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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...

Fear, power and love

by Linda Wegner on 09/17/19

I don’t know about you, but my decades-old habit of following local, national and international news is quickly vanishing. Frankly, I’m just sick of hearing about fighting, wars, and now, at least here in Canada, sniping by politicians as our federal election comes up in October. Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a regular broadcast of all things positive, uplifting and encouraging? Read more...

Watch for the little things

by Linda Wegner on 09/10/19

As many of my readers (and editors!) already know, recently I was without power to my computer for the better, or worst, part of the week. It was both frustrating and soul-searching. I felt so helpless when it came to submitting my article to a number of newspapers and independent readers but I can also say that by the time the fourth day had passed, a sense of serenity ruled in the house. No more interrupting any and all tasks in order to check email, etc. Never have so many crossword puzzles been done in so short a time. Read more...

Why not dance!

by Linda Wegner on 08/26/19

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance." Now that's just about the best advice I've heard in a long time but having said that, it's not always that easy. Read more...

Overcoming the obstacle

by Linda Wegner on 08/21/19

 If you're like me (and everybody else), you either have, are or will face obstacles that can seem overwhelming. This week I was so blessed to both read and hear encouraging words of Scripture pertaining to that very subject. 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