A sign promoting the Fort St. James Historic Site and the community has some local residents with their tail feathers in a knot.

A sign promoting the Fort St. James Historic Site and the community has some local residents with their tail feathers in a knot.

No laughing matter

I was one of the people that had called regarding the new billboard signs advertising Fort St. James.

Editor:

 

I was one of the people that had called regarding the new billboard signs advertising the World Class Chicken Races and Not Just a One Horse town.  I am embarrassed having these signs promote Fort St. James.  I understand that they are geared toward the National Historic Park.  Perhaps the sign should say for example “Fort St. James National Historic Park……World Class Chicken Races”.  That way it would give the visitor information on where to find the races.

We have so many assets in Fort St. James to be proud of that are not displayed.  I think of our gorgeous lake, the golf course, the ski hill, the local parks and camping facilities, the Historic Park and many more assets that we could be sharing and didn’t.

As for the sense of humor aspect of the signs, the many people that I have discussed the signs with believe this shows Fort St. James as a “joke”!  I have not talked to anyone from our community or any other community that interprets it any different.

If there was government money involved in developing this series of signs, perhaps it would have been better spent on our area highways?

Darren McQueen

Fort St. James, BC  V0J 1P0

darrenmcqueen@stonesbay.ca

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