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

Happy Thursday!

Randy Donovan sent in today’s chosen image, which features the serene waters at Mermaid Cove.

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On this day:
In 1887, the first Groundhog Day festival was held Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

In 1990, South Africa’s president F.W. de Klerk promised to free Nelson Mandela and lifted a ban on the African National Congress.

In 2018, at age 46, Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in his New York apartment due to a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs.

In 2018, Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title, defeating Denver Broncos by a score of 43 to 8.

Today’s weather:
Clouds and a 30 percent chance of rain is expected on Thursday, February 2, as is a high of six degrees Celsius during the day ,dropping to five 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…
City of Powell River’s finance committee members were recently presented the second draft of the 2023 to 2027 financial plan, indicating a 5.4 per cent increase to the city’s budget from 2022.

The twenty-nine kilometre Marathon Shuffle on Sunshine Coast Trail returns in April, but registration opened on February 1.

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

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