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Thanksgiving

Written by downtown on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

While some researchers state that “there is no compelling narrative of the origins of the Canadian Thanksgiving day”, the first Canadian Thanksgiving is often traced back to 1578 and the explorer Martin Frobisher. Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean, held his Thanksgiving celebration not for harvest but in thanks for surviving the long journe ...

Daylight Saving – Spring Ahead

Written by downtown on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

This weekend Albertans (and our clocks) took a leap towards spring with Daylight Saving time. This allows us to enjoy sunlight longer into the evenings. With spring just around the corner and the days gradually getting longer, this time change is a harbinger of the season of growth and regeneration. The conecpt of daylight savings dates back as far as 1895 in New Zealand, however the first countr ...

Daylight Savings – Fall Back

Written by downtown on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

This Sunday, November 4th is the designated transition of Daylight Savings for Albertans. We will “fall back” and gain an extra hour of daylight each day, allowing us to effectively lengthen our already bitterly short winter days and enjoy more sunlight each morning. The conecpt of daylight savings dates back as far as 1895 in New Zealand, however the first country to implement this p ...

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