many people across Canada are helping the residents of Fort McMurray.
There have been many stories of courage and compassion towards the city and the people who come from there.
On May 1, a wildfire started in a forest near the Alberta town of Fort McMurray. Within two days, the fire grew larger and the people who lived in Fort McMurray had to leave their homes.

Invictus Games Coming To Toronto In 2017
News Sports

Invictus Games Coming To Toronto In 2017

Toronto had a special visitor last week. The United Kingdom’s Prince Henry of Wales — better known as Prince Harry — was in town to announce that Toronto will host the Invictus Games in 2017.

The Invictus Games are similar to the Olympics or the Paralympics, except that the competitors are all soldiers–most of them wounded from combat.