The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Think you know history? Powell River’s two oldest businesses

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016

Think you know history? Powell River’s two oldest businesses

Share this!No matter how many big smoke-stack industries may provide the raison d’être for our small towns, it’s the small businesses that historically provide the backbone of the community. Just landed on the most remote western frontier of the continent to carve out a place for a paper mill and a new town? Within months, there will be barbershops, bath-houses, billiards parlours and bars to...

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Adventures in Powell River: Patricia Theatre’s gardens and ghosts

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

Adventures in Powell River: Patricia Theatre’s gardens and ghosts

Share this!Step through the front door of Townsite’s Patricia Theatre and take a step back in time. Upon entering the classic-style foyer, silver screen legends gaze at you from their portraits on the walls, and treats, like homemade cookies and fresh popcorn, tempt you from the concession. The original Girvan Studios murals have been restored from archival photos and the vibrancy of the...

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Anderson Sawmill coming back home

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

Anderson Sawmill coming back home

Share this! Powell River’s historic Anderson sawmill and steam donkey have been moved from Burnaby back to town, and will be installed in their new site across from Willingdon Beach, outside the Powell River Museum in summer 2017. It’s big. It’s important. What will you tell your guests about the Anderson sawmill & steam donkey? 1. They were owned by the colourful local...

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