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Good morning, Peak readers

Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices

Happy Thursday!

Kris Carlson snapped today’s featured image of a slivered moon from her deck in Wildwood. It’s there, you just have to look closely.

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 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her parents in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was acquitted and no one else was ever charged.

In 1914, nearly six weeks after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the British Empire (including Canada) declared war on Germany for invading Belgium. The United States proclaimed its neutrality in the conflict, which was underway due to a domino effect of political and historical alliances. More than 650,000 Canadians were involved in the First World War, in the trenches, at sea, in the air and on the homefront. More than 66,000 died and another 172,000 were injured before the war ended on November 11, 1918.

In 1944, one of the most well-known figures of the 20th century, teenage diarist Anne Frank, was captured and arrested with her sister Margot, their parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. Anne and Margot died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

Today’s weather:
Thursday, August 4, is expected to be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers early in the morning and skies clearing in the late morning. The high is expected to be 20 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to 12 degrees in the evening.

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

In case you missed it…
Effective at noon on August 4, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the qathet region.

Tonight is the last performance for Caravan Stage Company’s Virtual Rogues at Texada Island Boat Yard.

Low on gas?
Here are the latest prices at local stations.