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Good morning, Peak readers

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

Happy Thursday!

Regular contributor Paul den Ouden submitted today’s featured image, highlighting some magnolias just coming into bloom near Dwight Hall in Townsite.

To submit a picture for Photo of the Day consideration, send the full size original via email to 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 1952, Bill Mosienko of the Chicago Blackhawks recorded the fastest hat-trick in National Hockey League history when he scored three times in 21 seconds against the New York Rangers in a come-from-behind, 7-6 win. 

In 1956, Pakistan became the first Islamic republic in the world.

In 1998, the movie Titanic won 11 Academy Awards, which tied a record, including best director for Canadian James Cameron, as well as best picture and best song.

Today’s weather:
Showers are in the forecast for Thursday, March 23, as is a high of eight degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to three 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…
Prolific offenders continue to be a problem for the Powell River RCMP detachment.

A local seniors advocacy organization is offering a free tool to help ensure first responders have access to essential medical information right away if they are called to people’s homes.

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

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