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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Is Powell River becoming a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Is Powell River becoming a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver?

Share this!A recent article in The Province states that: As soaring real estate prices expand up B.C.’s south coast, Powell River has become a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver who want to make home ownership a reality. The community of about 13,000, located two ferry rides from the Lower Mainland, is also attracting people interested in living somewhere that will allow them to...

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A Former Powell Riverite is the Most Powerful Stylist in Hollywood (No, Really)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017

A Former Powell Riverite is the Most Powerful Stylist in Hollywood (No, Really)

Share this!On the cover of this month’s Hollywood Reporter is none other than Powell River’s own Karla Welch (nee Culos). From the article: The Hollywood Reporter just named the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood, and the number one spot went to one well-deserved woman. Her client list consists of Sarah Paulson, Ruth Negga, Justin Bieber, Pink, Lorde, America Ferrera, Busy...

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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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15 Businesses You Adore: 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Winners

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

15 Businesses You Adore: 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Winners

Share this!On February 4, hundreds of business owners and employees packed the lovely Dwight Hall to find out who won the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. This year, Powell River Living was a sponsor of the event, and presented two awards. As publisher of Home Grown, we were pleased to announce the Agricultural Award. And as publisher of Ferns & Fallers, we were also honoured to...

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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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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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