Want places to get current events? with a Canadian focus?
News For Kids
NewsForKids summarizes important stories in language that is accessible to kids. (plus teaching materials)
There are some good materials available via the CBC site, (ie. the "National in 10 minutes".) and check out the CBC archives site for a look back in time.
Local /Regional / National Paper
The 24 hours paper is available in digital format. Each issue is a mix of local, regional, national and international news. Articles are short and often have a Canadian focus.
For a less "canado-centric" perspective:
Time For Kids
New York Times for Kids
PBS News for Kids
BBC News for Kids