The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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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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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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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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Spotted in Powell River: The Christmas Truck

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016

Spotted in Powell River: The Christmas Truck

Share this! ‘Twas a couple nights before Christmas, when we spotted the truck… The Christmas truck, prepared each year by Ryder Spick and Sponsored by Spick and Son’s Projects Ltd., made a stop at the extended care unit where local passersby could snap some photographs. It is rumoured to have over 40,000 lights, meticulously lined up with hundreds or even thousands of zap...

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Learn a little bit about the logging industry in Powell River

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

Learn a little bit about the logging industry in Powell River

Share this!This post was originally published on MargyLutz.blogspot.ca. Powell River in Coastal British Columbia is a logging community. A large part of the economy is driven by this sustainable industry. All year long, logging goes on in accessible, and some relatively inaccessible, areas. Once cut, the logs have to be limbed, sized, sorted, bundled and trucked for long-distance transport. Here...

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