Margot and Nathan Jantz moved to Powell River from North Vancouver and established 32 Lakes Coffee, which sells small batches of fresh roasted coffees online and in local stores.
When Barrie came to Powell River, he wanted a combination of a part-time emergency practice and full-service family practice. He was able to do that here, amongst a collegial group of physicians, and felt really welcomed. He started with a plan to stay one or two years, and as his family grew, he realized that Powell River provided the quality of life they wanted.
Many of the people moving to Powell River are interested in food production. There are many opportunities to establish small farming operations in the region. That’s what Ezra and Gosia Carroll did when they migrated to Powell River. Myrtle Point Heritage Farm has a wide range of agricultural products that are sold locally and abroad.
After an extensive search, Ian and his wife settled on Powell River. They realized what a great place it is for families. A few of the things they enjoy include: going to the recreation complex with their son for swimming lessons, music lessons at the Academy, and an abundance of outdoor activities – all within 5 minutes of driving. Quality of life and diversity of practice – it’s all here.
Others have brought their job and career with them, choosing to telecommute rather than struggle to survive in an urban centre. Chris Matheson and his partner Uli Herl landed in Powell River 5 years ago and bought a house after a weekend visit. On the Monday morning visiting, Chris asked his employer if he could work remotely from the community. Now he travels once a month for team meetings while working from his home in the historic Townsite neighbourhood.