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Yogi Berra, 1956. Image: Baseball Digest, front cover, September issue.

Beloved Baseball Legend, Yogi Berra, Dead At 90

One of baseball’s legends has died. Yogi Berra, 90, passed away last week. He will be remembered by baseball fans as one of the greatest catchers ever to play the game.

by · September 27, 2015 · News, Sports
Photograph of male students from Fort Albany Residential School in class overseen by a nun c 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. Source:

Coming To Grips With A Shameful Past

Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.

by · June 7, 2015 · News, Politics
A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
B.B. King with Lucille. Image: Stoned59

The Thrill is Gone: Music Legend B.B. King Passes Away at 89

On May 14, 2015, the music legend passed away at the age of 89, leaving a legacy of 43 studio albums, 16 live albums, and 138 singles.

by · May 17, 2015 · Arts, Entertainment
Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

When people go to the ballgame, part of the fun is hearing the cheers from the crowd when there is a home run, or the excitement of seeing a foul ball drop into the outstretched glove of a fan. However, for the first […]

by · May 4, 2015 · News, Sports
Image: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part I)

How much do you know about the news that happened in 2014? Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year.

by · January 4, 2015 · Lighter, News
Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
Mastadon skeleton. Image: Kevin Saff

Climate Change, Not Hunting, Killed Off Mastodons

Mastodons in Canada’s north were probably wiped out by the start of a new Ice Age, and not by human hunters, according to a new scientific study.
Early humans have commonly been blamed for hunting mastodons to extinction in North America.

by · December 17, 2014 · Animals, Environment, 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
Woolly mammoth restoration at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Image: WolfmanSF

Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning

A woolly mammoth carcass that was frozen in ice for 40,000 years may make it possible for scientists to bring the extinct species back to life.
The mammoth was found embedded in ice on a remote island off northern Russia in May 2013.

by · November 25, 2014 · Animals, News