Election time

Surrey, BC mayor, Dianne Watts, cuts ribbon. (Photo: Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun)

Surrey, BC mayor, Dianne Watts, cuts ribbon.
(Photo: Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun)

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Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and The Province by Nila Gopaul

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Why can’t girls play baseball?

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship. Photo courtesy of Connie Mah.

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship.
Photo courtesy of Connie Mah

A girl from Vancouver becomes part of history.

Adapted from The Province by Nancy Carson
Level 2

South Vancouver’s Little League
baseball team was in the U.S.
for two weeks this summer.

The team won the Canadian
championships in Quebec,
in early August.

So, they won the chance to go to
the Little League World Series.
The series is always in the U.S.

Someone unusual
People at the series closely watched
one Vancouver player, Emma March.
They watched an American girl, too.
Why? Emma and Mo’ne Davis,
are only the 17th and 18th girls
to play in the series in 68 years!

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Oppenheimer Park’s tent city goes

Oppenheimer Park’s tent city (Photo: Kim Stallknecht/The Vancouver Sun

Oppenheimer Park’s tent city
(Photo: Kim Stallknecht/The Vancouver Sun)

Adapted from The Province and The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Tent city
About 150 campers are living
in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park.
The park is in the Downtown Eastside (DTES).
The campers have been there since July 15.
They have no home.
They have no place to go.

Tent city goes
On October 15, 2014, tent city will go.
The city has ordered the campers to leave.
But they have nowhere to go, they say.

Shelters
There are places to stay, the city says.
They are called shelters.
Some people say the shelters
are not safe. They are not comfortable.
People have to sleep
on the floor.

Promise
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
promised to end homelessness by 2015.
Today there are about 550 people
with no home.

One person called tent city
“an eyesore” (very ugly to look at).

Another person says tent city
is a good way to show people
the homeless problem.

One woman asks,
“259 agencies that help the DTES
and not any of these 259 can give help?”

Some people say,
“Shame on the city, shame on the government.”

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