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
Syrian refugee centre at Turkish border. Image: Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell

Countries Sending Aid To Syrian Refugees

Many countries around the world are sending aid to the people of Syria. They are also trying to figure out how to help many Syrians leave the country and how to help them live in other countries.

by · September 13, 2015 · News
Welcome Back! Your Summer Round-Up

Welcome Back! Your Summer Round-Up

Welcome back! Since doesn’t publish over the summer, here are some news briefs on stories you may have missed.

by · September 7, 2015 · News
DLR German Aerospace Center

Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up

Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.

by · June 22, 2015 · News, Science
Photograph of male students from Fort Albany Residential School in class overseen by a nun c 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. Source:

Coming To Grips With A Shameful Past

Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.

by · June 7, 2015 · News, Politics
A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
Turning Over New Leafs

Turning Over New Leafs

Canada is a hockey nation and arguably, nowhere is a hockey team more beloved by fans than in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans are incredibly loyal.

by · May 24, 2015 · News, Sports