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The Daily Colonist, October 6, 1914

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#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

  • Tale of arrest and detention as a possible spy of UBC librarian on book-buying journey during the outbreak of the war.
  • Absolutely accurate method for converting "Centigrade" [Celsius, used in France at the time] to Fahrenheit [and not much harder than the wildly inaccurate "double it and add 30" that we taught when Canada finally switched.] Subtract 1/10 first, then double what you have left, then add 32. 
  • Argument to stop all nickel exports to enemy nations.

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