Wildlife returning to the city

PHOTO: ARLEN REDEKOP / VANCOUVER SUN A new beaver pond was built at Hinge Park in Vancouver.

PHOTO: ARLEN REDEKOP / VANCOUVER SUN
A new beaver pond was built at Hinge Park in Vancouver.

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

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Black-tailed deer left Vancouver 30 years ago. Elk disappeared from the False Creek area a century ago. The last cougar in Vancouver was shot in Stanley Park in 1911.

People in Vancouver did not want large wild animals to live in town.

Parts of Vancouver are close to natural areas

Parts of Vancouver still have some large wildlife. They are close to natural areas.

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Prime Minister Trudeau in Washington

PHOTO: COURTESY THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINSTER Prime Minster Trudeau and President Obama talk to the crowd at the White House.

PMO PHOTO by –  Adam Scotti (March 2016)
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House.    —   Le premier ministre Trudeau et le président Obama tiennent une conférence de presse conjointe dans la Roseraie, à la Maison-Blanche.


 

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Americans are excited about Prime Minister Trudeau.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the President of the United States. He stayed for three days.

This was the first official visit of a Canadian Prime Minister to the United States in 20 years.

Hundreds of people greeted Prime Minister Trudeau at the White House in Washington, D.C. The White House was decorated with Canadian and American flags.

“We are very proud to welcome the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years. About time, eh?” U.S. President Obama said.

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Raise Your Hands Against Racism

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER
This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

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Spice Radio Vancouver 1200 AM is asking people around the world to raise their hands. They want you to show your hands in colour. They want to show that skin colour should not define or separate us.

Shushma Datt started it

Shushma Datt and friends started the event in 2015. The Hindu festival of Holi inspired her.

The festival of Holi celebrates spring. It is also called the festival of love.

The festival of Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is popular with non-Hindus too.

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