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.



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


Previous stories relating to the sign:

Feathers in a flap

All aflutter about nothing


Just Posted

Province announces $100-million grant funding for Northwest communities

The Northern Capital and Planning Grant will go to four regional districts and 22 municipalities

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Most Read