The December issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is out!!

December is a month of festivities. In this issue of the newspaper you will find our annual calendar on the middle pages with dates for holidays and events coming up in 2017. You’ll also find articles on driving in the winter and the outcome of the American election for president.

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Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age

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You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum. Photo - Royal BC Museum

You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum.
Photo – Royal BC Museum

In June, a special exhibit opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. The exhibit is called Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age.

Visitors can learn about life in British Columbia during the Ice Age. The Ice Age was from 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago.

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The mammoth exhibit is open at the Royal BC Museum until December 31, 2016. For information, go to: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  September / October 2016

 

Daylight Saving Times ends November 6, 2016

Photo - Pixabay

Photo – Pixabay

On November 6, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
in most places in B.C.
– turn back your clocks one hour.

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Illustration by Nola Johnston

It’s a good idea to turn your clocks
backward one hour
before you go to bed
on Saturday, November 5.

 

You get an extra hour of sleep.

 

 

Learn more about Daylight Saving Time

The history of Daylight Saving Time, The National Geographic

What is Daylight Saving Time?