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 […]
Author: Joyce Grant
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 […]
Every year, the biggest awards for movies and actors are given out at a star-studded ceremony known as the Academy Awards, or “Oscars” for short. The award for Best Picture went to the movie Green Book, Best Actress was awarded […]
Do you know anyone named Aroha, Laken or Frost? By the end of the year, you might. Those names follow some of the biggest baby-name trends for 2019, according to nameberry, a website that is all about names for babies […]
This year’s Super Bowl was between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. In a fairly uneventful game, the Patriots won, 13 to 3. The Patriots led the Rams 3-0 at half-time. In the second half, the Rams […]
Eat more fruits, vegetables and proteins that come from plants. That’s the advice from Health Canada, which introduced a new Canada’s Food Guide last week. You should also limit “processed” foods and try to eat out less often. Processed foods […]
By Monique Conrod A teenager from Saudi Arabia has been welcomed into Canada as a refugee, after fleeing from her family and country. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, ran away from her family on January 6. She planned to fly […]