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From fear to faith

by Linda Wegner on 07/06/20

For those of you, my readers, who are not acquainted with the Upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, we live in a relatively small but isolated community. It’s beautiful almost beyond description with ocean views out front of our home and lush forests behind us. As an added bonus, we’re technically accessible only by plane or by boat. Read more...

Uplifting zucchini

by Linda Wegner on 07/01/20

Yesterday morning a neighbour brought me a freshly picked zucchini, the first one we’ve had this season. That act of kindness got me thinking about the power of this oft-maligned vegetable. First, if ever there was a prolific garden vegetable, it’s got to be zucchini. Even one or two plants can become nearly overwhelming, so much so that I stopped growing them a few years back. Boasting their beautiful yellow blossoms, they seem to pop out of the green growth, ten at a time. Read more...

Ending and beginning

by Linda Wegner on 06/22/20

The majority of our pot-banging neighbourhood population voted to end our nightly ritual. No one’s surprised; after all, these past three months have been anything but easy and although the pleasure of greeting friends and neighbours can’t be overlooked, neither can the freedom that comes with the gradual opening of businesses and holiday venues. I look upon the decision as a wise one, one that incorporates the end of one good thing and the beginning of another new, and hopefully, better phase. Read more...

Tearing down and building up

by Linda Wegner on 06/16/20

As challenging as these past months of isolation have been, there’re lots of positive things happening in our neighbourhood. First, there are a lot of new fences and paint jobs. With time on their hands, neighbours are installing, repairing and upgrading their yards. Fruit, vegetable and flower gardens are spectacular and down the street, in the next block, an “elderly” house has been raised and a new basement is being installed. Several blocks the opposite direction but still on our street, another neighbour has built the most imaginative and beautiful garden boxes. The dirt level is at my friend’s waistline; with four opening doors on either side, reaching plants is a whiz. In these trying times, folks are taking time to make significant improvements. Read more...

Together let's kneel

by Linda Wegner on 06/09/20

While I have always tried to avoid commenting on specific news items in these articles, my heart compels me to convey my prayers and condolences to the families of George Floyd; I pray that they, and so many others, will find some measure of comfort and strength through all this pain. 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. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner
Photo courtesy of Darlene Williams