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An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics
Poppies. Image: Benoit Aubry

Canada Marks Remembrance Day

The hostilities of World War I officially ended at 11:00 on November 11, 1918.
In others words, at 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month.
That is why in Canada and many other countries, Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 each year, with a moment of silence at 11:00.

by · November 10, 2014 · News
The Berlin Wall guarded by Soldiers. Image: Yann

25th Anniversary Of Tearing Down Of The Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down.

On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Berlin at a ceremony to mark the occasion.

by · November 9, 2014 · News, Politics
Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all-time.

A Second Painting Underneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room”

Pablo Picasso was an artist who worked in early part of the 20th century. He is one of the most famous painters to have ever lived.

Recently it was discovered that underneath Picasso’s masterpiece, The Blue Room, there is another painting.

by · November 5, 2014 · Arts, News
Image: Northern Ireland Office

The Queen Sends A Tweet

The Queen of England is on Twitter.

She posted her first tweet recently, about an exhibit she had just officially opened.

by · October 26, 2014 · News, Technology
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
Image: The Toronto Star

Canada Post Issues New Hockey Stamps

Canada Post has created a new set of stamps all about hockey.

Six famous hockey defencemen will each be featured on a stamp.

by · October 5, 2014 · News, Sports
Image: David Kilpatrick/Toronto Star

Scotland Votes To Stay In UK

Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK).

The United Kingdom is short for the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” It is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

by · September 24, 2014 · News, Politics