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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
August_5_Alan Maconnachie _Stillwater, March 2022

Happy Friday!

Regular photo of the day contributor Alan Maconnachie snapped today’s featured image while on a walk at Stillwater Bluffs.

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On this day:
In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning. She was 36.

In 1967, the space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.

In 1968, Canadian country music star Terri Clark, who was named Billboard magazine’s Top New Female Country Artist in 1995, was born in Montréal. She has sold more than five million albums worldwide.

Today’s weather:
The sky is expected to clear in the morning on Friday, August 5. The forecast calls for a high of 23 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to 14 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…
Best Friends Dog Training and Behaviour is the latest dog training company in the qathet region to receive BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation.

Savary Island Land Trust Society (SILTS) board of directors has received a gift of forested land from Dr. Maija Bismanis, of Sooke, BC.

Fire watch...
While cooler spring temperatures helped slow the start of BC's wildfire season, two weeks of hot temperatures have ramped up the fire danger across the southern half of the province.

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