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Month: July 2014
Bike polo is a wild ride
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort Level 2 What is bike polo? Bike polo is played by six people on bicycles. They chase a hard orange ball. They hit the ball with mallets. Players cover the wheels. This keeps the ball out of the spokes. The sport is getting more popular. Everyone is welcome to…Continue Reading
Tough jobs in B.C.
Tough jobs in B.C. Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul Level 3 Bronwyn Barter is a paramedic in Nelson, B.C. Paramedics help people in emergency medical situations. They help people before they get to the hospital. Bronwyn wanted to be a paramedic at five years old. At the time, she was with her sister and father. It…Continue Reading
You can text 911 for help
Adapted from The Province by Patty Bossort Level 3 Are you deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired? Now you can text for help. The new service is called T911. You can text police, ambulance and fire emergency services for help. The service is available in: • Southwestern BC • Metro Vancouver • Squamish • Whistler • Pemberton •…Continue Reading
Canada Post honours C.D. Hoy
Level 3 Canada Post has seven new stamps. A famous Canadian photographer is on each stamp. See the stamps here. C.D. Hoy is on one of these stamps. Hoy was a famous photographer. He lived in Quesnel, B.C. B.C. road trip The Westcoast Reader editor and Nancy Carson drove to Quesnel, B.C. in 2012. It was summer. They went to the Quesnel and District…Continue Reading