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Making mountains melt

by Linda Wegner on 05/23/19

I don't know that I'll ever forget that day in 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted. At the time we lived in the southern part of British Columbia, just an hour from the Canadian-US border and not far from the infamous site. Although we didn't see the extent of the upheaval, we certainly felt its effects. For a few days our skies were dark with smoke and ash and Hubby spent time each day cleaning the debris off our car. Read more...

The passing of time

by Linda Wegner on 05/13/19

Who of us hasn't uttered or heard the following words: What time is it? What time do we have to leave? When? Read more...

A glorious temple

by Linda Wegner on 05/08/19

What makes someone beautiful? I went to my trusty computer to search out some quotes pertaining to my question, here are just two of them: Read more...

One a day

by Linda Wegner on 04/30/19

One of the things I recall from years past is an advertising ditty that went like this: "A [something] a day keeps the doctor away". I don't recall what that something was but the lilt and the rhyme have continued, prompting these thoughts about influence. Read more...

Me real Canadian

by Linda Wegner on 04/24/19

One of the things I most enjoy about my morning bus rides is the interaction with other passengers and, in particular, those students who are studying English in our community. The other day, a wet and windy morning, a group of us were discussing the current weather conditions when a young fellow, I'll call Akihiro (not his real name but just 'cause he's bright and always smiling and laughing), announced: "Now me real Canadian. No umbrella!" Laughter erupted throughout the front half of the bus. 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