Bear cubs need help

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Orphaned bear cubs
Photo by Peter Langen for The Province

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul

In Smithers, B.C., 30 hungry bear cubs*
play and live at an animal shelter.
The cubs are orphaned.
This means each cub has lost its mother.
Most mothers were killed
by accident – by cars and trucks.
*cubs – a young bear, fox, lion

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Canadian Football


B.C. Lions Jordan Rodgers (left) and Travis Lulay during practice in Surrey.
Photo by Arlen Redekop/The Vancouver Sun

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In Canada, football started in the early 1860s.
It started as rugby football.
Later, the game became Canadian football.

The first football match
was a practice game.
It was played on November 9, 1861.
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