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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, which he took from Willingdon Beach earlier this month as sailboats waited for some wind.

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, legendary baseball player Babe Ruth hit the final three home runs  (712, 713 and 714) of his illustrious career. His Boston Braves lost the game 11-7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1977, the first Star Wars film (A New Hope) was released in theatres.

In 1992, after the retirement of longtime host Johnny Carson, comedian Jay Leno debuted as host of NBC’s Tonight Show.

Today’s weather:
A sunny sky is in the forecast for Thursday, May 25, as is a high of 26 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to 10 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…
Two upcoming shows in Evergreen Theatre at Powell River Recreation Complex will showcase Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy’s students and close out its season.

qathet Regional District (qRD) is in the process of conducting its second round of public engagement into development of its parks and trails strategy.

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