B.C. First Nation wins land claim

Chief Roger William welcomes the decision. (Photo: Nick Procaylo/The Province)

Chief Roger William welcomes the decision.
(Photo: Nick Procaylo/The Province)

Level 3 

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Reading by: Corey Muench

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Duke and Sophie are best friends

Sophie sleeps on Duke. <br> (Photo courtesy of Richard Quiring, Wild Moon Organics)

Sophie sleeps on Duke.
(Photo courtesy of Richard Quiring, Wild Moon Organics)

Level 1

Adapted from Castanet.net

Duke lives on an organic farm
near Armstrong, B.C.
He is a big brown dog.
He is five years old.
The Quiring family owns the farm.
They raise pigs and cows.
Duke is the family’s pet.

An interesting story
A pig on their farm has babies.
She has 12 baby pigs or piglets.
One pig is very, very small.
This piglet is called a runt.
She cannot get milk from her mother.
Her brothers and sisters push her away.
Slowly the piglet gets weak.
She might die.

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Olga, “Super Senior”

Olga Kotelko holds a trophy. / (Photo: Arlen Redekop / The Vancouver Sun)

Olga Kotelko holds a trophy.
Photo by Arlen Redekop/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 1

Listen to the story Olga, ‘Super Senior'”
– Level 1 Reading by: Jessica Heafey

Olga Kotelko had an interesting life.
She was born on a farm.
Alone, she raised two children.
Later, she became a school teacher.
For 30 years, she taught in Burnaby, B.C.

Olga retires
It is 1984. Olga retires.
She does yoga. She swims.
She gardens. She plays Sudoku.

Then her life changes
In 1996, Olga tries track and field.
She is 77 years old!
She runs. She jumps. She throws.
Soon, Olga starts to compete.
She travels around the world.
She wins 750 gold medals.
“Your age is just a number,” she says.

In 2014, a man wrote a book about Olga.
The book is called What Makes Olga Run?

Olga died on June 24, 2014.
She was 95 years old.
Olga was a “Super Senior” with a super life.