Canada

February 29, 2024

What's an age-appropriate gift for your 20th birthday — but you're actually 80 years old?

Being born on Feb. 29 is obviously rare. Between 2012 and 2022, 308,968 people were born in the month of February, according to Statistics Canada data. Only 2,785 people were born on Feb. 29.
February 29, 2024

Why this Ontario area may be the best place to be for next month's total solar eclipse

Robert Cockcroft, director of McMaster University’s William J. McCallion Planetarium, explains why the Hamilton-Niagara area is the place to be during the total solar eclipse in April and why the eclipse is such a big deal.
February 29, 2024

Court upholds Quebec law that bars teachers, police from wearing religious symbols

The law, which has been in place for five years, prevents a number of civil servants — including teachers and police officers — from wearing religious symbols while on the job. 
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