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Google Exec Breaks The Record For Highest Altitude Jump

Alan Eustace, 57 years old, is an executive at Google. On Oct. 24, he jumped out of a balloon from a height of more than 41 kilometres.

by · October 31, 2014 · Lighter, News
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Sun Media Apologizes For Insulting Justin Trudeau

Sun Media has apologized to Justin Trudeau for saying insulting things about his parents.

Earlier this week, TKN reported that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had decided to boycott—stop talking to—reporters from Sun Media.

by · October 1, 2014 · News, Politics
Apple unveiled two new products--the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch.

Apple Unveils Exciting New Products

There was a lot of buzz on the Internet on Tuesday.

Apple, the company that makes high-tech products like smart phones, tablets and iPods, introduced something completely new: a “smart watch.”

by · September 10, 2014 · News, Technology
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
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Obama Wants Tough New Anti-Pollution Law

Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

by · June 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
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
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CBC To Cut 657 Jobs

The CBC announced last week that it plans to cut 657 jobs over the next two years.

The CBC (Radio-Canada in Quebec) had to drastically cut the amount of money it can spend (its budget). Because it had to cut more than $130 million, it had to let go of many people’s jobs because it would not be able to afford to pay their salaries.

by · April 14, 2014 · News
At The Nerf Games women and men take part in the competition. Image: Sergey Galyonkin

Toy Weapons For Girls: Too Violent, Or Too Pretty?

Some toy companies have recently introduced new lines of toy weapons designed especially for girls.

While the toys are a hit with girls, some adults object to them. Some people say the toys encourage violence and aggression among girls. Others say they are too feminine, and promote old-fashioned stereotypes.

Last fall, Nerf introduced its Rebelle line, which includes bows and guns that shoot foam darts or spray water. The weapons have names like the Heartbreaker Bow Blaster and the Pink Crush Blaster gun. They are brightly coloured in mostly pinks and purples.

by · April 7, 2014 · Kids
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Facebook Founder Wants Internet For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently told the Mobile World Congress Conference that he wants to give five billion more people around the world access to the Internet.

by · March 2, 2014 · News, Technology
CBC's Jian Ghomeshi with Neil Young

Neil Young Speaks Out Against “Oil Sands” In CBC Radio Interview

Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is internationally famous.

He has been called “one of the most important figures in rock music.”

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Young is an activist and many of his songs are political.

Now, Young is doing a four-city tour of Canada to protest what he feels is massive damage to the environment being done in the oil sands in Alberta.

by · January 14, 2014 · Entertainment, News