This issue explains why the Powell River library won that big national award back in September, and what makes our library special.
You can read a slice of the “Slices” collection of memoirs in Lynn McCann’s article An Early Christmas Surprise.
Throughout this issue, advertisers present many reasons to shop local. One gift idea is the Sunshine Coast Trail’s hut-to-hut hiking passport. We also collected a variety of ideas on how you can help others during the holiday season.
Trevor and Clare Mervyn are featured in our “I Made the Move” feature this month. They explain why they moved here, and how they think Powell River could improve even mode.
As you may have heard, two popular Powell River businesses are switching places. Breakwater Books will move into the former home of Ecossentials and vice-versa. Find out more about the move, and why it’s being made, on Page 19.
Our monthly “Townsite’s Where It’s At” feature looks at the history of McKinney’s Pub. Unless you were of age during the Mad Men era, you won’t believe what a drink cost in 1950. The feature “Everyday Heroes” has another instalment, with paramedic Grant Wood.
Be prepared to be hungry before turning to Page 42, where we have a photo spread of cookies from five local bakeries.
Give the hulabaloo about ferries, we simply couldn’t publish this issue without wading into that issue. But in true Powell River Living fashion, you won’t hear a bunch of whining in our “Fixing the Ferries” feature. Instead, we found eight well-connected, smart people and asked them what the solution to the ferry problem could be. Their answers are enlightening.
Just in time for holiday gift-giving, we rounded up a few of the best locally published books and CDs. There’s a little something for every taste.
And since we have our fingers on the pulse of Powell River, we also felt we should let you know what’s coming up in 2014. Read our predictions.
Powell River Living magazine is published 11 months a year by Southcott Communications. Paper copies are available at most businesses in Powell River, at grocery store and mall racks, and at our office on Glacier Street. Online, you can find it here via issuu.com (click the “Current Issue” tab above), or as a PDF download (click the “Archives” tab).