Summerland approves directional signs

Signs pointing the way to Summerland’s downtown and waterfront will be set up at the north and south entrances to the community.

Directional signs, pointing the way to Summerland’s downtown and waterfront areas and presenting information about upcoming community events, will be set up at the north and south entrances to the community.

Council approved the signs at the July 22 meeting.

Funding is in the 2013 financial plan.

Mayor Janice Perrino said this is not the first time the directional signs have been considered for Summerland.

“It’s taken us three years to get to this place,” she said.

In the past, electronic signs were suggested, with the message on the signs changing to highlight the next upcoming festival or community event.

At present, however, the provincial Ministry of Highways does not allow new electronic signs along the highways.

If electronic signs are not allowed on the signs, another method will be used to promote events.

“There’s going to be some way to inform people of our festivals,” Perrino said.

The design of the directional signs is similar to the design of the existing welcome signs already in place along the highway.

She added that reaching a consensus on the look of the signs was difficult because of the variety of ideas presented.

The work is expected to be completed over the next year.

 

Just Posted

Summerland council voting on pay raise

Increases would take effect Jan. 1

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Out to pasture at the Freak’n Farmer

The annual “fun” event at Covert Farms put on by the Covert family and HooDoo Adventures

Couple of cruisers crammed in Penticton

Penticton RCMP officers and voluteers collected food and money for the Salvation Army Food Bank

Rodgers visits animals at Ontario wildlife sanctuary

Summerland-based musician a supporter of several animal sanctuaries

Weekday weather update

A look at your Okanagan-Shuswap weekday weather for Sept. 24

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Don’t feed birds in the parking lot

Vernon wildlife control services owner says feeding ducks and geese, or any wildlife, is bad

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Most Read