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A Message To Powell River Today Readers from Expedia

Readers,

My name is Jessica Estrada and I work as part of the content team for the Expedia.ca Travel Blog. I’m writing to let you know that our most recent article features Powell River as a charming historic town in Canada.

With the country’s 150th anniversary on the horizon, we at Expedia.ca wanted to highlight some of the most delightful historic towns in the provinces. Some of these were chosen based on the city’s legacy or unique origins stories, while others include historic sites you can still visit today.

Check out the full article here: 9 Charming Historic Towns in Canada (https://travelblog.expedia.ca/9-charming-historic-towns-canada/)

I thought you would be interested in reading and sharing on social media!

 

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Powell River Students Making Myrtle Creek Healthier

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The grade 5/6 class from Powell River Christian School are working hard to protect the wild coho salmon spawning habitat in Myrtle Creek. They have been working in tandem with  local Myrtle Creek Stewards and the Sierra Club to make the creek healthier by removing invasive plant species. The students have produced a video for a contest through Science World, and would sincerely appreciate the support of Powell River residents for this worthy cause.  To see the video, and to learn more about (and help) the cause, please visit
https://www.bcgreengames.ca/project/protecting-myrtle-creek-wild-salmon-habitat1738

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B.C. to invest $10 million in Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast economies

proxy.jpegAhead of the Provincial Budget presentation next week, Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, on behalf of Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, announced an investment of $10 million in 2017-18 to the North Island-Coast Development Initiative Trust – referred to as Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) to support job creation and economic diversification in the Central South Island Region and the North Island-Sunshine Coast Region.

Stillwell made the announcement at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Welcome Centre to showcase one of the many great projects funded in part by ICET. Other examples of ICET-funded projects include the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, the Cowichan Farm Incubator, Gibsons Public Market, the Salish Sea Marine Trail, the Sunshine Coast Trail, the Remote Regions Enhanced Marketing Plan and the Sunshine Coast Regional Signage Strategy.

The trust was established in 2006 as an entity independent from government to support the economic development of the Central South Island Region and the North Island-Sunshine Coast Region and is guided by a board of directors and two regional advisory committees (RACs) which include more than 50 locally elected officials and MLAs and five appointees.

Funding the Island Coastal Economic Trust is one of the key ways the B.C. government is taking action to strengthen and grow rural communities. To further support the needs of rural communities and grow local economies, the Province will be releasing a Rural Economic Development Strategy in the near future.

On Feb. 21, 2017, Finance Minister Michael de Jong will introduce the Province’s fifth consecutive balanced budget.

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BC Home Sales Return to Historic Average

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,487 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, down 23 per cent from the same period last year. Total sales dollar volume was $2.79 billion, down 36.5 per cent from January 2016. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $621,093, a 17.5 per cent decrease from the same period last year.

“Housing demand across the province returned to long-term average levels last month,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “However, regional variations persist, with Victoria posting above average performance and Vancouver falling below the average.”

“A marked decrease in the average MLS® residential price is largely the result of relatively more home sales occurring outside of the Lower Mainland,” added Muir.

Home sales from Vancouver fell from 43 per cent of provincial transactions in January 2016 to 35 per cent last month. In addition, fewer detached home sales in Vancouver relative to multi-family units has skewed the average price statistic down in the province’s largest urban area. In contrast, the MLS® Residential Benchmark Price in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver area has declined 3.7 per cent over the past six months, but is up 15.6 per cent from January 2016.

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Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy Closed Today Due To Weather

Unfortunately, Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy will be closed today due to the weather. No classes will be running today.

Laszlo Tamasik Dance Academy will be closed on Monday, February the 13th for Family Day. All Monday classes will be cancelled that day. Everything will resume as normal the following week. All of the staff at LTDA hope you have a great long weekend and hope you enjoy some quality time with your loved ones this Family Day.

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Look what made the CBC homepage

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/welcome-to-lund-draft-dodgers-1.3968147

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