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 […]
A thirty-year-old environmental mystery has finally been solved. Since the 1980s, pieces of plastic telephones that look like Garfield—the lazy cartoon cat—have been washing up on beaches in France. People living in Brittany, in the northwest of France, have picked […]
An investigation into possible illegal activities by Donald Trump, the president of the United States, and people involved in his election campaign, is over. The investigation, which was headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, took two years. Mueller and his […]
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 […]
Opportunity, a rover sent to explore the surface of Mars, has completed its mission, NASA announced on February 13. The rover is a motorized vehicle about the size of a golf cart. It had explored the surface of Mars for […]
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 […]