Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was joined last week by a group of high-profile celebrities and musicians in Montreal to make an important point. They say the world’s leaders must do more to help fight major diseases that affect people […]
The Paralympic Games are running from Sept. 7 to 18 in Rio de Janeiro (known as “Rio”), Brazil.
More than 170 nations have athletes competing in the Paralympic Games.
The Paralympic Games follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games which took place in Rio from Aug. 5 to 21.
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 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.
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.
Imagine coming up with an amazing, life-saving invention. An invention that tens of thousands of people around the world have used to save people’s lives.
And then imagine never using it yourself, not even once, to save a life. Until you were 96 years old.
That’s exactly what happened to Dr. Henry Heimlich.
Every sport has an icon: one person who defines what that sport looks, sounds, and feels like. In the boxing world, there is no single fighter who could be said to have a greater claim to that title than Muhammad Ali. Ali changed the sport of boxing, flipped it on its head, and, in-so-doing became the inspiration of all the young boxers who followed in his “butterfly-like” footsteps. But, perhaps, even more impressively, Muhammad Ali changed the way all athletes are regarded.
One of Canada’s largest cities is focussed on a pair of rodents. Two capybaras escaped last week from a small zoo in the city.
A capybara is a South American rodent—a pretty cute-looking one—but big. In fact, capybaras are the largest rodents and can weigh up to 200 pounds.
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.
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.