Skip to content

Good morning, Peak readers

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

Happy Monday!

Janet Hansen submitted today’s featured image of crocus in full bloom in a garden on Duncan Street. Spring is definitely springing.

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 1977, 583 people died when a KLM Boeing 747, which was taking off in foggy conditions from Tenerife (Canary Islands), crashed into a Pan Am 747 waiting on the airport runway. It is the worst airline crash in history.

In 1995, Tom Hanks won his second best actor Oscar in a row, this time for his performance in the movie Forrest Gump, which also won the Academy Award for best picture. 

In 1998, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra, the first male impotence drug.

Today’s weather:
Sunny skies are in the forecast for Monday, March 27, as is a high of 10 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to minus one 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…
Nanton Lake recreation site is undergoing restoration to make the qathet region campsite safer.

Westview Elementary School is making some headway when it comes to students gaining knowledge about growing food and learning skills to cook with it.

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