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Google Exec Breaks The Record For Highest Altitude Jump

Alan Eustace, 57 years old, is an executive at Google. On Oct. 24, he jumped out of a balloon from a height of more than 41 kilometres.

by · October 31, 2014 · Lighter, News
Like Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon (pictured here), in Yarmoth, Nova Scotia is offering health options to its students. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Not Your Typical School Cafeteria

There are moist carrot cake muffins. Subs made with homemade buns.
Fresh baked banana bread. Even the sausage on the pizza is made by hand.
And the most expensive item on the menu is $6, including tax.
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School does not have a typical cafeteria.

by · October 29, 2014 · Health, News
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Volunteers Preparing For Life On Mars

Six people are about to find out what it would be like to live on Mars – without ever leaving the Earth.

Three men and three women will spend eight months

by · October 28, 2014 · News, Science
Toronto's new Mayor, John Tory. Image: Denisdrever

Toronto Elects John Tory As Its Next Mayor

Torontonians have elected John Tory as the next Mayor of Toronto.

Tory won with more than 40 per cent of the vote.

He beat Doug Ford, who came second with 34 per cent of the vote. Olivia Chow came third with just 23 per cent of the vote.

by · October 27, 2014 · News, Politics
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The Queen Sends A Tweet

The Queen of England is on Twitter.

She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.

by · October 26, 2014 · News, Technology
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
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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