Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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
Image: David Cooper, Toronto Star

Tobogganing Banned In Some Canadian and US Towns

Tobogganing is a very popular winter sport in Canada and the United States.
Recently, some towns in Canada and the United States have banned tobogganing.
Other towns have put limits on which hills people can toboggan on.

by · January 18, 2015 · Lighter, News
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2014? Our 2014 news quiz continues.
The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the link to the TKN article beside each question.

by · January 11, 2015 · News
Image: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part I)

How much do you know about the news that happened in 2014? Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year.

by · January 4, 2015 · Lighter, News
Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
A Western Screech Owl. Image: Randy R. Magnuson

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree… Check!

The 115th Christmas Bird Count is officially underway.
The count is an annual census of local and migratory birds and it’s organized by the National Audubon Society. From December 14 to January 5, volunteers will gather in more than 2,000 locations in North, Central and South America to count the birds in their area.

by · December 16, 2014 · Animals, News, Science