Can we save the ocean?

Bryan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office. Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Boyan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office.
Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

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Boyan Slat says, ”Yes, we can!”

Who is Boyan Slat?

Boyan Slat is 21 years old. He lives in the Netherlands.

Boyan started thinking about how to clean up the ocean when he was 16 years old. His family was on vacation near Greece. He liked to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

He noticed a problem in the water

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The Summer Jobs Program

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience. Photo - Bek Summons

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Level 3

In March, Prime Minister Trudeau announced more money for the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

The Summer Jobs Program helps students get summer jobs. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

Last year, the federal government spent $106 million on the program. They created 34,000 summer jobs.

This year, the federal government will spend $113 million on the program. They will create 70,000 jobs for students.

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Brother and sister cook up sauce

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

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Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

Skylar and Chloe Sinow run their own business.

They make and sell pasta sauces.

They wrote a cookbook.

Their business is called Kids Can Cook Gourmet.

The sauces

They make three kinds of sauces.

One hundred and thirty stores in Alberta and B.C. sell their sauces.

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