Summer outdoor markets are open in BC


“Juicy organic BC raspberries”
(Photo: Jennifer / CC, Flickr)


This summer visit a farmers’ market.

Some markets are night markets.

Some are only open during the day.

For a list of farmers’ markets in BC,
visit the BC Farmers Market website.

Click the link below for some examples:

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The May issue of The Westcoast Reader is out!

The Westcoast Reader, May 2017
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The May newspaper has articles about sharing coffee, Ramadan, zoos, bees, a stolen gold coin, the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge, Buffy Sainte-Marie and 150 ways to play.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo by Kim Stallknecht/The Vancouver Sun

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Written by Nila Gopaul. Originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday.
On this day, people celebrate
the life of St. Patrick.
St. Patrick was born in the year 387.
He brought Christianity to Ireland.
Experts believe St. Patrick
died on March 17, 461.
So this is the day the holiday is observed.
Watch Irish dancing and listen to Irish language on the next page.

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