Town of Lake Cowichan Council concerned about deteriorating entrance sign

Lake Cowichan council wants to keep the popular entrance sign into town in tip-top condition.

Lake Cowichan council wants to keep the popular entrance sign into town in tip-top condition.

With an influx of new signs set to be embraced by the town next year, in particular with construction of the new town square, council is still keen to avoid wear-and-tear on previously made signs.

“There is some deterioration on that huge sign,” said Councillor Jayne Ingram at the Cowichan Lake Education Centre, Lakeview and Fire Department Committee meeting, held last month at town hall.

Ingram was one who was instrumental in the Christmas light arrangement around town, including at the entrance, to which Mayor Ross Forrest stated he “can’t count the number of compliments received on the entrance to town.”

Councillor Bob Day, who chaired the meeting, asked is anything could be done to stabilize the apparent deterioration.

Nagi Rizk, superintendent of public works and engineering services, said he “could certainly get someone to look at it.”

But chief of administration Joe Fernandez doesn’t think a major revamp is needed, merely just a cleanup if need be.

“We shouldn’t be looking at revamping the entrance sign as everyone here likes it,” said Fernandez. “However bringing it up to a safe standard is something we should be striving for.”

Fernandez also said government grants may be available to aid the projected maintenance on the sign.

Forrest believes patience would be the best approach, with a lot of new signs coming in 2014, and reckons council should be looking to install entrance signs at other gateways to town first.

“We should see how long we can get by, it still looks good,” said the mayor.

 

Just Posted

Cute but fierce! Timber moonlights as an attack kitty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson Column: Beware of Mr. Bite, the midnight attacker

Last week, in the middle of the night, I was awoken by… Continue reading

The province has come through with funding for Duncan Manor’s renewal project. (File photo)
Funding comes through for Duncan Manor’s renewal project

Money will come from the province’s Community Housing Fund

The former St. Joseph’s School site will remain an art studio at least into early next year. It will take some time before being converted to an addictions recovery community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Addiction recovery facility will be all about building community together

Society on a clear path with members’ experiences to provide valuable help

Seniors in the Cowichan Valley are being moved into the new Hamlets. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
New Hamlets in Duncan admitting seniors

Residential-care facility has 88 beds

t
How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
Vancouver Island man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

VIDEO: ‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo man, already in jail, found guilty of sexual abuse of sons

Man previously sentenced for sexual interference involving girl in Nanaimo

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets campers while visiting McDougall, Ont. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
71% of B.C. men say they’d prefer to go camping with Trudeau: survey

Most British Columbians with plans to go camping outdoors say they’d prefer to go with Trudeau or Shania Twain

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

Most Read