Post Tagged with: "Canada"

The lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner, as written by Francis Scott Key, in an 1840 copy. Source: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm065.html

Canadian Fans Sing US Anthem At Hockey Game

Most countries have an “anthem.”

by · November 27, 2014 · News, Sports
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Saskatchewan Couple Faces $1M Medical Bill

A Saskatchewan couple is discovering just how helpful people can be.
Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and husband Darren Kimmel found themselves facing a massive medical bill, but now Canadians are coming forward to help them cover their costs.

by · November 23, 2014 · Health, News
An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics
Some of the leaders from the 2014 G20. Image: Agência Brasil

PM Harper Makes His Mark On G20 Summit

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his mark on the G20 Summit this year.
The Summit is a meeting of the leaders of 20 of the richest countries in the world.
The leaders of Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany and other countries met in Brisbane, Australia this year.
The Summit is held in a different location every year.

by · November 16, 2014 · News, Politics
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Canada Marks Remembrance Day

The hostilities of World War I officially ended at 11:00 on November 11, 1918.
In others words, at 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month.
That is why in Canada and many other countries, Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 each year, with a moment of silence at 11:00.

by · November 10, 2014 · News
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Schools Divided Over Cellphones In Classrooms

A fight between two high school students in Nova Scotia last month has underlined some of the concerns parents and teachers have about cellphones in schools.

by · November 5, 2014 · News, Technology
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Annapolis. Image: USN

Environmental Groups Oppose Plan For Artificial Reef

Scuba divers and environmentalists are arguing over whether an old ship should be sunk to make an artificial reef off the coast of British Columbia.

An artificial reef is created when a large man-made object is deliberately sunk so it can become a home for marine plants and animals.

by · November 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
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
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
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