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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
August_15_Magdalena_Palka_Amazing morning on Hardy Island facing west just as the fog was lifting and the sun was rising

Happy Monday!

Magdalena Palka contributed today’s stunning featured image of fog lifting at sunrise on Hardy Island.

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On this day:
In 1483, Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Sistine Chapel.

In 1947, India gained its independence from Britain; Jawaharlal Nehru became the country’s first prime minister.

In 1969, Woodstock opened in upstate New York on a 600-acre farm. More than 400,000 people attended the music festival.

Today’s weather:
A mix of sun and cloud is in the forecast for Monday, August 15, as is a high of 24 degrees Celsius. The temperature is expected to drop 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…
The author of a book called Caring for Critters: One Year at a Wildlife Rescue Centre shared his thoughts on why the role of the BC Conservation Officer Service is often misunderstood, and commented on a recent incident when a Powell River woman was bitten by a bear.

Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society recently cared for and released a Eurasian collared dove.

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

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