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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Powell River-Born Stylist Karla Welch is in Vogue… Again

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

Powell River-Born Stylist Karla Welch is in Vogue… Again

Share this!That’s right. Karla Welch, who was Powell River born-and-raised (not Vancouver, like other publications are saying… tsk, tsk), is back in the media for creating a line of perfect white t-shirts with Justin Beiber. And she’s not just gracing any old media outlet–she’s in Vogue–which is basically the fashion bible. Welch originally created these tees as a request...

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2017 Best of Powell River Results

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

2017 Best of Powell River Results

Share this! Best of Powell River Winners Settle yourself on a log, grab a box full of fish and chips, and strap on your head-lamp so you can keep reading after the sun dips below the horizon. These, dear readers, are what you recommend as the best in Powell River. CIVIC PRIDE Best neighbourhood Westview Townsite Cranberry / Wildwood PRL notes: Westview for the win! Last year, the...

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Who has Powell River’s best burger?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Who has Powell River’s best burger?

Share this! Who makes Powell River’s best burger? Where’s the best camping spot? Who has the best coffee scene? Vote on these and a host of other categories in the annual Best of Powell River Contest. You could win a Pollen sweater or a trip to Desolation Sound with Terracentric Adventures. But the contest closes June 30, so there’s little time left. Go here to vote now!  ...

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Keep Your Kids Reading Throughout the Summer (at the New Library!)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

Keep Your Kids Reading Throughout the Summer (at the New Library!)

Share this!First let me introduce myself. I’m Kirsten, the new Summer Reading Clubs Assistant at the Powell River Public Library. If you haven’t noticed yet – we’ve moved! I’m currently surrounded by empty bookshelves and books waiting to be placed in their new homes. The new library is almost ready to open its doors to the people of Powell River, but I’m here to share with you something that...

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5 Tips on How to Travel the Sunshine Coast so You’ll Want to Come Back Again

Posted by on May 31, 2017

5 Tips on How to Travel the Sunshine Coast so You’ll Want to Come Back Again

Share this!Ferries. That’s basically what this article is about. Powell River is a beautiful place, but it can feel very, very isolated. Of course, that’s part of the charm of the upper Sunshine Coast and a big reason why we love it up here. The coast boasts beautiful, secluded beaches, quiet hikes, and no lines to get outside. All of that serine, quiet bliss does come with a bit of a journey....

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There’s now an app for reporting illegal trash dumping

Posted by on May 25, 2017

There’s now an app for reporting illegal trash dumping

Share this!Nowadays, there seems to be an app for everything. But did you ever think you could use an app to report illegal trash that has been dumped in our beautiful trails? Enter the Trash Out app. Here’s a snippet from the CBC.ca article about it: District officials in Powell River, on the northern part of B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, are encouraging residents to download the Trash Out...

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