The Great Bear Rainforest becomes a park!

PHOTO - ISTOCK Morning clouds on the coastal mountains

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Morning clouds on the coastal mountains

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

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The Great Bear Rainforest will become a park in the spring of 2016.

People fought to make this area a park for over 20 years. It took 10 years to make a deal.

The deal will protect the environment. It allows some logging and respects the wishes and economic opportunities of the Coastal First Nations.

PHOTO - ISTOCK A kermode or spirit bear is fishing in the stream.

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A kermode or spirit bear is fishing in the stream.

“I am proud and happy but still a little upset it took this long,” says Dallas Smith. Smith is president of the Nanwakolas Council, a First Nations organization.

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Mary makes chapatis in Kenya

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Mary Oluko in Kenya with one of her daughters.

Level 1 Mary lives in Kenya. Kenya is in east Africa. She has a son and two daughters. Mary has many friends. She likes them to visit her. I live in a small apartment in Mary’s yard. I am in Kenya for a few months to help teachers. I like to watch Mary cook. Sometimes I take pictures. Mary invites friends Today is Sunday. On Sundays Mary goes to church. But today she will not go. She is very busy. She invited seven friends to her home. Mary needs help to make lunch.

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I want to be an English teacher

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Merve, Nancy and Meliha on the Black Sea

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I visited eastern Turkey 12 years ago.
With a group of people in a small bus, I saw many places.
For three days we stayed in the beautiful old city of Amasya.
This city is close to the Black Sea.
My friend and I walked all over the city.
Shop windows were full of delicious food.
We tasted Turkish ice cream and other sweet treats.
People smiled when we tried to speak Turkish.

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