Alerting people to local history

Alert Bay will see new signs around town explaining local history

It’s no secret that Alert Bay has plenty of history, but not everyone knows the details.

This could be said of tourists and locals alike. When the Village and the ‘Namgis completed the Tides of Change economic development strategy they “identified some items that were quick starts to implement immediately,” said Heather Nelson-Smith, village administrator.

One of those was a heritage sign project “that will show visitors and residents what the island was like in the past and what some of our buildings are used for,” continued Nelson-Smith.

Overall 18 potential signs were identified and five have been designed to date.

These five signs will provide information under the following headings: St. Michael’s Residential School, the Alert Bay Net Loft, the ‘Namgis Burial Grounds, the Court House, and Alert Bay ‘Hub of the North’.

The signs will be 18×24 inches and should be erected during July.

 

Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Quarterdeck restaurant, pub temporarily closed until summer

“We have decided to close the pub until April 30, 2019,” stated the pub’s announcement.

Port Hardy’s RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen: ‘It’s business as usual’ after cannabis legalization

Local RCMP will still be on the lookout for impaired driving despite cannabis legalization.

Jay Dixon finishes top three for School and District Leadership award

“I believe it’s all of our responsibility for our schools to provide quality education,” said Dixon.

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Port McNeill mayoral candidate: Gaby Wickstrom

Wickstrom said she one of the issues she’ll work on is infrastructure in a fiscally responsible way.

Port McNeill mayoral election: Shirley Ackland

Incumbent Ackland wants to complete council’s priorities started in the last four years.

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Port Hardy mayoral election: Dennis Dugas

Dugas has extensive experience working under the district, 40 years, but is now running for mayor.

Port Hardy mayoral election: Hank Bood

Bood talks on his past four years as mayor working on various projects.

Most Read