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Media Release - Canada Day will recognize Nation's 150th Anniversary

Powell River’s Canada Day celebration on July 1, with its Canada 150 theme, will provide a variety of fun and ceremony for the whole community.
“It’s a really big family event,” said Neil Pukesh, City of Powell River Manager of Recreation. “We want families to come out and celebrate Canada Day 150 on July 1.”
This year, Canada Day will be held on a Saturday, and will be celebrated at Willingdon Beach.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:15pm

Council Meeting Highlights - June 15, 2017

The following summary is provided in accordance with Council’s Strategic Priorities and is in keeping with the City’s commitment to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:45am

Media Release - Water Main Construction Project Nearly Ready to Start

Replacement of the Haslam Lake water trunk main could begin as early as this month.
Jeremy Sagebiel, Engineering Technologist with the City of Powell River, said the city has received bids from two contractors for the construction of the water main running from Haslam Lake to the reservoir intake building.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Media Release - Freedom of the City Granted to Three Outstanding People

Council of the City of Powell River is pleased to announce that they have bestowed Freedom of the City to Dr. Elsie Paul, Hegus Clint Williams and Roy Francis of the Tla’amin Nation.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:45am

Media Release - City Approves Cash and In-Kind Grants-in Aid

Powell River City Council approved nearly $29,000 in cash and in-kind grants-in-aid for 10 organizations and events being held in the community.
At the Monday, May 29 City council meeting, councillors supported nine cash donations and one in-kind donation for a variety of functions:

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:15pm

Media Release - Property Taxes Due on Tuesday, July 4th

The City of Powell River property tax notices have now been mailed. The tax due date is Tuesday, July 4 to pay your property taxes and claim your Home Owner Grant without penalty.

There are five ways to pay property taxes in Powell River:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:15am

Media Release - Community Forest Annual Dividend is Highest Ever

The City of Powell River Community Forest has provided a record setting dividend from timber sales that will help finance community projects throughout the entire Powell River region.
At the Monday, May 29 meeting of Powell River City Council, President of Powell River Community Forest (PRCF) Ltd., Greg Hemphill, said the community forest representatives in attendance were pleased to present the 2016 dividend to the City of Powell River in the amount of $1,975,639.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:30am

Media Release - Community Block Parties Bring Neighbours Together

In an initiative to strengthen neighbourhood togetherness, Powell River residents are being encouraged to gather with their neighbours to organize local block parties and events.
Alex Craig, Community Recreation Program Coordinator for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, said the department is launching a new program this summer to encourage residents to organize block parties and neighbourhood projects.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 9:00am

Media Release - Sea Lion Threat Closes Cleaning Station

Due to the presence of sea lions in the area, the fish cleaning stations at the North Boat Harbour will be closed until further notice.
All fish catch is to be cleaned at people’s residences or at sea to lessen the danger of contact with these large sea mammals.
According to a notice from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sea lions and seals are dangerous and should not be disturbed. They bite and can carry harmful diseases. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has stated that for people’s safety, they should not touch or feed these animals.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:00am


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