Two paws in the ocean, and two paws on the land

 Wolves that live on islands off the B.C. coast eat mostly fish. Photo by Guillaume Mazille/Courtesy of raincoast.org

Wolves that live on islands off the B.C. coast eat mostly fish.
Photo by Guillaume Mazille, Courtesy of raincoast.org


Two paws in the ocean, and two paws on the land
The fish-eating gray wolves of B.C.’s coastal islands

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
Level 2

The Heiltsuk* people of Bella Bella
knew something special
about B.C.’s gray wolves.
For 6,000 years the Heiltsuk
have lived in that area.
They have always known
that there is more than one kind
of gray wolf on the coast.
Canadian and Polish researchers
recently used science to prove
the same thing.
* say:  HEL-tsuk

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Fun fact about B.C. – neon

1960 at night of on Granville Street downtown Photo by Ken Oakes/The Vancouver Sun

1960 at night of on Granville Street downtown
Photo by Ken Oakes/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul

Neon signs are electric signs.
They contain neon and other gases.
The signs are made of glass tubes.
These tubes are bent
and made into interesting shapes
with different colours.

In the 1950s, Vancouver had 19,000 neon signs.
This means that there was one sign
for every 18 people!
The only city with more neon signs
per capita* was Shanghai.
*per capita – per person/per head

Click here to see photos of Vancouver (then and now).
Click the photos
to see how the places have changed.
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Canada Winter Games – 2015

Canada Winter Game torch ceremony in Victoria, B.C. Photo by The Province of British Columbia/CC, Flickr

Canada Winter Game Torch ceremony in Victoria, B.C.
Photo by The Province of British Columbia/CC, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 3

Listen to “Canada Winter Games”- Level 3
Reading by Corey Muench

Prince George, B.C., will host
the Canada Winter Games
in February 2015.

The city will also celebrate
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