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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
August_12_William Kato_from above sea walk

Happy Friday!

William Kato submitted today’s featured image of Texada, Harwood and Vancouver islands, which he captured from Marine Avenue above the sea walk.

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On this day:
In 1877, at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Deimos, one of the two moons orbiting Mars.

In 1939, the world premiere of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, took place in Wisconsin; it opened in Hollywood three days later. "Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh, why can't I?"

In 1994, a Major League Baseball strike halted a season when the Montreal Expos had the best record among National League and American League teams with 74 wins and only 40 losses. The Expos were deprived of the opportunity to compete for a World Series title and never repeated the success of that abbreviated season. The team moved to Washington, DC, in 2004 after struggling on and off the field for a decade.

Today’s weather:
Friday, August 12, is expected to be sunny with a high of 25 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to 16 degrees in the evening, when cloudiness is forecast to increase. 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 is starting a public engagement process to create a new vision for its downtown.

Powell River Minor Baseball Association travel teams recently played their final games of the summer season.

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

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