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Workers shore up slump|
Workers from the City of Powell River public works yard were at Willingdon Beach shoring up a bank after the recent wet weather caused a slip.
Briefly: March 28, 2014|
Change dates With March ending and April beginning, residents are reminded of some very important dates.
Signs of the times|
When Impact Signs' founder Gerhardt Tollas visited the enterprise's new location beneath Taw's Cycle and Sports, he was surprised to see a piece of equipment nearly 30 years ago still operating. "The business has been going for 30 years," he says, "and I hope it's going for another 30 years."
City hires new chief financial officer|
City of Powell River has appointed a new head of finance. Certified general accountant Shehzad Somji will be joining the city team May 1 after 19 years with First Credit Union, where he was chief financial officer (CFO) for 10 of those years.
CrimeStoppers: March 26, 2014|
Week of March 18 to 24, 2014 Total calls for service = 101 Impaired driving = 1 Assaults = 1 Break and enters = 3 Thefts = 4 Mischief = 2 1. March 18 4200 block Padgett Road Around 5:30 am a vehicle was driven off the road. The driver of the vehicle was located unharmed but demonstrated symptoms of impairment. The vehicle was impounded for 24 hours and the driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.
Quick Peaks: March 26, 2014|
Province purchases land A popular location for sea kayakers and ecotourists is coming under the provincial government's protection after a deal with an American logging company was reached for land on Quadra Island.
Bursting at its seams|
A water main running from Haslam Lake to a recently built reservoir may cost City of Powell River as much as $3.5 million to replace.
Weston speaks against treaty|
Wording in the Tla'amin (Sliammon) First Nation treaty process ensures that when it is fully in place some aspects of Tla'amin law will prevail over Canadian law.
Co-treatment still an option|
Years after it was first proposed as a sewage treatment option, co-treatment continues to be a contentious issue for City of Powell River council.
MP stumps against northern gateway|
Instead of PowerPoint slides and bulleted notes, people attending Nathan Cullen's presentation on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline heard stories.
Injunction puts pot on hold|
Licensed medical marijuana users breathed a collective sigh of relief after a federal court handed down a last-minute reprieve which allows them to continue to grow their own pot at home.
Eagle rescue turns wet|
What started out as a seemingly simple beach rescue turned into a marine operation for a bird rescue specialist looking to save an injured bald eagle.
Villa wins final game|
Powell River Villa was supposed to play a pair of games last weekend. However, it picked up six points by virtue of a 6-3 win over Lakehill Danger Police 3A on Saturday and three more on a forfeit from SFFC Active Earth Engineering 3A scheduled for Sunday.
Editorial: Up in smoke|
It is neither reasonable nor responsible to create opportunity, infrastructure and regulation for a small business sector and then rip the carpet out from under all who've gathered to make an honest go of it.
Viewpoint: Program cuts costly to community|
In response to "Hospice volunteer program faces uncertainty," March 12, I am grateful to the reporter for the informed article and to the hospice volunteers for bringing to the region's attention the void in services after the cut by Powell River General Hospital (PRGH) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to the Powell River Community Health hospice program.
Smoke alarm saves life|
A house fire last night on Weldwood Rd., south of town, resulted in what Malaspina Fire Chief Dave Keiver is calling a total loss. At 7:30 Monday night 17 members from the Malaspina Fire Department were called to the home where they found the structure engulfed in flames.
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Briefly: March 21, 2014|
Setting it straight A story in the Shopper last week incorrectly reported that local results of the recent teachers' strike vote were not tallied before being added to the provincial totals. Powell River and District Teachers' Association collects and tallies local votes, however, only provincial results are reported to the media.