The April issue of The Westcoast Reader is out. Look for the special supplement “B.C. Votes 2017” in the middle.

The April newspaper has articles about food, hockey, a new RCMP commanding officer, income taxes and cougar attacks.

This issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is a special double issue. The four-page insert will help readers understand how elections work in BC. You may download and print the supplement, B.C. Votes 2017. It is formatted for 11 X 17 paper.
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Celebrating Nooruz

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Chaharshanbe Suri at Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
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Written by Tamara Lee, originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2014

Happy Nooruz!

Nooruz is the Persian New Year. Sometimes it is spelled “Nowruz” and sometimes it is spelled “Norooz”. The word means “new day” in the Persian language. It is a time to celebrate the first day of spring and the first day of the Persian new year.

One of our readers wrote an explanation of Nooruz. You can read Saha’s article by clicking here. You can listen to the audio version of the article by clicking this link.

Go to this website for more information about Nooruz. You can also see a clock counting down the minutes to the new year!

The March issue of The Westcoast Reader

March is Nutrition Month. The March newspaper has articles about healthy eating, Spring Break, farming goldfish, Henrik Sedin and how to make biscotti.

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The next issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is a special double issue. A four-page insert will help readers understand how elections work in BC. Subscribers will receive the April issue by the first week in April.

 Be sure to subscribe by March 10 to receive the April issue with the B.C. Votes 2017 insert.

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