Here at Station 325, smack in Toronto’s east end, the guys work a 24 hour shift every 28 days. Ride along with our writer on one of their shifts.
Montreal firefighters transformed a trailer into a fire-scene simulator to provide kids with hands-on lessons as they learn about fire safety.
Firefighters need to be prepared for anything at a moment’s notice. It all starts with keeping every piece of equipment, and themselves, in top working order.
More than 80 percent of fire departments in Canada are partially or fully volunteer. These Halifax-area volunteer firefighters respond to over 200 calls each year.
Packing up all your belongings and leaving the nest can be both exhilarating and scary. Whatever your approach to going away to school it’s important to start your academic career off on the right foot. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind.
Mathew Vizbulis (rescue hero, 2006), a 29-year-old artist who jumped into the Niagara River to save three people from drowning, certainly has more than a few of the characteristics of a hero. Former politician and diplomat Stephen Lewis has many. Do you? Here are some of the traits that make for a heroic attitude. […]
Whether it’s our sense of humour, warm smile, or cunning smarts, we all carry parts of our mothers within us. In honour of this Mother’s Day, four Canadian celebrities pay tribute to the best advice their mothers passed on to them.
When Jerry Levitan was 14, he tracked down John Lennon at a hotel in Toronto, barged in his room and spent a day talking with the famous Beatle and recording Lennon’s message of peace.
Read this story aloud to your children or get them to interpret the story. The script can also be used for a puppet show since the estage directions (in italics) show where to use different puppets and props. The links below offer directions on how to make the puppets and backdrops.
In the December 2007 issue of Reader’s Digest, the author writes about an unlikely friendship between a Second World War bomber pilot and a Japanese man who lived through the horror on the ground in Kumagaya, Japan. Here, the writer takes us behind the scenes of the article.
Canada has seven official Books of Remembrance, each housed under protective glass in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower, located on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The books are a record of the names of Canadians who have lost their lives in military service since 1884 – more than 118,000 names in all.
Every day at 11:00 a.m., a member of the House of Commons Protective Service Staff enters the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower, located on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to perform the same simple yet solemn task – turning the pages in the Books of Remembrance.
On learning that African children were dying for lack of clean water, the young Canadian decided to act
Having delivered the last of his explosives to seismic crews working on the Alaska Highway, Ray Kitchen, a 56-year-old trucker from Fort Nelson, B.C., decided to stop off at the Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park. There, his 11-year-old daughter, Joline, and her friend Sarah, who were along for the ride, could enjoy a swim. A […]
Amid the bustle and the buying, the eats and the treats, take time to rekindle the real spirit of the season.
From its first publication, “A Christmas Carol” has charmed and inspired millions. There have been scores of editions and translations, and many stage, TV and film adaptations, making it one of the best-loved stories of all time. Less well known is the fact that this little book of celebration grew out of a dark period in the author’s career — and, in some ways, changed the course of his life forever.
What—and who—lurks behind closed doors across our nation?
Wilfrid Laurier was barely a month into his new job as Canada’s Prime Minister in August 1896 when gold was discovered on Rabbit (later Bonanza) Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River. Following that strike, local miners who dreamed of striking it rich quickly flooded the area. News of the find was confined to the […]
Most of us have become accustomed to seeing the homeless on our streets. What surprises us is the unprecedented rise in the number of those without a place to call home. Twenty years ago, the problem of homelessness seemed minor and was thought to be about single men with alcohol problems living on the streets. […]
In co-operation with the RCMP and other police agencies, Reader's Digest launches a manhunt for this country's most heinous criminals