It’s official. Canadians will go to the polls to vote in a federal election on October 21. Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to Governor General Julie Payette to ask her to “dissolve Parliament,” the protocol […]
Author: Joyce Grant
On Saturday, nineteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu made history by winning the US Open tennis tournament. She became the first Canadian ever to win a Grand Slam singles title. (In this case, a “Grand Slam” event is one of the four most […]
Protests are continuing in Hong Kong. With many of the city’s young people starting a new school year, they are expected to continue on campuses as well.
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New Orleans-based chef Leah Chase was one of the most prominent experts on Creole cooking in the world. At her upscale restaurant, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, she served Louisiana Creole dishes: barbecued ribs, stuffed crab, gumbo. Leah Chase passed away last […]
Bounce … bounce … bounce-bounce. Everyone held their breath. And then thousands of Canadians jumped to their feet and screamed with excitement. That was the scene inside Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, and outside the arena in what’s known as Jurassic Park […]
The Canadian $10 bill has been given the Bank Note of the Year Award for 2018, by the International Bank Note Society The bill, which features social justice icon Viola Desmond, is the first one in Canada to be vertical instead of horizontal. In other words, the images on the bill are to be viewed up-and-down rather than sideways.
The bill is made of polymer rather than paper.
It is the first Canadian bank note (bill) to feature a woman other than the Queen of England.
The Philippines wants Canada to take back its trash. A hundred and three huge shipping containers filled with plastic and electronic garbage have been sitting at a port near Manila, the country’s capital city. The Philippines is made up of […]
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques recently celebrated his first 100 days in space. He left Earth aboard the Soyuz rocket on Dec. 3, 2018 with American astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko. They will live on board the International […]
Politics heated up last week in Canada and in the United States. In both countries, people were giving “testimony” about their leaders–Justin Trudeau (Canada) and Donald Trump (United States). “Testimony,” in this case, is when people make a public statement […]