(September 16, 2020) The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is Canada’s first Black National Historic Site. Amherstburg, Ontario, was a chief entry point for Underground Railroad refugees into Canada. Members of the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Amherstburg added a museum to the church site in 1966 as a testament to its significance. With the construction of a new, … [Read more...] about Amherstburg Freedom Museum: Commemorating the Underground Railroad in Canada
(September 8, 2020) At this time of year, the city of Toronto is usually alive with visitors, flocking around theatres for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This year, TIFF 2020 opens on September 10 and closes on September 19. Adapting to the changing times, the festival has opted for a creative mixture of cinema, drive-in, and digital screenings.We’ve … [Read more...] about TIFF 2020: Festival Re-imagined
(August 21, 2020) According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 250 thousand people have been left homeless by the explosion at the port of Beirut. The Beirut explosion left more than 160 dead, 6,000 injured, 300,000 homeless, including 100,000 children without shelter. More are missing. "Hospitals close to the Beirut explosion have been heavily damaged … [Read more...] about Beirut explosion stops time
A young planet: Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, astronomers discovered this gas giant orbiting a bright star named GJ 504 in 2013. Several times the mass of Jupiter and similar in size, the new world, dubbed GJ 504b, is the lowest-mass planet ever detected around a star. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger “Someone once told … [Read more...] about “After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.”
(July 14, 2020) We love our children. We’ll do anything for them, won’t we? Politicians constantly appeal to our natural sense of care for children, to demonstrate their good intentions, or to amplify the dangers from which they are uniquely qualified to shield us. "Won't someone please think of the children," is becoming a cynical catchphrase. And yet the United Nations says, … [Read more...] about Are the kids all right?