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Photo feature of the day, today in history, the weather forecast and local gas prices
September_24_elaine thoma_Sunset at Willingdon Beach July 2022

Happy Saturday!

Elaine Thoma submitted today’s featured image, taken from Willingdon Beach during a summer evening as the sun was setting.

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On this day:
In 1493, with a fleet of 17 ships, Christopher Columbus departed on a second trip to the New World.

In 1934, legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth played in his last game at home with the New York Yankees.

In 1988, Ben Johnson won the men’s 100-metre race for Canada at the Summer Olympics Games in Seoul, South Korea, only to be disqualified days later for anabolic steroid use.

Today’s weather:
A mix of sun and cloud is expected on Saturday, September 24, as is a high of 18 degrees Celsius during the day, which is forecasted to drop to a low of nine 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…
Powell River Fire Rescue members teamed with provincial ministry of forest firefighters to douse a blaze near Powell River Recreation Complex on September 23.

City of Powell River councillors have approved expenditures for two crosswalks on city streets.

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


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