My Powell River Now: COVID-19 vaccinations and local case numbers are headed in opposite directions in the Powell River Health Area. And that’s a good thing. The Powell River Division of Family Practice says between May 2nd and 8th, there were just two new cases in the area. This includes the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District (minus Lasqueti), and Tla’amin Nation. Vaccinations are hitting a new gear in B.C. and the same is true in the Powell River area.