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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices

Happy Saturday!

Powell River Kings submitted today’s featured image, taken earlier this week when players took part in a team-building session with Tla’amin Nation cultural heritage manager Drew Blaney and legislator Larry Louie. Kings open the BC Hockey League regular season at home on September 23 (7 pm) and September 24 (5 pm).

To submit a picture for Photo of the Day consideration, send the full size original 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 1939, Finnish runner Taisto Mäki became the first person in recorded history to finish the 10,000 metres in fewer than 30 minutes.

In 1978, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat signed the framework for a peace treaty.

In 2004, Barry Bonds became the third Major League Baseball player to reach the 700 home run mark. Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) are also in the 700 club.

Today’s weather:
Saturday, September 17, is expected to be mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of showers in the morning, with a high of 16 degrees Celsius. The forecast calls for clear skies and a low of seven 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…
Tla’amin Nation has sent a letter of intent to Paper Excellence in accordance with the company’s deadline for parties interested in purchasing the 300-acre Catalyst Paper Tis’kwat mill site, and all of its industrial assets.

Powell River Kings have traded forward Ethan Riesterer to Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations.

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

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