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The Canadian $10 bill has been given the Bank Note of the Year Award for 2018, by the International Bank Note Society The bill, which features social justice icon Viola Desmond, is the first one in Canada to be vertical instead of horizontal. In other words, the images on the bill are to be viewed up-and-down rather than sideways.
The bill is made of polymer rather than paper.
It is the first Canadian bank note (bill) to feature a woman other than the Queen of England.
The Philippines wants Canada to take back its trash. A hundred and three huge shipping containers filled with plastic and electronic garbage have been sitting at a port near Manila, the country’s capital city. The Philippines is made up of […]
Politics heated up last week in Canada and in the United States. In both countries, people were giving “testimony” about their leaders–Justin Trudeau (Canada) and Donald Trump (United States). “Testimony,” in this case, is when people make a public statement […]
By Monique Conrod A teenager from Saudi Arabia has been welcomed into Canada as a refugee, after fleeing from her family and country. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, ran away from her family on January 6. She planned to fly […]
Knickers the steer has caught people’s interest, around the world.
The 6’4″ steer is so much bigger than the cattle he lives with that he has become an Internet sensation. Knickers lives in Australia and weighs 1,400 kilograms. An average bull weighs about 1,100 kgs.
Tyne Logan, at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) told reporter Jacqueline Lynch about an enormous Holstein Friesian steer he had seen. She went along to see for herself just how big Knickers is. On the ABC website, she says Knickers was “pretty intimidating when all of his 1,4000 kilograms first came lumbering through the gate towards me.”
The Nobel Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world.
Dr. Strickland will share the prize with Dr. Gérard Mourou of France and Dr. Arthur Ashkin of the United States.
All three scientists won for their work creating tiny (miniature) tools using lasers.
The prize is $1.28 million. It will be divided among the three scientists. Half the money will go to Dr. Ashkin. Dr. Strickland and Dr. Mourou will share the other half.
On October 17, the Cannabis Act came into force and cannabis became legal for adults in Canada. The recreational drug, also known as marijuana or pot, is often smoked like a cigarette.
It is still illegal to buy or use pot in the United States (except in rare cases such as for medicinal use).
Children may not legally buy or smoke pot; it is not healthy for bodies and brains that are still growing. It is also illegal for anyone under 18 years old to purchase cigarettes.
“Protecting the health and safety of youth is a top priority,” a Government of Canada website states. It notes that there are “serious criminal penalties for those who sell or provide cannabis to youth.”
Only adults, 19 years of age or older, may legally smoke pot. They can also legally buy it and grow marijuana (for their own use, not to sell).
A big agreement was just made between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
It’s complicated–too complicated to explain fully here–but it’s good to have an idea about what it is and why it is important.
Back in 1994, the US, Canada and Mexico made a deal to all become “trading partners.” That means, each country would partner with the others to make it easy to buy and sell things and services back and forth. That deal was called NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
When countries don’t have a deal like that, it’s sometimes hard for one country to sell things to another country.