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

Alex Quinn snapped and submitted today’s featured image, taken on Chilco Avenue in Wildwood. Where is your favourite display of lights?

To submit a picture for Photo of the Day consideration, send the full size original via email to editor@prpeak.com 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 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots, was born. She was Queen of Scotland from 1542 until her forced abdication in 1567. She died in 1587.

In 1941, the United States declared war against Japan, one day after the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbour.

In 1980, Mark David Chapman shot and killed musician and former member of The Beatles John Lennon in New York City.

Today’s weather:
Clouds and a 70 per cent chance of showers are expected on Thursday, December 8, as is a high of five degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to one degree in the evening, when showers are in the forecast. For the full 12-hour and seven-day qathet region weather forecast, go to our weather page.

In case you missed it…
About 150 grade five to seven School District 47 students took to the courts for a wrap-up volleyball meet at Westview Elementary and Oceanview Education Centre, where the goal was fun.

Meanwhile…
Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons has lost his cabinet post in the premier David Eby-led provincial government.

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

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