Bob Mackin of 24 Hours reports today that the Squamish Nation held the first of two open houses yesterday regarding their ludicrous plans to erect 11 x 3 metre billboards on the 4 hectares of land north of Molson Brewery to False Creek. They hope to sell ads through partner All Vision on five billboards next to the Burrard Street Bridge. The billboards are scheduled to be erected in early 2007 but first they need to pass a federal environmental review.
The Squamish Nation business and revenue department claims that they are a good neighbour and want to balance their needs with community concern. Good one! A second open house took place today at 4pm at the Squamish Nation Recreation Centre in North Vancouver. Those unable to attend are urged to email BCCEARAdmin@inac-ainc.gc.ca or call 604-666-3931 to protest.
Last modified: January 17, 2009