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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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102-year-old Powell Riverite Relives his Childhood Bond with Work Horses

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

102-year-old Powell Riverite Relives his Childhood Bond with Work Horses

Share this!Ten days before Bob Stutt’s 102 birthday, his family surprised him by turning up at Willingdon Creek Village with a team of Percheron-cross horses. All the way from Barriere, BC, Bob’s son David Stutt and grandson Mark Ralko hauled them into town from David’s ranch. The two French draft horses – Rasputin and Roan – rolled down the Coquihalla and boarded two ferries for the surprise....

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5 Ways to Find Your Hygge in Rainy Powell River

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016

5 Ways to Find Your Hygge in Rainy Powell River

Share this!The Danish are experts in coziness. So claims the fast-trending concept of hygge, pronounced “hoo-gah.”  You may have seen one of the nine books on hygge published for Christmas 2016. The coziness associated with hygge conjures up wintertime in the north, which means snow. Colourful Scandinavian sweaters and yellow fires against a backdrop of ice, sparking under clear skies. However,...

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