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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
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Blackberry Street Party circa 2019.

Happy Friday!

We’ve reached into the Peak’s archives for today’s photo of the day, which was taken at the last Blackberry Street Party in 2019. After a two-year, COVID-19-induced hiatus, the popular event returns to Marine Avenue tonight.

To submit a picture for Photo of the Day consideration, send it via email to with the subject line “Photo of the Day.” Remember to include where and when you took the picture, what it is and your name (we want to give you credit).

On this day:
In 1909, the winner of the first-ever race on the new 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reached an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour.

In 1942, 4,963 Canadians were part of Allied forces which launched the Raid on Dieppe, France, during the Second World War. During the operation, more than 900 Canadian soldiers lost their lives and nearly 2,000 were taken prisoner.

In 1960, two dogs inside the launch of Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 5 became the first living beings to survive in space.

Today’s weather:
Friday, August 19, is expected to be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the morning. The forecast calls for a high of 26 degrees Celsius during the day, clearing skies in the evening and an overnight low of 15 degrees. For the full 12-hour and seven-day qathet region weather forecast, go to our weather page.

In case you missed it…
Tireless volunteer Dr. Andy Davis will be commemorated and recognized with an installation in Townsite.

Powell River RCMP is investigating a theft from a vehicle in the Pine Tree Road area.

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

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