We couldn't find an image of Salmon Arm's LED sign

Council debates Trans-Canada Highway ‘Jumbotron’ for Revelstoke

Should the City of Revelstoke build a giant LED TV screen somewhere near the Trans-Canada Highway to attract visitors into the community?

Should the City of Revelstoke build a giant LED TV screen somewhere near the Trans-Canada Highway to attract visitors into the community?

City council wrestled with the idea at their Dec. 11 meeting after the City of Revelstoke’s Economic Development Commission made the recommendation.

Their inspiration? Salmon Arm has a similar large LED screen in front of a community facility there.

The commission wants to display information about, “community events, local attractions and amenities [and] road closures,” wrote economic development director Alan Mason in a report to council.

The idea didn’t light up council.

“The initial reaction is over my dead body,” said Coun. Chris Johnston, who called the Salmon Arm sign “an obscenity.”

“I think it is totally contrary to what Revelstoke is trying to portray,” he added.

Coun. Gary Starling agreed, calling Salmon Arm’s sign “atrocious.”

Despite the swift kicks, the plan didn’t quite fall off the table. Council referred the idea to the city’s planning department, asking them to explore options and suggestions for a sign or something that would achieve a similar purpose.

Coun. Tony Scarcella supported trying to find some kind of signage option. “I think it would be good for tourism in Revelstoke,” he said.

The referral to the planning department means they’ll write up some kind of report and council will likely debate their recommendations sometime in the future.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke Secondary School Band turned choir performing in Scotland

The Revelstoke Secondary School Band is in Scotland this week. . They… Continue reading

Revelstoke family returns to their childhood home for the weekend

Have you ever had the chance to return to your childhood home?… Continue reading

Glimpses from Revelstoke’s past

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, May 25, 1898 The local citizens celebrated… Continue reading

Reel Reviews: Atypical college life

We say, “Life of the Party is pleasant and harmless.”

The Camozzis: Sisters committed to wellness in Revelstoke

Imogen Whale Special to the Review To say that the Camozzi sisters… Continue reading

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

Rachel Notley to skip premiers conference to focus on pipeline deal

Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline project until it receives assurances

B.C. tech company will power Uber Elevate

Moli and Uber announce research and development partnership.

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped our mom.”

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

Ariana Kukors Smith alleges her former coach Sean Hutchison began grooming her for sexual abuse at the age of 13

Defence minister thanks troops for B.C. flood relief work

Harjit Sajjan says not only was military response quick, support from locals has been ‘tremendous’

Couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

The couple, from Saskatchewan, were en route to Nelson when a tree fell in their path

‘So grateful:’ Injured Bronco hockey player glad he’s alive, works on recovery

Ryan Straschnitzki was badly hurt in the accident: a spinal injury, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and punctured lung

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Most Read