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

Happy Thursday!

Mike Massullo snapped today’s striking featured image of the Mount Alfred glacier on a recent ATV excursion up the old D-Branch road and Goat Lake main line.

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On this day:
In 1972, Canada’s first satellite, Alouette 1, was launched in California to study the Earth's ionosphere.

In 1978, after being elected one month earlier, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment.

In 1984, the Prince and the Revolution song "Let's Go Crazy" reached the top of the charts.

In 2008, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its largest single-day point loss.

Today’s weather:
A mix of sun and cloud is expected on Thursday, September 29, as is a high of 19 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to a low of 11 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…
In a town hall meeting, Powell River residents questioned the three mayoral candidates who have put their names forward for the October 15 municipal election.

Powell River Villa fell to Lakehill FC after scoring early in the game and holding their opponents scoreless until the 68th minute on September 24.

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

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