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Photo feature of the day, a day in history and today’s weather
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Happy Saturday!

Laura Sayer snapped today’s featured image of a sunset from the viewpoint in Westview.

To submit a picture 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 1815, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo and exiled to Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean, where he died six years later.

In 1948, Columbia Records introduced its new long-playing phonograph record, which allowed for 20 minutes of playing time on each side.

In 2012, the National Hockey League named Alex Ovechkin its most valuable player. The Washington Capitals’ forward led the league with 56 goals and accepted the award for the second straight year.

Today’s weather:
The forecast for Saturday, June 18, calls for a mainly cloudy day with a 40 per cent chance of showers and a high of 16 degrees Celsius. Clouds and a 40 per cent chance of showers are expected in the evening, with a low of 11 degrees.

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

In case you missed it...
City of Powell River’s 2021 statement of financial information (SOFI) report has been issued, detailing the city’s financial position for the provincial government.

Numbers for real estate sales in May 2022 and 2021 were similar in the qathet region, but dollar values were substantially higher this year.