The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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Dana Percy’s Leftover Turkey and Wild Mushroom Soup

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

Dana Percy’s Leftover Turkey and Wild Mushroom Soup

Share this!Dana Percy is the miracle-working cook behind many of the Community Resource Centre‘s nutrition-packed meals. With a monthly budget that most families would spend just feeding themselves, Dana and her crew of volunteers feed hundreds of local Powell River folk soups, stews, hearty breakfasts, and much more. Want a little Dana magic in your own kitchen this holiday? Try out this...

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Three local Powell River Christmas carols for your singing pleasure

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

Three local Powell River Christmas carols for your singing pleasure

Share this!If you’re looking for a local Powell River Christmas carol to sing and show your pride for bring from Powtown, here’s a few you can try. O Little Town of Powell River – by Joseph McLean O little town of Powell River How still we see thee lie Because it’s now past 9 pm One quiet car goes by Yet though our streets are silent Things really are quite great We make good...

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Working Over Christmas: My Best Story

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

Working Over Christmas: My Best Story

Share this!On Christmas Day most of us are cocooned in our homes with family, friends and relatives while warm Christmas lights twinkle softly in the background. But there are some folks who don’t get to spend December 25 with their loved ones because they’re working. Essential service providers must be there 24/7 365 days a year because you never know when an emergency will occur. Others, like...

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