After more than 35 years of the familiar picture of a man carrying a net riding a porpoise, the District of Port Edward voted on January 10 to change the official logo for the municipality.
Taking the place of the old logo will be the Coat of Arms for the community, which features two porpoises on either side of a shield with an Eagle on top and the words “Working together as one” below it. The logo will be changed on the pins of Port Edward and on the letterhead the municipality uses to write other governments.
According to mayor Dave MacDonald, the change is being made to better reflect the position of the community.
“The Coat of Arms was done during Ed [Wampler’s] term and I think that it would be a good logo with the eagles and the porpoises…I also think ‘Working together as one’ is a great saying, particularly where we are working together with our neighbours and in the Community-to-Community forums,” he said of meetings that include Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Lax Kw’alaams, Metlakatla, Kitkatla and others.
According to chief administrative officer Ron Bedard, the logo may also appear
“Personally I think it’s a great idea. Nothing against what we have no, it’s the logo we have had since 1966, but sometimes it is difficult to reproduce on clothing or documents,” he said.