Nov 13 2020
The United States went to the polls November 3. Four days later, the results were clear. Joe Biden will be the country’s next president.
The president-elect brings plenty of experience to the job. He served as a senator for 36 years and vice president to Barack Obama...
Nov 06 2020
Asbestos, Quebec is changing its name. Why? Because it’s named after a mineral that kills 100,000 people a year. That’s not a terrific selling point for a town that’s trying to attract business.
“We are losing great business opportunities just because of our name,”...
Oct 30 2020
On October 13, several hundred non-Indigenous commercial lobster fishers and their supporters raided two facilities where Mi’kmaw fishers were storing their catches.
At a lobster pound in New Edinburgh, rioters set a van on fire, stole lobsters, and damaged the...
Oct 23 2020
Have you heard about QAnon? It’s a fringe, unfounded conspiracy theory, spreading via social media, that has infected the United States.
What are the details of this theory? It sounds like the plot of a new vampire movie: A powerful secret cult of politicians and...
Oct 16 2020
Naming traditions vary widely from culture to culture. Children may take their father’s surname, their mother’s surname, both, or neither, depending on local laws and customs. They may be named for family members, religious figures, their birth order, appearance – even...
Oct 09 2020
On September 23, the federal government announced plans for the Atlantic Loop, a large regional power grid that would supply the Maritimes with clean, green electricity.
Electricity is often generated far from the place it’s used. It is transmitted from source to...
Oct 02 2020
America has lost an outspoken advocate for equal rights. U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as the Notorious RBG, lost her fifth battle with cancer September 18. She was 87.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in 1933. She grew up during the Great...
Sep 25 2020
Wildfires are scorching the west coast of the United States from Mexico to the Canadian border. Almost 27,000 square kilometres of California, Oregon, and Washington state have gone up in flames over the past month, an area half as big as Nova Scotia.
Sep 18 2020
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics has been poisoned. Alexei Navalny, a 44-year-old political activist, collapsed on a flight to Moscow on August 20. Traces of Novichok, a Russian military-grade nerve poison, were found in his blood.
Sep 11 2020
A growing outcry against controversial Indigenous team names, logos, and mascots has persuaded three pro sports teams to consider rebranding. The CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, Washington’s NFL team, and baseball’s Cleveland Indians have rejected pressure for many years. In...
Aug 26 2020
A species that nearly disappeared from B.C. is back. Sea otters are frolicking off the B.C. coastline in numbers that haven’t been seen in almost 200 years.
The return of this fuzzy, playful critter has brought unexpected benefits. It’s repairing the entire marine...
Aug 21 2020
Hagia Sophia is Turkey’s biggest tourist attraction, attracting almost four million visitors a year. For the past 86 years, this iconic Istanbul landmark has been a museum.
In July, however, the Turkish government converted Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. That...