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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Skipping the Flu Season in Powell River

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Skipping the Flu Season in Powell River

Share this!Stock Your Refrigerator, Not Your Medicine Cabinet With cold and flu season just around the corner, it seems like there are advertisements everywhere, encouraging us to stock up with over-the-counter cough syrups, drugs and cough drops in order to be prepared when “the inevitable” hits. We have become used to being sick – many of us begrudgingly accept that we will contract colds and...

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Don’t miss the Diamond Dance… this Saturday!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

Don’t miss the Diamond Dance… this Saturday!

Share this! Every year, softball teams come from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to Powell River for the Annual Parkland Slo-Pitch Mixed Softball Tournament. This year, the organizers are adding even more fun to the mix, and hosting the first annual Diamond Dance as a wrap up party for the tournament! This dance will help support the costs associated with putting on a tournament like...

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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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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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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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Special Screening of “The End of the Road”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Special Screening of “The End of the Road”

Share this!Powell River film lovers! You are invited to a special hometown Gala Night screening of “The End of the Road” film at The Patricia Theatre during the Powell River Film Festival! The screening includes a special performance by Rick Scott of Pied Pumkin. If you are in the area, you should definitely come for the very first showing of the film! From the website: Picture your...

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