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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
August_13_Celine_Pollard_Tom's yacht at sundown_Myrtle_Rocks on August 8

Happy Saturday!

Celine Pollard captured today’s stunning feature image recently of a yacht at Myrtle Rocks at sunset.

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On this day:
In 1910, the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, died at age 90 in London.

In 1961, construction on a wall separating East Berlin and West Berlin began; built by East Germany, it divided the city for 28 years before being mostly dismantled in 1989.

In 1997, the animated series South Park debuted on television. 25 years later, new episodes are still being created and broadcast.

Today’s weather:
Mainly cloudy conditions are expected on Saturday, August 13. The forecast calls for a 40 per cent chance of showers and a high of 22 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to 14 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…
Self-described amphibiographer Terry L. Brown will be sharing his passion for the water through an aquatic video and photo presentation, and through a workshop, where interested parties can learn about photography and videography around the water.

Clansman Pipe Band of Powell River competed successfully at a sanctioned competition held during the Campbell River Highland Gathering last weekend.

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

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