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Photo feature of the day, a day in history and today's weather
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Happy Thursday!

Peak reporter Paul Galinski snapped today's featured photo during a walk at Eagle River.

To submit a photo for Photo of the Day consideration, send it via email to with the subject line “Photo of the Day.” Remember to include where and when you took the picture, what it is and your name (we want to give you credit). Horizontal photos are preferred.

On this day:

In 1997, voters in what was then the new federal riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast followed the Western Canadian trend and elected a Reform Party candidate to the House of Commons in Ottawa.

John Reynolds led the riding’s polls with approximately 40 per cent of the vote, followed by Liberal Party of Canada candidate Phil Boname with 35 per cent. Powell River resident Clark Banks (NDP) finished in third place with 12 per cent of the vote. Progressive Conservative David Thomas captured eight per cent and Lisa Barret of the Green Party accumulated five per cent. David Grayson of the Natural Law Party received 250 votes.

Nationally, the Liberals formed a second successive majority government with Jean Chrétien remaining prime minister.

Today’s weather:

Thursday is expected to be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers in the morning, then a mix of sun and cloud. The forecasted high is 20 degrees Celsius.

For the full 12-hour and seven-day qathet region weather forecast, go to our weather page.

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