Post Tagged with: "Canada"

Photograph of male students from Fort Albany Residential School in class overseen by a nun c 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. Source: http://archives.algomau.ca/

Coming To Grips With A Shameful Past

Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.

by · June 7, 2015 · News, Politics
Turning Over New Leafs

Turning Over New Leafs

Canada is a hockey nation and arguably, nowhere is a hockey team more beloved by fans than in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans are incredibly loyal.

by · May 24, 2015 · News, Sports
Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Recently, Albertans held a political election. Its outcome was a big surprise to many people, including the people who forecast (predict who will win) elections.

by · May 10, 2015 · News, Politics
Mike Duffy. Image: Ayelie

Senator Mike Duffy On Trial Facing 31 Charges

A Canadian senator is involved in a lengthy and significant criminal trial.

by · April 12, 2015 · News
Queen Elizabeth II visiting NASA in 2007. Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Barbados To Get A New Head Of State

Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.

by · March 29, 2015 · News, Politics
Steve Nash. Image: Keith Allison

Steve Nash Retires From Basketball

Steve Nash retired from basketball on Saturday. He is 41 years old. In this case, “retired” means that he will not play basketball professionally any more.

by · March 22, 2015 · News, Sports
Glottal stop. Image: Wikipedia

NWT Woman Required To Change Her Baby’s Name

A woman in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada isn’t being allowed to give her baby the name she wants to.
The mother is Shene Catholique Valpy and she speaks a traditional language called Chipewyan.

by · March 8, 2015 · News
Naheed Nenshi after winning the Calgary municipal election, 2010. Image: Ted Buracas

Calgary’s Mayor Voted Best In The World

Recently, there was a contest to find out who the best mayor in the world is.
The winner was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Nenshi took first place, beating out 933 mayors from countries all over the world

by · February 8, 2015 · News, Politics
Only 200 Spirit bears are left in existence. Image: Wikipedia

Orphaned Spirit Bear Gets New Home

When a young spirit bear named Clover wakes up from his winter hibernation, he will have a new home waiting for him. Clover, who is almost three years old, lives at the B.C. Wildlife Park near Kamloops, British Columbia.

by · February 2, 2015 · Animals, News, Science
Lobster dinner. Image: Benson Kua

North American Lobsters Invading British Waters

Some unwelcome visitors from North America have been turning up in the waters off the coast of Great Britain.
North American lobsters have been found in lobster traps in the North Sea, far from their native habitat.

by · January 25, 2015 · Animals, Environment, News