Terrace, B.C. city council turns down advertising idea

The idea was to place themed signs along Grand Trunk Pathway

A request to place business signs along the Grand Trunk Pathway wasn’t a good idea in the opinions of city councillors at the monthly council meeting Nov. 30.

Virginia Goddard, who’s developing the Sleeping Beauty Estates housing complex with her husband, asked council about putting signs advertising the housing along the trail, saying the signs would show a train engineer, Kermode bear and train.

Mayor Carol Leclerc asked if motorists driving 60 km/hr would be able to read the signs.

Goddard said yes if the signs were half the size of the fence or the size of the fence that separates the pathway from the CN tracks.

Councillor James Cordeiro said he appreciated people wanting to promote their businesses and that the Sleeping Beauty Estates was doing a service to help alleviate the city’s housing issue, but with so many businesses in town, wondered how can a decision can be made to favour one business over another when it came to who should be on the signs.

“I’m not sure the community is keen on having the Grand Trunk Pathway used for that purpose,” he added. “I think there are other avenues for advertising. I wouldn’t support signage on there in the manner described.”

Councillor Sean Bujtas said the Grand Trunk Pathway was very attractive and that placing signs all along its fence was not a good idea.

He described a recent road trip in the interior where he said billboards littered the scenery and that it was not a pretty sight.

Councillor Brian Downie said the pathway was a signature entrance into the city and he wouldn’t like to see signs up there. He said he had seen enough signs along the walking route as it was during the federal election.

Election signs put up he’d had enough of seeing signs there during the election season.

Councillor Lynne Christiansen agreed with the others saying once you allow some signs along the path, it’s hard to take it back. “Some communities look bad with signs scattered all over the place. I don’t want to see that happen,” she said.

Council voted unanimously to receive Goddard’s proposal for information only.

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Terrace could see seven new physicians by September

A senior Northern Health official hopes to double their manpower by spring

Terrace man arrested in Stewart after police seize drugs, gun

The 44-year old was released on a promise to appear

Kitsumkalum Walk for Health raises $17,500 for new hospital microscope

The 5 km walk is a new take on a 10-year old fundraiser for Mills Memorial

PHOTO GALLERY: Malicious Monster Truck Tour

The Malicious Monster Truck Tour sold out to crowds of 2,500 people… Continue reading

CMTN First Nations Fine Arts program offers new advanced diploma

The 10-month program will focus on enhancing jewellery, sculpture and marketing skills

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

BC Wildfire update on 14 major Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

UPDATED: Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters defy eviction order

Demonstrators at Camp Cloud in Burnaby say they won’t leave, but will meet with city officials

B.C. tent city camper arrested for taking coins from fountain

The man, who built a shelter at a Saanich park, says homeless people are unfairly targeted

Ex-Raptor DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram

The guard was traded to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Okanagan wildfires have potential to become firestorms, says UBC expert

David Andison said to let smaller fires go, to create pockets in the landscape for new forests

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

VIDEO: B.C. rancher demands change on how gov’t handles emergencies after 2017 wildfires

Essential service designation, tax deferrals should be on the table for ranchers

Most Read