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Good morning, Peak readers

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

Happy Friday!

Penny Shaw submitted today’s featured image, a sunny day shot of Ahgykson Island from the viewpoint in Townsite.

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 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle identified Neptune as the eighth planet in the solar system.

In 1889, Nintendo was founded as a playing card company in Kyoto, Japan.

In 1909, the novel Phantom of the Opera began publishing in a series of newspaper articles in France.

In 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ song “That’ll Be the Day” topped the music charts.

Today’s weather:
A 30 per cent chance of showers is expected in the morning and early in the afternoon on Friday, September 23, as is a high of 20 degrees Celsius during the day, which is forecasted to drop to a low of 14 degrees in the evening, when the chance of rain is also 30 per cent. For the full 12-hour and seven-day qathet region weather forecast, go to our weather page.

In case you missed it…
We recently published photos from the Terry Fox Run, held recently at Powell River Recreation Complex.

A community forum featuring School District 47 school board trustee candidates in the upcoming municipal election is being hosted by Powell River and District Teachers’ Association.

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