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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
August_6_rick_mcgrath_Atomic Cloud from Lang Bay

Happy Saturday!

Rick McGrath submitted today’s featured image of an interesting cloud formation while in Lang Bay.

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On this day:
In 1806, the Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.

In 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan; the explosion killed more than 140,000 people.

In 1984, Sylvie Bernier won Canada's first-ever gold medal in diving at the summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

In 1991, the world wide web made its debut as a means of accessing web pages.

In 2021, Canada won the gold medal in the Tokyo Summer Olympics women's soccer tournament via penalty shootout over Sweden. The teams had played to a 1-1 draw through 90 minutes and extra time. Jessie Fleming scored in regulation time for Canada. Julia Grosso notched the decisive strike in the shootout.

Today’s weather:
Saturday, August 6, is expected to be sunny with a high of 24 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…
There will be a closure of the Wildwood bridge this coming Friday.

Powell River RCMP is investigating the theft of multiple bicycles in the 4900 block of Ontario Avenue.

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