David Johnston appointed Governor General. Canada and the United States originally left England on very different terms. The United States broke ties with England completely, whereas Canada continued to be an English colony, accepting the British king or queen as […]
Should these people have to pay to ride the bus? Recently, Toronto Mayoral candidate Rob Ford complained that more than 21,000 people in Toronto receive free TTC Metropasses. He said this was a case of wasted money and that these […]
WHO RIGHTFULLY OWNS $12.5-MILLION TICKET? Someone in Burlington, Ontario may be $12.5 million dollars richer – and not even know it. In 2003, someone from Burlington or St. Catherines bought a lottery ticket. After the lottery draw, they […]
Who will become Toronto’s next mayor? That’s the question voters will answer on October 25, when they elect a new mayor to replace retiring Toronto Mayor David Miller. It has been an exciting race so far, largely because of a […]
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 […]
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 […]
One way airlines reduce the cost of flights is to make passengers pay for any frills or extras such as meals, drinks, checked baggage and — as with one airline in Europe — even use of the washroom. Ireland’s Ryanair makes passengers pay one British pound to use the bathroom on the plane with a coin slot in the side of the door.
Now, a company called Aviointeriors has invented a new type of airline seat. It gives passengers less leg room than traditional seats, allowing airlines to pack more people into a plane. More people per plane means a lower cost for each person’s airline ticket.
The new seat resembles a saddle and provides just 58 cm of leg room compared with the 81 cm of leg room offered by traditional airline seats.
With the new seats, passengers would bear most of their weight on their legs, so the seats would only be useful for short flights, of no more than three hours.
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 […]