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Good morning, Peak readers

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

Happy Wednesday!

Regular contributor Joyce Carlson sent in today’s featured image, which she took on a walk into the old Haslam Lake campground and boat launch area.

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On this day:
In 1618, astronomer Johannes Kepler devised his third law of planetary motion.

In 1817, the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, was founded.

In 1971, in what was dubbed The Fight of the Century, heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier became world champion by defeating Muhammad Ali, who had never lost as a professional, at Madison Square Garden. 

Today’s weather:
A mix of sun and cloud, and a 40 per cent chance of showers, is in the forecast for Wednesday, March 8, as is a high of eight degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to zero 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…
Marine Avenue’s Forest Bistro and Lounge was hit by pink and white graffiti early Saturday morning (March 4).

Seedy Saturday takes place Saturday, March 11, at Powell River Recreation Complex. Are you doing any planting this spring?

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

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