Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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Quebec School Bans Homework

An elementary school in Jonquière, Quebec, has made some of its students very happy by banning homework for the year.

by · September 16, 2014 · Kids, News
Toronto’s Confusing And Surprising Mayoral Race

Toronto’s Confusing And Surprising Mayoral Race

Politics doesn’t get much more interesting–or confusing–than the Mayoral election that is happening in Toronto.

by · September 14, 2014 · News, Politics
Actor Morgan Freeman and actress Diane Keaton are in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Image: Toronto Star,  Vince Talotta.

Movie Stars In Toronto For Annual Festival

Every year, movie stars, directors and producers flock to Toronto. This week marks the 39th year of the Toronto International Film Festival.

by · September 9, 2014 · Entertainment, News
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Pan Am/Parapan Am Games To Be Held In Toronto In July 2015

Next July, Toronto will be inundated with the world’s best athletes as it hosts the 2015 Pan American (or “Pan Am”) Games and the 2015 Parapan American Games.

by · September 9, 2014 · News, Sports
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Lunches From Home Don’t Meet Nutritional Standards: Study

When researchers in the United States compared school lunches to home-packed lunches, parents got a failing grade.

Researchers from Tufts University, in Massachusetts, inspected lunches belonging to about 600 grade three and four students at 12 different schools in the state. They found that lunches packed at home were generally less nutritious than meals provided by schools.

by · September 8, 2014 · Health, Kids, News
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500,000 B.C. Kids Not In School

Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.

by · September 5, 2014 · Kids, News, Politics
Ceremonies Mark 100th Anniversary Of World War I

Ceremonies Mark 100th Anniversary Of World War I

Special events were held around the world in August to mark the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on August 3. He placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honour all soldiers who have fought for Canada.

by · September 1, 2014 · News
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Unsold Food At Sports Events Feeds Local Hungry

Ever wonder what happens to food that doesn’t sell at hockey games?

In Toronto and many cities across North America, it goes to feed the hungry.

by · August 20, 2014 · News
The map shows how much warmer temperatures were in 2000-2009 compared to average temperatures recorded between 1951 and 1980. The most extreme warming, shown in red, was in the Arctic. Image: NASA

Ancient Beetle Fossils Helping Scientists Understand Global Warming

Beetle fossils found in an ancient lake bed in British Columbia are helping scientists to understand global warming in the past and the present.

Fossilized palm bruchine beetles were discovered at the McAbee fossil site near Cache Creek, B.C., by scientists from Simon Fraser University.

by · July 28, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News, Science
Travellers in Israel enjoying their vacation. Image: alon klinger

Canadians Don’t Take Enough Vacation Time

Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.

by · June 26, 2014 · Health, News