Feb 12 2021
On November 17, Senator Murray Sinclair introduced a private member’s bill in the Senate. If passed, Bill S-218 will establish some of the strongest animal-protection laws in the world.
This ground-breaking animal rights bill is known as the Jane Goodall Act. Senator...
Feb 05 2021
Governor General Julie Payette resigned January 21 after a scathing report into workplace harassment at Rideau Hall. She is the first governor general to leave her post amid controversy.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Richard Wagner is standing in...
Jan 29 2021
What do camel racing, couscous, and a traditional Argentinian dance called chamamé have in common? They are new additions to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The UN organization added 29 new elements of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) to...
Jan 22 2021
Hockey Night in Canada is back, and it’s more Canadian than ever. The NHL has temporarily created an all-Canadian division, compressed the schedule and added a few new rules to keep the league running amidst the second wave of the pandemic.
Jan 15 2021
On January 6, after attending an incendiary rally by Donald Trump, thousands of pro-Trump extremists marched on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to prevent Congress from confirming President Joe Biden. This unparalleled assault on democracy has shaken the country.
Jan 08 2021
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s most prestigious civilian honours. It recognizes people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities. The Order’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM...
Dec 18 2020
On December 8, Health Canada approved the first vaccine for COVID-19. Canada is the third country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, after the U.K. and Bahrain.
“It has been a difficult year, and we are not out of this crisis yet,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “...
Dec 11 2020
Lab-grown meat was approved for sale for the first time this month. Singapore gave its thumbs up to the chicken nuggets produced by Eat Just Inc.
The cultured nuggets may look and taste like chicken, but this meat never had wings or feet or feathers. It doesn’t come...
Dec 04 2020
It’s been an exciting and productive autumn for a team of Egyptian archaeologists. On November 14, Mostafa Waziri, the general director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, unveiled 100 coffins the team found last month. The archaeologists discovered 59 more in...
Nov 27 2020
NASA astronauts don’t need to hitch a ride to the International Space Station anymore. SpaceX will give them a lift.
NASA discontinued its space shuttles a decade ago, and started looking for private companies to transport crews and cargo. To bridge the gap, the U.S....
Nov 20 2020
In October 2020, a team of Australian scientists stumbled across a mountain no one had ever seen before. This mountain—a living coral reef—lay hidden under the ocean’s surface, just 100 kilometres from northern Australia.
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...