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Good morning, Peak readers

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

Happy Friday!

Alan Maconnachie sent in today’s featured image of seagulls welcoming Salish Orca to the dock at Westview Terminal.

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 460, Irish missionary and bishop Saint Patrick was born.

In 1992, apartheid came to an end in South Africa when 68.7 per cent of white South Africans voted for an abolishment of racial segregation.

In 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama left Tibet for India after a revolt erupted in Lhasa against the Chinese and his followers feared for his safety.

Today’s weather:
Mainly sunny skies are in the forecast for Friday, March 17, as is a high of 11 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to one degree in the evening, when clouds are expected to roll in. 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 councillors received correspondence expressing concerns about city crosswalks.

Spring is right around the corner and the conservation officer service in the qathet region is hearing about some of the local bears waking up and exploring neighbourhoods.

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