Over 1.56 million ballot packages
were sent to registered voters
in Metro Vancouver
About 45 per cent of voters
returned their packages.
The deadline was May 29 before 8:00 p.m.,
so voting is now closed.
We asked. You told us.
Transit Tax for Metro Vancouver – 0.5% increase
- 63% of our readers said “No” to the tax
- 37% of our readers said “Yes” to the tax
Metro Vancouver expects to have
the results of the vote in June.
Afghan refugee wins scholarship
Adapted from The Vancouver Courier by Nancy Carson
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Somaya Amiri is from Afghanistan.
Boys can go to school.
But girls cannot go.
It is 2011. Somaya and her parents
come to Vancouver.
They are refugees.
Somaya knows two words, “hi” and “bye”.
She cannot write English.
But she has a dream.
Somaya starts Grade 9
at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School.
She loves school.
Every morning, she learns 40 new words.
She practices speaking.
Somaya, now 17, applies for a scholarship.
And she wins.
It is February 2015.
Somaya says everyone helped her
to reach her dream.