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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Hey Powell River: Join the Hike for Hospice!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Hey Powell River: Join the Hike for Hospice!

Share this!On April 10th, 2014, five Powell River citizens came together to create the board of directors for the Powell River Hospice Society. They shared a common mission: to create a community based, non-profit organization, offering social, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of their life – through compassion, respect and care, aimed at quality of living and a good...

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Drink and Dash for the BOMB Squad

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

Drink and Dash for the BOMB Squad

Share this! Pavement Pounders pound drinks for a good cause The Powell River Pavement Pounders are a group of running enthusiasts who decided to create a fun event for the community that would benefit those who create and maintain our wonderful trail networks. That event is the Drink and Dash 10km fun run. All proceeds from the Drink and Dash event go to the BOMB Squad. The Drink and Dash 10...

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Is Powell River becoming a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Is Powell River becoming a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver?

Share this!A recent article in The Province states that: As soaring real estate prices expand up B.C.’s south coast, Powell River has become a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver who want to make home ownership a reality. The community of about 13,000, located two ferry rides from the Lower Mainland, is also attracting people interested in living somewhere that will allow them to...

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A Former Powell Riverite is the Most Powerful Stylist in Hollywood (No, Really)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017

A Former Powell Riverite is the Most Powerful Stylist in Hollywood (No, Really)

Share this!On the cover of this month’s Hollywood Reporter is none other than Powell River’s own Karla Welch (nee Culos). From the article: The Hollywood Reporter just named the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood, and the number one spot went to one well-deserved woman. Her client list consists of Sarah Paulson, Ruth Negga, Justin Bieber, Pink, Lorde, America Ferrera, Busy...

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Catch “Ice Guardians” Vancouver Premier with Gino Odjick and Powell River-born Director

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Catch “Ice Guardians” Vancouver Premier with Gino Odjick and Powell River-born Director

Share this! Powell River-born film director Brett Harvey, who directed on the film Ice Guardians (which Newsweek is calling one of their “Top 10 Favourite Documentaries for 2016”), will possibly be making a special appearance in Vancouver for a screening of his film at the Rio Theatre. (Fun fact: Brett also appeared on our list of “7 people who are totally famous in Powell River.”)...

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