University cuts sign study budget in half

Must Read

Canadian Natural beats expectations despite loss and halving of revenues

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. beat analyst expectations despite swinging to a loss in its latest quarter on a...

Total cases of COVID-19 remains at 91 in Northern Health Region, 47 new cases across BC

VICTORIA, B.C. – The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Northern Health Region remains at 91,...

Fort St John RCMP search for missing teenager

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating 17-year-old Morgan Armstrong. According...

By Christine Rumleskie

 

 

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


A university team will be studying Fort St. John’s signs.

Last year, the city received a $10,000 grant to conduct a signage audit and to create of a city-wide signage strategy.

The city asked for bids from various consultant groups, and received only one bid, worth more than $39,000. That was more than the City was willing to pay, so councilors voted against the bid, and staff went back to the drawing board.

The Tourism Fort St. John Board eventually got involved, and received a quote from the Universities of Victoria and Northern B.C. The institutions are currently working collaboratively on a Tourism Research Innovation Project that aims to enhance tourism development in rural B.C.

They quoted a total cost of $5,500 to conduct a study.

Councilors favored the significantly lower cost, and approved the funding at Monday night’s council meeting.

The study is set to begin the first week of March, and should be complete by March 15th.

More Articles Like This