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Another affordable housing project is underway in Powell River

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Construction has begun on a new housing complex in Powell River to provide affordable homes for families and seniors with low to moderate incomes.

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Wildfire evacuation alert for southern Sonora Island residents

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) issued a wildfire evacuation alert for Sonora Island residents south of Hyacinth and Dorr Lakes. The alert is currently just a precaution, but residents are asked to prepare to leave their homes on short notice.

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Could this be the model for a city’s name change?

By Abby Francis, quathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Back in 2001, when Stewart Alsgard was mayor of Powell River, he kicked off a project to redevelop the downtown waterfront area around the Westview Ferry Terminal. City planners had imagined an attractive Seawalk, a pier, a park and more. 

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Wildfire smoke clouding the skies

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The air quality and visibility over the weekend was noticeably affected by particulates in forest fire smoke traveling across the landscape, and will likely be present in the region into Wednesday afternoon.

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