Alerting people to local history

Alert Bay will see new signs around town explaining local history

It’s no secret that Alert Bay has plenty of history, but not everyone knows the details.

This could be said of tourists and locals alike. When the Village and the ‘Namgis completed the Tides of Change economic development strategy they “identified some items that were quick starts to implement immediately,” said Heather Nelson-Smith, village administrator.

One of those was a heritage sign project “that will show visitors and residents what the island was like in the past and what some of our buildings are used for,” continued Nelson-Smith.

Overall 18 potential signs were identified and five have been designed to date.

These five signs will provide information under the following headings: St. Michael’s Residential School, the Alert Bay Net Loft, the ‘Namgis Burial Grounds, the Court House, and Alert Bay ‘Hub of the North’.

The signs will be 18×24 inches and should be erected during July.

 

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