LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

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The Burnaby School District LINC 1 class sent a cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross to help in Fort McMurray. Photo – Rachel Spence


Carolyn Moi was sad. She watched the news. In May, a huge wildfire burned Fort McMurray. People lost their homes.

Carolyn had an idea

Carolyn is a teacher for the Burnaby School District. She teaches an adult LINC 1 class.

Carolyn’s class wanted to help the people from Fort McMurray.

At the same time, the class was learning about Canada’s money. The LINC 1 class wanted to help people from Fort McMurray and learn more about Canadian money.

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Wildlife returning to the city

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

A new beaver pond was built at Hinge Park in Vancouver.

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort


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.



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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