Jun 04 2021
Oh, baby, it was a good year for North Atlantic right whale births!
Researchers have been concerned for the survival of this critically-endangered marine mammal, which was hunted to the brink of extinction by the late 19th century.
The North Atlantic right whale has...
May 28 2021
The 2020 Olympic Summer Games kick off in Tokyo, Japan on July 23, followed by the Paralympics on August 24. The Games are a year late, courtesy of COVID-19.
Though Canadian athletes were understandably disappointed when the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
May 21 2021
In 1977, the Charter of the French Language, also known as Bill 101, established French as Quebec’s primary language of education, business, and government. However, recent studies have shown that the use of French in homes and the workplace is in decline, particularly...
May 14 2021
Shortly after midnight on April 26, 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. Thirty-five years later, Chernobyl is still the world’s worst nuclear accident.
In 1986, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. The Chernobyl nuclear plant was...
May 07 2021
A new Inuit art centre opened at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) in March. Qaumajuq will showcase the world’s largest public collection of Inuit art.
“The WAG has this extraordinary collection of Inuit art, close to 14,000 objects (and) another 8000 on long-term loan,”...
Apr 30 2021
Canada is a diverse, growing nation with a population of 38 million. How does the government know how many people live here, where they live, and where they work? How does it determine what programs individual Canadians need and how much to budget for them? How does it...
Apr 23 2021
Anti-Asian racism is surging in Canada. According to data gathered by the Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC), people of Chinese descent reported 1150 incidents between March 2020 and February 2021. While reports came in from every province, the lion’s share were...
Apr 16 2021
On April 9, Buckingham Palace posted sad news.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”
He died two months before his 100th birthday, after a life of devoted...
Apr 09 2021
In January, the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society launched a project to combat the loneliness felt by isolated seniors.
How did the Chilliwack, B.C. health agency deal with the problem? It turned to another demographic that is also missing social...
Apr 01 2021
On March 23, one of the world’s largest container ships blocked one of the world’s most important shipping lanes. The MV Ever Given got stuck while travelling through Egypt’s Suez Canal.
The Suez Canal, which opened in 1869, connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean....
Mar 12 2021
Canada has added the Proud Boys to its list of terrorist groups. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair made the announcement February 3.
The Proud Boys is an all-male, neo-fascist group, founded in 2016 by Gavin McInnes, a Canadian far-right media personality. The group...
Mar 05 2021
NASA landed a rover on Mars in February. The mission left Earth last July, landing on Mars eight months and 472 million kilometres later.
Perseverance has a dual mission: to find proof of past life on the Red Planet and to learn if Mars may support human life in the...