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Moose Jaw Will Become “Reading Town” In May

For one week, books will be everywhere in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

That’s because from May 3 to 10, the city will become “Reading Town.”

It’s a project being run by the National Reading Campaign and the Saskatchewan Festival of Words organizers.

by · April 15, 2014 · News
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State Funeral For Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty

A “state funeral” will be held in Toronto on Wednesday for Jim Flaherty.

by · April 13, 2014 · News, Politics
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Raptors Headed To Playoffs

Canada’s only basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Toronto Raptors, are generating some excitement.

For the first time in six long years they have made the playoffs.

Of the 30 teams in the NBA, only 16 make it to the playoffs. There will be eight teams from the Eastern Conference and eight teams from the Western Conference. The Raptors play in the East.

In the playoffs, each team competes in a best-of-seven series. The first team to win four games moves on to the next round. A team has to win three rounds to make it to the finals. Then, the lone surviving team from the East plays the lone surviving team from the West.

by · April 11, 2014 · Sports
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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

A new study answers a question people have long asked themselves about the animal kingdom: Why do zebras have stripes?

If you want to try guessing the answer, stop reading now.

Have you guessed? OK, start reading again.

According to a new study, a zebra’s stripes most likely help to keep annoying, biting flies off them.

Scientists have thought that might be the reason.

However, they also had other theories: that the stripes provide camouflage to help them hide from enemies; to confuse their enemies; to help them stay cool; or for a social reason such as to attract a mate.

by · April 9, 2014 · Animals, Science
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Liberals Win Majority In Quebec

Voters in the province of Quebec made their feelings known on Monday, giving the Liberal party a majority government.

Majority means the Liberals got more votes than all of the other parties put together.

The Liberals beat the main rival, the Parti Quebecois, led by Pauline Marois.

by · April 8, 2014 · News, Politics
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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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Prize-Winning Architect Builds Shelters From Cardboard

One of architecture’s most important prizes has gone to a man who builds low-cost, recyclable buildings and structures.

Shigeru Ban is the winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

For more than 20 years, Ban has been travelling to parts of the world where buildings have been destroyed by war or natural disasters like hurricanes.

by · April 2, 2014 · Environment, News
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Helpers Ride The Bus For Free In Toronto

A program introduced by Toronto’s Transit Commission this year is helping disabled people travel more easily.

The new program allows disabled people to have a support person ride with them on transit for free.

by · April 1, 2014 · News
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Is It Okay To Work For No Money?

Many companies train young people through an “internship.”

An unpaid internship is when someone (usually a student) learns a job by working at a company, but doesn’t get paid. Instead of money, they get training and experience.

Two popular Canadian magazines have been told by the government that they must stop offering unpaid internships.

by · March 30, 2014 · News
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Malala’s Father Speaks For Girls’ Education

The name Ziauddin Yousafzai may not be familiar to you. But you likely know his famous daughter.

Malala is known all over the world. She became famous in 2012 when she was injured by some people because she spoke out in favour of girls’ education.

Now her father is becoming famous for the same thing. He was in Vancouver last week telling people it is the right of every girl in the world to be able to have an education.

by · March 27, 2014 · News