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

Happy Tuesday!

Regular contributor Vanesa Acuto submitted today’s stunning featured image of the sun setting over Lund Harbour.

To submit a picture for Photo of the Day consideration, send the full size original via email to [email protected] 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 1935, Iran was adopted as the new name for Persia.

In 1963, the final prisoners were removed from the infamous Alcatraz prison island in San Francisco Bay, which was then closed.

In 1970, Earth Day was celebrated for the first time.

In 2006, the first tweet on microblogging service Twitter was sent by company co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Today’s weather:
Cloudy skies and a 30 per cent chance of rain are in the forecast for Tuesday, March 21, as is a high of 11 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…
West Coast Wind Swim Club member Ayva Gunther competed in the provincial championships, achieving Western Canadian standard times in two events.

Paving is scheduled to begin on Marine Avenue later this week.

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