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“Business ideas are like those flying dragons in Avatar. First you have to find one, let it choose you, then be brave enough to ride it.”

6 Small biz: recovery

Sunshine Treatment Centre

9 Small biz: Mompreneurs

That elusive work-life balance

11 Small biz: The Patricia Flooded, but not forlorn

13 Small biz: profiles

Meet the people behind the biz

- Ryan Lilly

16 Election kick-off

Volume 9, Number 9

ISSN 1718-8601

Publisher & Managing Editor

Isabelle Southcott Associate Publisher & Sales Manager

Sean Percy Sales & Marketing

Numbers to digest

Suzi Wiebe

18 Youth exchange

Special Projects Coordinator & Graphics

To Italy and beyond!

Pieta Woolley

22 Trying out tarot

Powell River Living is published by Southcott Communications.

What’s in the cards?

24 I Made the Move

Powell River Living is supported entirely by our advertisers. We encourage you to choose the businesses that you see in these pages. We do.

The Wyse family

25 Business Connections Big changes afoot

26 Mailbag

Please sign your letters

28 Warm for Winter


A snugger home

Friends of the Patricia Theatre members were snapped after their regular meeting September 26, in the now-seatless auditorium. The theatre was recently flooded, and is in repairs. Read more about the story on Page 11. Pictured are Patricia owner Ann Nelson, Friends chair Amy Sharp, Angie Davey, Nina Mussellam, Craig Brownhill and Carole Regnier Missing are Myrna Leishman and Laura Berezan. Princess Diva, the theatre cat, lent us her royal presence.

30 What’s Up?

Art abounds in October

32 Community Calendar

So much to do in just 31 days

34 Lives Lived

Photo by Sean Percy

Clara-Mae Allen

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Patricia Theatre, Small Business, Civic Literacy, Mompreneurs and more!