Post Tagged with: "Canada"

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
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 · June 23, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News, Science
Pierre Trudeau in 1968. image: Mickie Boisvert

Inspirational Canadians, Proud Deeds

When the federal government asked Canadians recently who they consider to be Canada’s most inspirational heroes, the answer was probably not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper expected.

by · June 22, 2014 · News, Politics
Kathleen Wynne, April 2014. Image: Uiaeli

Big “Wynne Win” Surprises Pollsters

It came as a big surprise: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were elected on Thursday night with a majority government.

The people who predict how elections will turn out didn’t see that coming.

Until the last days before the election, the odds were that either the Liberals would win a minority government or the PC party, led by Tim Hudak, would win.

by · June 16, 2014 · News, Politics
A diagram to explain plagiarism. Image: Carrot Lord

U Of T Investigates Former TDSB Director For Cheating

The former director of Canada’s largest school board is being investigated for cheating on an important document he wrote during his university days, according to The Globe and Mail newspaper.

Chris Spence quit his job as head of the Toronto District School Board in January 2013 after some people accused him of having “plagiarized.” Plagiarism is when you write down someone’s else’s words as though they were your own.

by · June 11, 2014 · News
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Protests Against Veterans’ Affairs Department

Veterans’ Affairs, the government department that serves men and women from Canada’s military, is being criticized.

by · June 10, 2014 · News, Politics
Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Soon, people in Toronto may be able to enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee in a “cat café.”

Two groups of people in the city are trying to raise enough money to open cat cafés.

by · May 27, 2014 · Animals, Lighter
Companies such as West Jet are eager to put the new rules for on-board electronics into affect. Image: Eddie Maloney

Cdn Government Relaxes Rules On Using Electronics On Planes

Canadian airline passengers will soon be allowed to use their electronic devices including cell phones, handheld gaming products and tablets while their plane is taking off and landing.

by · May 27, 2014 · News, Technology
Blue Whale skeleton, Canadian Museum of Nature. Image: D. Gordon E. Robertson

Blue Whale Carcass Will Help Scientific Research

When the carcasses of nine blue whales were spotted in sea ice off the coast of Newfoundland in April, it was an environmental tragedy. Blue whales are endangered all over the world, and only about 240 now live in the western Atlantic Ocean near Canada.

by · May 25, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Each party leader in Ontario has a different idea of how to fund education. Image: Labpluto123

How Ontario’s Leaders Would Handle Education

On June 12, Ontario is having an election. Each of the main political parties has a different idea about how they would spend money on education in Ontario.

by · May 20, 2014 · Kids, News