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....


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...


Feb 26 2021


Loujain Alhathloul was released from a Saudi Arabian prison on February 6. The high-profile activist had been imprisoned for 1001 days for her outspoken advocacy for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative Arab nation. Loujain and nine other women were arrested in May...


Jan 08 2021

“They Desire a Better Country”

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...


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...


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., on October 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Oct 02 2020

R.I.P. R.B.G.

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...


A forest burns as the Bobcat Fire grows, out of control, near Wrightwood, California, on September 18, 2020. [EPA/DAVID MCNEW]
Sep 25 2020

On Fire

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. California was...


Sep 18 2020

Banned Nerve Poison Fells Russian Activi...

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. The Kremlin...


Aug 13 2020

Fighting the Good Fight

The United States lost a hero of the civil rights movement in July. Congressman John Lewis devoted his life to social justice. From a young age, he led marches and nonviolent protests against segregation and systemic racism…