Post Tagged with: "United States"

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
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
Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Scientists have made some surprising discoveries in space recently.
The European Space Agency (ESA) sent a probe, called Rosetta, six billion kilometres into space to meet up with a comet known as 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

by · December 15, 2014 · News, Science
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
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
Hospital sign. Image: Ltljltlj

Saskatchewan Couple Faces $1M Medical Bill

A Saskatchewan couple is discovering just how helpful people can be.
Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and husband Darren Kimmel found themselves facing a massive medical bill, but now Canadians are coming forward to help them cover their costs.

by · November 23, 2014 · Health, News
Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

It’s been snowing in Buffalo, New York.
And snowing. And snowing. And snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing.

by · November 20, 2014 · Environment, News