Canadian athletes to arrive at Commonwealth Games tomorrow. Athletes around the world are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games, which begin in New Delhi, India on Oct. 3. A team of 35 Canadians arrived last week at the event’s […]
Author: Joyce Grant
MONKEYS GUARDING THE GAMES Langur monkeys have been put in front of some of the main venues at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. They’re there to scare off wild dogs, snakes and other wild monkeys that might endanger the […]
A company called Aviointeriors has invented a new type of airline seat.
Walruses in Alaska are coming off the ice floes and onto the shore, in the tens of thousands. The sea ice they normally rest on has melted. On the shores of Alaska, the walruses are now packed shoulder to shoulder, […]
There are lots of international celebrities in Toronto right now, because the city is hosting a huge film festival, called TIFF or the “Toronto International Film Festival.” Big stars like Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala from Star Wars), Matt Damon, Colin […]
Ever wanted to be a rock star? Twenty-five kids from the Regent Park School of Music in Toronto are going to get a chance to sing with one of the biggest rock stars ever, Roger Waters formerly from the band […]
For more than three months, more than 80 million litres of oil have gushed from a broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Don’t drink from those glasses, Don-keh! McDonald’s is recalling all of the “Shrek” glasses it sold recently, because the paint on them could make people sick. The paint contains cadmium, which could cause long-term health effects for people who drink […]
If you’ve ever suffered a “bad call” in a sport, just think how Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga feels.
Last Wednesday, he pitched a “perfect game.” That’s a game in which the pitcher gets every one of the 27 batters out from the other team.
Perfect games are very rare. There have only been 20 of them in history, so if a pitcher gets a perfect game, it’s a very big deal.
Teen fights principal’s decision–and wins. Hamish Jacobs has won the right to wear a kilt to his high-school graduation. The 19-year-old Alberta student asked his principal, earlier this month, if he could wear a kilt when he graduates. The principal […]