Justin Trudeau at APEC 2015. Image: Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM)

Trudeaumania All Over Again?

Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)

by · November 22, 2015 · News, Politics
Outpouring Of Support For France

Outpouring Of Support For France

People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.

by · November 15, 2015 · Breaking News, News
Trudeau Cabinet 2015

“Because It’s 2015.”

Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.

by · November 8, 2015 · News, Politics
Image: Wikipedia

Newly Discovered Frog Looks Like Kermit

Recently, a scientist discovered a type of frog that looks a lot like Kermit. Kermit the Frog is a muppet—a well-known puppet frog who has bulgy eyes and is a special shade of green.

by · November 1, 2015 · Animals, News, Science
Justin Trudeau in 2014. Image: Tholden28

Canadians Elect Liberal Majority Government, Justin Trudeau as PM

Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.

by · October 25, 2015 · News, Politics
The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate winning a hard fought game. Image: Keith Allison

The Blue Jays’ Crazy, Wonderful, Fantastic Inning

One of the craziest, most thrilling games in major league baseball history occurred at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last Wednesday.

by · October 18, 2015 · News, Sports
Voting signs from the Ontario election in 2011. Image: Skeezix1000

Canadians Vote On October 19

On October 19, Canadian adults will vote in a federal election. Their votes will help to decide who becomes the next Prime Minister.

by · October 12, 2015 · News, Politics
Mars atmosphere. Image: NASA

Scientists Now Certain There Is Water On Mars

Scientists at NASA announced last week that they have found evidence of liquid water on Mars. The discovery has given scientists new hope that some form of life might exist on the planet.

by · October 4, 2015 · News, Science
Yogi Berra, 1956. Image: Baseball Digest, front cover, September issue.

Beloved Baseball Legend, Yogi Berra, Dead At 90

One of baseball’s legends has died. Yogi Berra, 90, passed away last week. He will be remembered by baseball fans as one of the greatest catchers ever to play the game.

by · September 27, 2015 · News, Sports
Still from a video of Ahmed Mohamed. Image: Wikipedia.

Student In Texas Builds Clock

Ahmed Mohamed is a bright, well-spoken and creative grade 9 student in Texas. One of his favourite things to do is invent and build things. He once built himself an extra long-life battery charger for his cell phone. Recently, he built a clock.

by · September 20, 2015 · Kids, News