I want to thank Jim Pojar for his letter on Nov. 8. Finally, someone spoke up and voiced a concern that I’m sure a majority of people will agree with. I know I do!
As you start down the hill into Smithers you have the breathtakingly beautiful snow capped mountains on the left and on the right you have what looks like the entrance way to some circus side show. Countless signs jammed in, side by side, all the way down the hill, and more on the other side of town.
Mr. Burrill stated they provide valuable information for tourists coming into town. Anyone coming down that hill at 90 km/hr isn’t going to have a lot of time for reading all those signs. This is the era of smartphones, Google and GPS. I don’t think too many people are relying on roadside signs for their information.
All the picturesque little shops on Main Street can look that way because all their ugly advertising is out on the highway.
These billboards are no longer of any use, yet they continue to spread across the town like a noxious weed.