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A proverb for every need

by Linda Wegner on 07/16/18

Our house is full of laughter, good food and great joy this week and it's given me cause to rejoice. Here's one reason: When I put my first thoughts based on the Book of Proverbs into a weekly piece, I believed that it was a "one shot deal". Over the past six months as I've shared weekly insights from this Old Testament book, I quickly realized that nothing's changed over the centuries; struggles are common, selfishness crops up in every person but wisdom teaches us how to avoid a lot of pain. Read more...

Stay well rooted

by Linda Wegner on 07/10/18

For the first time in a number of years, I'm truly excited about my vegetable garden. For one thing, I'm finally retired from my work as a business writer and now have time to spend weeding and nurturing both the flowers and edibles. Digging in the dirt never felt so good. Read more...

A time to celebrate!

by Linda Wegner on 07/05/18

For North American readers, July is a month to celebrate. We Canadians mark July 1 as Canada Day, in tribute to our 151 years as a nation; to the south, our friends and neighbours celebrate their 242nd birthday on July 4th. Happy birthday to all of us! Read more...

A purpose in it all

by Linda Wegner on 06/26/18

Constructed in 1944 in California and known locally as one of four Hulks, YOGN-82 formed part of a breakwater at the local Catalyst Paper plant in Powell River for a number of years. Yesterday it sank or, more accurately, was deliberately sunk. As recorded in our local Powell River Peak, "It was one of ten wartime ships purchased by the Powell River Company to serve as the pulp and paper mill's breakwater. As mill production ceased, so did the need for so many Hulks." Read more...

Sing a song

by Linda Wegner on 06/19/18

For a town our size, we are extraordinarily blessed with music. With a population of under 20,000 and with access only by boat or plane, we regularly host two international events. Since its founding six years ago, June is enriched annually by the music of the Pacific Region International Music Academy (PRISMA); then, every two years, the month of July erupts with the glorious harmonies of Kathaumiwx, a choral event founded in 1984. Symphonic instrumentalists come together in June while singers from around the world gather every other July; both events boast attendance in the thousands, including musicians and attendees. 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