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The mystery of grace

by Linda Wegner on 05/05/21

The owner, I assume, of a plumbing company advertised the business by posting a sign on the side of his truck that read: “There is no place too deep, too dark or too dirty for us to handle.” Read more...

Open and shut

by Linda Wegner on 04/26/21

A recent post on Facebook caught my attention. Although many folks are turned off by that page, I have appreciated recent attempts to counteract all the depressing news associated with COVID. So, following that introduction, here’s what made me pause and smile. Read more...

The meaning of essential

by Linda Wegner on 04/19/21

Essential is the key word in our lives these days; your grocery shopping list, like mine, is broken down like this: “will get if its on sale”, “really need” or “absolutely essential”. Gone are the days of browsing through the mall before catching the bus back home. The former as I’ve mentioned in other articles, formed much of my social life. While neither of those things are deemed “essential” they definitely filled my life with enjoyment. Read more...

What to say

by Linda Wegner on 04/16/21

As cases of COVID continue to climb in every constituency (how’s that for featuring the letter “cee” in my opening statement), I am finding it more difficult this week to find a bit of humor for this column. Add to that chore (note: there’s another couple of “cees”), I’m trying hard to sort through and discard books and other materials. I really don’t want to leave that job to our kids once we depart this life. Read more...

Remembrance or celebration

by Linda Wegner on 04/06/21

Remembrance or celebration? Simply put, it depends on reasons and attitudes. I certainly have experienced them both this year and both have affected my life forever. Yours, too? 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