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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Say Goodbye to This Hulk

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017

Say Goodbye to This Hulk

Share this!The iconic Hulks breakwater outside the Powell River mill has gone through many changes over the years. Now it’s about to get smaller. And Powell River divers are clicking their heels (fins?) in excitement. This ship, the YOGN 82, is the first of four Hulk ships that Catalyst Paper and the Artificial Reef Society of BC are going to sink as an attraction for divers and a refuge...

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Watch out for Whales!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Watch out for Whales!

Share this! If you spend time on or near the ocean, get yourself to the Cranberry Seniors Centre on Tuesday, April 4. Jackie Hildering, better known as “The Marine Detective,” will lead an entertaining discussion on comeback of Humpback Whales and the research of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS). The event is hosted by the Malaspina Naturalists and the Seniors Centre...

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Expedia calls PR “charming historic town,” but “sleepy”

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017

Expedia calls PR “charming historic town,” but “sleepy”

Share this!According to Expedia.ca, Powell River is a charming historic town. But they called it “sleepy.” Do you agree? “With the country’s 150th anniversary on the horizon, we at Expedia.ca wanted to highlight some of the most delightful historic towns in the provinces. Some of these were chosen based on the city’s legacy or unique origins stories, while others include...

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15 Businesses You Adore: 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Winners

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

15 Businesses You Adore: 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Winners

Share this!On February 4, hundreds of business owners and employees packed the lovely Dwight Hall to find out who won the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. This year, Powell River Living was a sponsor of the event, and presented two awards. As publisher of Home Grown, we were pleased to announce the Agricultural Award. And as publisher of Ferns & Fallers, we were also honoured to...

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3 Good-News Stories for Living Powell River Trees

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

3 Good-News Stories for Living Powell River Trees

Share this!As we’ve just finished the holidays, and you may have had your own brightly-lit tannenbaum, know that 2016 meant a shift for some local Powell River trees. Here are three decisions that left more Douglas-firs, Western Red Cedars, alder and spruce standing and growing around Powell River. 1. The Province of BC says “cut less” around here In August, the province of BC...

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