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 […]
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2019 Oscars Awarded
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 […]
2019 Baby-Name Trends: Global, Nonbinary, Gems
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 […]
Food Groups Are Out, Plants Are In: New Health Canada Guidelines
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 […]
Yellow Vest Protests Continue in France
For the past five Saturdays, people in France have taken to the streets to protest against their government. They wear bright yellow vests; the demonstrations are known as the “yellow vest protests.”
The protesters want the government to lower the tax on gasoline so fuel will cost less, and they want a better cost-of-living. They also want to be “heard” by the government, to be listened to.
Huge Australian Steer Goes Viral (But Pssst … There’s A Bigger One In Canada!)
Knickers the steer has caught people’s interest, around the world.
The 6’4″ steer is so much bigger than the cattle he lives with that he has become an Internet sensation. Knickers lives in Australia and weighs 1,400 kilograms. An average bull weighs about 1,100 kgs.
Tyne Logan, at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) told reporter Jacqueline Lynch about an enormous Holstein Friesian steer he had seen. She went along to see for herself just how big Knickers is. On the ABC website, she says Knickers was “pretty intimidating when all of his 1,4000 kilograms first came lumbering through the gate towards me.”
Former US President George Bush Dead at 94
The body of former US president George Bush will “lie in state” in Washington, DC, and then return to Texas for burial.
George Bush was the 41st president of the United States. (He is not to be confused with his son, George W. Bush, who was also a US president, from 2001 to 2009.)
George Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.
Canadian Astronaut To Board ISS
The International Space Station is a spacecraft that orbits the Earth; it is part laboratory and part home for astronauts. And soon it will have a new resident.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will make the journey to the ISS on December 3. The launch is set for 6:30 a.m. He will remain on the spacecraft for about six months.
It is his first mission as an astronaut. It is the 17th space flight for the Canadian Astronaut Corps, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
While he is on board the ISS, Saint-Jacques will conduct experiments and demonstrate technology.
Mid-Term Election Puts Democrats In Control Of US House Of Representatives
The House of Representatives in the United States is now controlled by the Democrats. The Senate remains in the control of the Republicans.
The Democrats and Republicans are two political parties in the United States (groups of people with very different ideas about how the country should be run). US President Donald Trump is a Republican.
On Nov. 6, the United States had a big election, called the “mid-term” elections. Americans vote for who they wanted to represent them in two main branches of their government: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Man Kicked Off WestJet Flight For Being Asleep Before Takeoff
A British Columbia man was made to leave a flight because he was asleep right before takeoff.
Stephen Bennett, his wife, Josefa Sapelino, and their son, were taking a WestJet flight from Toronto, Ontario to Cuba on Oct. 13. (They had already flown from Burnaby, BC to Toronto.) Bennett took a sleeping pill which he had been given by a doctor. The flight attendants couldn’t easily wake him up as the plane was preparing to take off. They became worried there was something medically wrong with him, according to CTV News.
Sapelino was eventually able to wake her husband up. That’s when he discovered that the flight attendants wanted him to get off the plane.