Jun 11 2021

Every Child Matters

On May 27, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced a heartbreaking discovery. The remains of 215 children were found at a former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. They were located using ground-penetrating radar. 

“To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” said Kukpi7...

Animals

Jun 04 2021

Baby Boom for the Right Whale

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...

Sports

May 28 2021

Now or Never for Tokyo Olympics

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)...

News

May 21 2021

Quebec Calls for Language Law Reform

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...

History

May 14 2021

Remembering the Chernobyl Nuclear Disast...

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...

Indigenous

May 07 2021

It Is Bright, It Is Lit

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,”...

News

Apr 30 2021

Stand Up and Be Counted

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...

News

Apr 23 2021

“We’re Not the Virus”

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...

News

Apr 16 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dead a...

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...

Health

Apr 09 2021

Something to Talk About

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...

News

Apr 01 2021

The World’s Biggest Traffic Jam

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....

News

Mar 12 2021

Canada Adds Proud Boys to Terror List

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...

Science

Mar 05 2021

Roving Around on Mars

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...