Watson Gloves

Watson Gloves opened in 1918

Watson Gloves opened in 1918.
Photo – Courtesy of Watson Gloves

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Do you like to garden?
Do you wear gloves
when you garden?
They are probably made
by a company called Watson Gloves.

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A pair of Watson Gloves

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The shop that cuts for charity

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Iveta and Anna in their barber shop, downtown Vancouver
Photo by Ian Lindsay/The Vancouver Sun

The shop that cuts for charity
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 2

Iveta, 47, and Anna, 37, live in Vancouver.
And they cut hair. They cut men’s hair.
“No women, no children. Just men,” Anna said.

A shop for men
The shop has two TVs. The TVs show sports.
The walls have photos of hockey players.


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A new home for senior elephants

A new home for senior elephants
A trip from Seattle to Oklahoma City

Adapted from the Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 1

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Bamboo is going to a new home.
Photo by Cara_VSAngel/CC, Flickr

Two seniors are going
to a new home.
Their new home is 3,219 kilometres away.
The trip takes 35 to 40 hours.
They are going in a very large truck.
The truck is called a flatbed.

Each senior rides in a big crate.
They will be comfortable.
The truck stops along the way.
They can rest at the stops.

A flatbed truck is carrying two elephants to their new home. Photo by Graham Richardson/CC, Flickr

A flatbed truck is carrying two elephants to their new home.
Photo by Graham Richardson/CC, Flickr

Big eaters
The staff at their old home
packed a lot of food for the long trip.
They packed 91 kilograms of pellets.
They packed 300 kilograms of hay.
Six big boxes of fruit are on the truck.
Watermelon, cantaloupe
and honeydew melon are in the boxes.

And two balls for play are on the truck.
They will have lots of water.
The truck has a 246-litre tank.
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