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

Happy Wednesday!

Joyce Carlson submitted today’s featured image, which she took while walking into the Haslam Lake area.

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 1967, Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his Soyuz 1 spacecraft crashed into the Earth after his parachutes failed to deploy properly during re-entry; he was the first human spaceflight fatality.

In 1986, the movie Crocodile Dundee premiered, starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.

In 1990, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Florida, carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.

Today’s weather:
Chances of showers in the morning followed by a mix of sun and cloud is expected on Wednesday, April 24, as is a high of 13 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to seven 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…
City of Powell River Council has given the first three readings to the annual property tax rates bylaw, which would see total municipal taxes increase by 6.8 per cent.

Powell River Chamber of Commerce hosted its business awards gala on Saturday, April 20, at Dwight Hall in Townsite. Check out the photos.

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

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