The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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Nominations for the Powell River Annual Business Awards

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016

Nominations for the Powell River Annual Business Awards

Share this!The Annual Business Awards, organized by The Powell River Chamber of Commerce, take place on February 4th, 2017. The Annual Business Awards recognize the accomplishments of the local business community in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Home-Based Business of the Year Customer Service, Retail Customer Service, Hospitality Small Business of the Year Large Business of...

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Luke Ramsey and Anna May Bennett to create murals for the new BC Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

Luke Ramsey and Anna May Bennett to create murals for the new BC Children’s Hospital

Share this!Anna May Bennett is on deadline for the biggest painting commission of her career – by far. Working out of a sparse studio upstairs at Townsite’s Bank of Montreal building, the landscape painter has until October 15 to finish four large panels. By fall of 2017, those panels will be transformed into a 69-foot-long mural in the main corridor of the new BC Children’s Hospital...

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Coming Soon: “Ice Guardians,” a Film About Hockey Enforcers, Directed by a Powell Riverite

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

Coming Soon: “Ice Guardians,” a Film About Hockey Enforcers, Directed by a Powell Riverite

Share this!Ice Guardians Official Trailer Remember Brett Harvey, from our 7 “totally famous” people from Powell River list? Well his new documentary is ready, and it looks like a beauty. It’s already been selected for the Raindance International Film Festival in London, and by us as one to watch. Check out the trailer above, and keep an eye on this space for news of any...

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3 Gingers brew “Soulless” beer

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

3 Gingers brew “Soulless” beer

Share this! By Clea Sherman Powell River’s Townsite Brewery gave two former residents the perfect reason to visit their old stomping ground. Growing up in Powell River in the late 90s, Graham and Garrett Sherman were a memorable pair. So much so that when they called to book accommodation in the town after a 15-year absence, Seabreeze Resort owner Elaine Thoma exclaimed that she had been...

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Life with Two Dads: a Father’s Day story

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016

Life with Two Dads: a Father’s Day story

Share this! By Charlene Reinisch “Wow, I don’t know how you do it.” This is usually the statement that follows when my husband and I share that we have five children. And of course, I know why people might wonder. Raising a big family can be demanding. There’s a lot to keep track of and, I admit, it’s totally draining sometimes. The reason it works? It’s because there are three of us parenting...

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