Holly Hamilton (back) and Saelin and Loucious Cadieux give the new sidewalk signs at Third Street and Mackenzie Avenue their own touch with some nice chalk art. They're not the only ones - earlier in the day funeral director Gary Sulz touched up the signs outside Brandon Bowers.

Photo: A city beautification project

People have started putting their own touches on the city's unpopular new sidewalk signs.

Holly Hamilton (back) and Saelin and Loucious Cadieux give the new sidewalk signs at Third Street and Mackenzie Avenue their own touch with some nice chalk art. They were worried they would get in trouble for their work but its more likely they’ll be praised.

They’re not the only ones – earlier in the day funeral director Gary Sulz touched up the signs outside Brandon Bowers at Second and Mackenzie.

The ‘no’ signs went up on Tuesday with no announcement or public discussion and were largely derided as ugly and excessive. On Thursday the city started look at ways to remove them and the city’s chief administrator took responsibility for the signs.

Just Posted

Brother Octopus to deliver an unpredictable evening at Revelstoke Summer Street Fest 2018

Mixing theatrics and crowd interaction with a quirky pop-rock catalogue, Brother Octopus… Continue reading

Mt Revelstoke fire burns at 250 hectares, Glacier National Park fire burns at 990 hectares

Three new fires were sparked in the parks by lightning over the weekend

Okanagan air quality improves slightly

Index for entire Okanagan Valley rated at 10+, or very high risk, because of wildfire smoke

Motorists urged to steer clear of Mabel forest road due to wildfires

Road closure in effect from kilometre 10-59 to give BC Forestry crews space

Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kal Lake when the incident occured

A first-hand look at hazards facing scooter users

A Salmon Arm reporter tags along on a mobility scooter tour of the city to learn about safety hazards

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Man found not guilty in 2011 drug-related shooting in Shuswap

Judge rules Jeremy Davis couldn’t foresee his companion would kill 24-year-old Nick Larsen.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Parks Canada has ‘general concept’ in mind for South Okanagan-Similkameen

Minister Catherine McKenna will be providing a further update to representatives in Penticton Friday, August 17

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Most Read