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View of the National War Memorial in Confederation Square, Ottawa. Image: John A. Brebner

Canada Bands Together In Grief, In Strength

Note: This article contains information that may not be suitable for very young children.

The main entrance to Canada’s government–Parliament–is housed in a clock tower known as the Peace Tower.

It was built as a monument to the people who gave their lives for Canada during the second World War.

by · October 23, 2014 · News
McDonald's in Moscow, Russia. Image: Francis Bourgouin

Russia Closes Down Nine McDonald’s Restaurants

People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.

by · October 22, 2014 · Health, News
German Company Launches Drone Delivery Service

German Company Launches Drone Delivery Service

Germany has become the first country in the world to introduce a drone delivery service.

A drone is a small, unmanned aircraft that is guided by remote control. It can be used to reach places that are hard to get to by any other method.

by · October 21, 2014 · Lighter, News
Jean Chretien. Image: Joe Howell

Canada Sends Troops To Middle East

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien doesn’t often speak out publicly, these days.

Recently, however, he wrote a newspaper column suggesting that Canada should send help, not fighters, to the Middle East.

by · October 20, 2014 · News, Politics
How To Talk To Kids About Ebola

How To Talk To Kids About Ebola

10 Tips for Talking to Kids About Ebola By Joyce Grant, TeachingKidsNews.com The news about the Ebola crisis in West Africa is everywhere—kids can hear and see the information on it every day from many different news sources. That’s why we published our […]

by · October 20, 2014 · News
An Ebola ward in Nigeria. Image: CDC Global

Canada Gives Aid, Vaccine, Supplies To Fight Disease In West Africa

Canada is sending 300,000 medical face masks to West Africa.
The masks are to help healthcare workers there who are caring for people with a virus that was identified in Africa in March.

by · October 18, 2014 · Health, News
Malala. Image: Anthony Behar

Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It is, arguably, the most prestigious prize in the world.

Yousafzai is 17 years old. She is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

by · October 15, 2014 · News
Doug Ford in May 2013. Image: HiMY SYeD

Toronto Mayoral Campaign Remains Interesting

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During a campaign, should politicians always have to tell the truth or should they be allowed to fudge the truth a little to get people to vote for them?

Journalist John Lorinc thinks they should have to tell the truth.

What do you think?

by · October 13, 2014 · News, Politics
Blood Donors Needed: Canadian Blood Services

Blood Donors Needed: Canadian Blood Services

The organization that looks after Canada’s blood supply says the country’s supply is very low and they urgently need blood donors.

Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit organization that collects blood for use during operations or whenever it is needed in Canada.

by · October 10, 2014 · Health, News
An example of cave art from Crimea. Image: 
Konstantin Malanchev

Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought

Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.

by · October 8, 2014 · News