Wilbur the pig

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Wilbur plays with dogs.
Photo by Wayne Leidenfrost/The Province

Wilbur the pig
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 1

Listen to “Wilbur the pig” – Level 1
Reading by Nila Gopaul

Wilbur has a good life now.
He lives at a dog day care
in Vancouver.
The day care is called
Canine Adventure Den.

His owner, Kirsty MacGregor,
found Wilbur on the Internet.
Wilbur lived in Edmonton, Alberta.
He was sick, small and weak.
Wilbur weighed only eight kilograms (kg).

Kirsty “fell in love” with Wilbur.
She wanted to keep him.
Her husband said,
“‘Don’t do it!'”

Kirsty took Wilbur home.
Today he weighs 34 kg.

Pig 2

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Transit tax voting is closed.

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Find this package in your mailbox.
Photo by Nila Gopaul

Over 1.56 million ballot packages
were sent to registered voters
in Metro Vancouver
in mid-March.

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.