Les Way Collection. - - 1941-1945, 1959, 1984. - - 2.5 cm of textual records.

Leslie Way ( 1913-1984 ) was born and raised in New Westminster, B.C. He worked as reporter for the Powell River News in the 1930’s. Way had worked at the Trail Times from 1937-1940 before returning to purchase the paper. The News was a frequent winner in the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association ( CWNA ) competitions. Way served as the British Columbia division president in 1944. In 1945 Way sold the Powell River News to Al Alsgard ( 1910-1978 ) who had started a rival weekly publication, ‘ The Town Crier ‘ in 1933. Way left to start a publishing business in Vancouver and was the Canadian Broadcasting’s ‘ Neighbourly News’ commentator for 15 years. In 1946 Way started The Canadian Weekly Editor a national trade journal. He also started L.C. Way and Associates and was known as ‘ Mr. Weekly’. Way was married to Bea and they had three sons.

Collection consists of textual records of the Powell River News, of Merit, Powell River Board of Trade and newspaper clipping.

Title based on contents of collection.

Series description available.


1. Powell River News. - - 1941-1945. - - 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of eight Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association’s Certificate of Merit in a variety of fields awarded to the Powell River News.

Title based on contents of series.

Powell River Board of Trade. - - 1942-1945, 1959. - - 1 cm of textual records.
The series consists of a booklet “ The DISTRICT PLANK “ published by the Council of the
Powell River and District Board of Trade, a poster and a programme for an Annual Dinner Meeting.

Title based on contents of series.

Newspaper Clipping. - - 1984. - - .5cm of textual records.

The series consists of a newspaper clipping pertaining to the life and death of Les Way.

Title based on contents of series.

Accession number 2011.23

Fonds #166