So you want to move to Powell River – how do you find a place to live?

By Melany Hallam When I moved to Powell River with my partner many years ago from Vancouver, we found a rental duplex south of town for $450 a month on a 6-month lease. It had two finished floors, including an office for me, a partial ocean view plus a full basement with lots of room... Continue Reading →

Top Tips for Boomtown Job Hunt

By Maureen Latta The race is on to pipe resources across Northwest BC to the coast and then ship them to the markets of Asia. You’ve seen the headlines. A retrofitted ferry ship cruises into Kitimat to house 600 labourers working on Rio Tinto Alcan’s $3.3-billion aluminum smelter modernization project. Enbridge seeks approval for a pipeline to pump... Continue Reading →

Career paths in the hotel industry

By Maureen Latta In the hotel industry, it’s often feast or famine. Business in the Powell River region fluctuates depending on factors like season, ferry service, and strength of the Canadian dollar. This summer is sure to be a feast with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) being held in June, and the... Continue Reading →

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