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Sidney Crosby is the latest hockey player to come down with the mumps. Image: Wikipedia

Hockey Players Coming Down With The Mumps

Lots of professional hockey players have recently come down with the mumps.
“The mumps” is an illness that makes people feel tired and sometimes achy.
People who get it usually look like they have a swollen (puffy) face and throat area. It used to be quite a common childhood disease, but then a vaccine was invented to prevent mumps and it became much less common.

by · December 16, 2014 · Health, News, Sports
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
Image: Ryan Mahle

Another Log On The Fire

There are many traditions around the holidays. “Holiday traditions,” in this case are things that people do every year during a holiday such as Christmas or Hannukah. Usually it is something that people have done for many years, perhaps beginning a long time ago.

by · December 12, 2014 · Lighter, News
Jean Beliveau is immortalized outside the Molson Centre. Image: Jeangagnon

Fans Say Good-Bye To Hockey Player Jean Beliveau

Thousands of hockey fans poured in to the Bell Centre in Montreal on Sunday and Monday to say goodbye to one the sport’s most beloved players.

by · December 9, 2014 · News, Sports
A girl selling Girl Scout cookies. Image: Drmies

Girl Scouts Selling Cookies Online

For the first time, Girl Scout cookies will be available to purchase over the Internet.
Most people are familiar with Girl Scouts (in the United States—”Girl Guides” in Canada) selling cookies in person.
But now in the US, they’re available online through a “Digital Cookie” website.

by · December 8, 2014 · Health, Kids, News
John Tory. Image: Wikipedia

Tory To Tackle Toronto’s Traffic Troubles

Toronto’s new mayor thinks he can fix one of the city’s most annoying problems. The major Canadian city has become known for its “gridlock.” That’s a way of saying “lots of traffic jams.”

by · December 8, 2014 · News, Politics
The countdown clock. Image: NASA

Time For A Change As NASA Upgrades Its Launch Clock

There are some pretty famous clocks in the world: London’s Big Ben, and the clock on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, to name just two.
But the most watched clock in the world may be NASA’s launch clock.

by · December 4, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Best Washroom In America Is In Philadelphia

Best Washroom In America Is In Philadelphia

The best public washroom in the United States is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The washrooms at Longwood Gardens, a public garden in Philadelphia, took top honours in a contest by Cintas

by · December 2, 2014 · Lighter, News
Rosa Parks. Image: National Archives and Records Administration Records of the U.S. Information Agency Record

Nearly 60 Years Ago Rosa Parks Refused To Change Seats On The Bus

Yesterday was the anniversary of an important event in history.
Fifty-nine years ago, a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.
Why was that significant?

by · December 1, 2014 · News
The lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner, as written by Francis Scott Key, in an 1840 copy. Source: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm065.html

Canadian Fans Sing US Anthem At Hockey Game

Most countries have an “anthem.”

by · November 27, 2014 · News, Sports