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

Happy Friday!

Alex Quinn snapped today’s featured image, capturing his Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu watching the sun set over Vancouver Island from its home in Westview.

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On this day:
In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.

In 1958, singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. He attended basic training in Texas before being assigned to a unit in Germany.

In 1989, the Exxon Valdez supertanker began leaking an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil, which killed up to 250,000 seabirds and other wildlife, after running aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

Today’s weather:
Showers are in the forecast for Friday, March 24, 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…
Local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe through the community gaming grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

Powell River U15 Kings will settle for silver at the 2023 BC Hockey Tier 3 provincial championships.

One more thing…
Powell River U13 Kings reached the podium at the BC Hockey Tier 3 provincial championships on Thursday, March 23, skating to a win over Arbutus.

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

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