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by Linda Wegner on 03/11/19

In conversation with friends who've also lived in small communities, we've shared stories and chuckles. "Everybody knows everybody's business," was one remark, "and what they don't know", added another, "they make up." We had a good laugh about that quip, knowing full well that it's true. Case in point: one of the first rumors I heard about ourselves after moving to a very small town went like this: "They've got two boys." True. What wasn't true, however, was the pronouncement that they were adopted. Read more...

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1. Margy said on 3/14/19 - 10:41AM
Before Powell River, I'd never lived in a small community. It's a very different experience from the big city life. I love bumping into someone I know while out shopping, or going to a public event and seeing a friend I didn't expect. In my opinion, Powell River is very different from the way it was when we came here in 2001. Then, it was hard to find a comfortable spot in existing groups. We were successful by joining with people with similar interests, yet differing points of view. Now I think it's even harder to find a comfortable place with so many insular factions developing. - Margy

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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