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View of the National War Memorial in Confederation Square, Ottawa. Image: John A. Brebner

Canada Bands Together In Grief, In Strength

Note: This article contains information that may not be suitable for very young children.

The main entrance to Canada’s government–Parliament–is housed in a clock tower known as the Peace Tower.

It was built as a monument to the people who gave their lives for Canada during the second World War.

by · October 23, 2014 · News
McDonald's in Moscow, Russia. Image: Francis Bourgouin

Russia Closes Down Nine McDonald’s Restaurants

People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.

by · October 22, 2014 · Health, News
Jean Chretien. Image: Joe Howell

Canada Sends Troops To Middle East

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien doesn’t often speak out publicly, these days.

Recently, however, he wrote a newspaper column suggesting that Canada should send help, not fighters, to the Middle East.

by · October 20, 2014 · News, Politics
An Ebola ward in Nigeria. Image: CDC Global

Canada Gives Aid, Vaccine, Supplies To Fight Disease In West Africa

Canada is sending 300,000 medical face masks to West Africa.
The masks are to help healthcare workers there who are caring for people with a virus that was identified in Africa in March.

by · October 18, 2014 · Health, News
Malala. Image: Anthony Behar

Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It is, arguably, the most prestigious prize in the world.

Yousafzai is 17 years old. She is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

by · October 15, 2014 · News
Doug Ford in May 2013. Image: HiMY SYeD

Toronto Mayoral Campaign Remains Interesting

(Column)
During a campaign, should politicians always have to tell the truth or should they be allowed to fudge the truth a little to get people to vote for them?

Journalist John Lorinc thinks they should have to tell the truth.

What do you think?

by · October 13, 2014 · News, Politics
Blood Donors Needed: Canadian Blood Services

Blood Donors Needed: Canadian Blood Services

The organization that looks after Canada’s blood supply says the country’s supply is very low and they urgently need blood donors.

Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit organization that collects blood for use during operations or whenever it is needed in Canada.

by · October 10, 2014 · Health, News
An example of cave art from Crimea. Image: 
Konstantin Malanchev

Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought

Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.

by · October 8, 2014 · News
Image: Gildir

Chris Hadfield’s New Goal: Help Raise The Standard Of Living (For Everyone On The Planet)

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way we look at space, through his recent stint on the International Space Station.

While he was in space, Hadfield made videos and took photos, letting everyone on Earth know what it was like to live in space and what he learned there.

by · October 7, 2014 · News, Science
Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

How can the water you get from your tap be older than the Earth, the sun and the solar system?
That’s not possible, right?

by · October 6, 2014 · News, Science