Disagreement over new ‘Wye Entrance’

Ideas are still being kicked around to remake the so-called “Wye Entrance” to Lake Cowichan where Highway 18 meets Youbou Road.

Ideas are still being kicked around to remake the so-called “Wye Entrance” to Lake Cowichan where Highway 18 meets Youbou Road.

The present wooden sign is rapidly deteriorating and must be replaced and the town’s advisory planning council is looking at what might be put up instead.

Ross Fitzgerald, APC chair, told a recent town meeting that he’s hoping to get the ideas costed out and ready for presentation to council in January. The idea is to get the project done by summer.

Some suggestions put forward show a modern-looking sign, while other people are calling for something more rustic. Still others want to see something that would include reference to Lake Cowichan’s First Nation or something that would offer the chance to welcome visitors to specific events.

Finally, there have also been protests that taking the listing of all the area’s communities off the sign would change its focus but councillors have replied that the project is being paid for by the Town of Lake Cowichan and that the town should be top priority in the project.

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