Wednesday, December 6, 2017

That Great Smell Again

The smell of gingerbread is wafting through the lobby of the Town Center Hotel as they once again host the
Gingerbread Village. Drop in to the hotel, make a donation and vote for the best creation. All proceeds go to
the local Fire Fighter's Burn Fund. And enjoy that great smell while you're there!









Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Everyone Loves A Parade

Sunday afternoon saw the annual Santa Claus Parade on Marine Ave. From choristers ...

... to the Assumption School float.

From the young ones on the Evangel Kids float ...

... to the perpetual kid, Nicholas Simons, our local MLA, on his bike.

We saw the lads representing Minor Hockey ...

... right down to I-don't-what-but-it's-Christmasy.

And of course, The Man himself, in the back of the firetruck.


Monday, December 4, 2017

The West Rascal

Flipping through my many tugboat photos for a project I'm considering I came across this shot of the West Rascal,
dating back to late 2011. For any Powell Riverite who watches the water she will be a familiar sight, as for a
good number of years she was a fixture on our waterfront, one of the 2 tugs run by Westview Navigation. As
tugs go, she's small, and with no winch it's a bollard pull only. She was already 30 years old when she arrived in
Powell River, and today she's pushing 50. She was sold to the Ledcor company in the spring of 2012; they moved
her to Victoria, with a new name, Storm Rider, and for those who like to keep track, re-named her again last
year as the Lionel D Ledcor. I watched her many times to-ing and fro-ing in front of Powell River,
she was a pretty sight on our waters.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ever Green

The trestle at Inland Lake, 2 weeks ago, part of the 13k trail around the lake.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho!

I don't want to sound overly excited, but when THE mall in our little town puts up new
Christmas displays - rather than the ones they've used for eons of years - it's NEWS!




Friday, December 1, 2017

Those Dark December Days

Those dark days when even the view at the Viewpoint is moody and missing something. You can make your mood
even darker by checking all the names you know on the Memorial Wall.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Life On The Edge

The edge of a Seaspan chip barge that is. Harbours provide a safe haven for more than just boats, and Sea Lions have been
making the Catalyst mill harbour a haven for many years. The mill crews have never been impressed - these beasts
are loud, smelly and very dirty.