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Oh little town of Bethlehem

by Linda Wegner on 12/08/19

For a long time, I’d assumed that Bethlehem was a bustling, prosperous city; the key word being, “assumed”. Then years ago, I discovered that wasn’t always the case but I didn’t pursue the matter any farther. When I decided to use the most famous Christmas hymn, “O little town of Bethlehem’ as a foundation for this week’s article I wanted to gather a few verifiable facts about this iconic place. Read more...

Changing my world

by Linda Wegner on 11/11/19

Lately I’ve been cleaning out my office. After combing through a quarter-century of published articles and studies, I was ready to toss it all out and forget about saving what I’d deemed essential. So glad I didn’t and here’s why. Read more...

The colours of our world

by Linda Wegner on 11/03/19

A family member from the prairies recently visited us and it was not only a delightful time together, her constant remarks prompted this week’s article. “Just look at those colours,” she’d repeat regularly and often. She was right, they were spectacular. Read more...

One of those days

by Linda Wegner on 10/30/19

As I recently mentioned, I’ve been writing and submitting these articles for more than two decades and that statement has stirred an oft-repeated question: “Where do you get your ideas for all these pieces?” Read more...

Taking time to vote

by Linda Wegner on 10/01/19

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been intrigued, annoyed, confused, exhilarated, or/and enraged by politics. Even as a teen I recall curling up on the bed or chesterfield where I would put my ear close to the radio and listen to any political broadcast that could be reached with our economy-sized Motorola®. Read more...

The Powell River Blog
Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner