Wilbur the pig


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

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

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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.

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Bernice Gordon, a crossword pioneer

Bernice Gordon, a crossword pioneer
(January 11, 1914 – January 29, 2015)
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Bernice Gordon loved to make crossword puzzles.
Her first crossword was published in 1952.
It was published in a U.S. newspaper, The New York Times.
For over 60 years, Bernice made
one crossword puzzle each day.
Her crosswords went into
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B.C. doctor


Julio Montaner is an HIV/AIDS expert.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Vancouver Sun

B.C. doctor
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

 Listen to “B.C. Doctor” – Level 1
Reading by Jessica Heafey

Julio* Montaner was born
in Argentina in 1956.
He came to B.C.
to study in the 1980s.
* Say – hoo-lee-oh

He worked at St. Paul’s Hospital.
There, Julio met his wife.
So he stayed in Canada.
And he became a doctor.
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