Jack Sparrow shows up at primary school. A group of schoolchildren in Britain got the surprise of their lives recently, when actor Johnny Depp showed up at the school, dressed as the character Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. […]
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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Liu Xiao Bo Each year, the person who has done the most to help world peace is given what is perhaps the globe’s highest honour: The Nobel Peace Prize. Last year’s winner was U.S. President […]
Fun ways to get kids to eat better. Everyone knows that it’s healthier to eat fruits and veggies than it is to eat fast foods and junk food. But how do you get kids to eat the healthy stuff and […]
Tomorrow, 33 miners in San Jose, Chile are expected to see their families for the first time in two months. That’s because they have been trapped, 600 metres below ground, in a mine shaft. They became stuck underground when some tunnels […]
This bug really stinks. Don’t accidentally step on a bug called the Halyomorpha halys. If you do, your running shoes will smell awful. When crushed, the bug emits an odour even worse than a skunk’s! That’s probably why the […]
Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.
A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.
And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.
David Johnston appointed Governor-General. Canada and the United States originally left England on very different terms. The United States broke ties with England completely, whereas Canada continued to be an English colony, accepting the British king or queen as its […]
Should these people have to pay to ride the bus? Recently, Toronto Mayoral candidate Rob Ford complained that more than 21,000 people in Toronto receive free TTC Metropasses. He said this was a case of wasted money and that these […]
WHO RIGHTFULLY OWNS $12.5-MILLION TICKET? Someone in Burlington, Ontario may be $12.5 million dollars richer – and not even know it. In 2003, someone from Burlington or St. Catherines bought a lottery ticket. After the lottery draw, they […]
Who will become Toronto’s next mayor? That’s the question voters will answer on October 25, when they elect a new mayor to replace retiring Toronto Mayor David Miller. It has been an exciting race so far, largely because of a […]