QC Harbour slated for facelift

  • Mar. 16, 2015 7:00 a.m.

By Stacey MarpleHaida Gwaii Observer Improvements to Queen Charlotte’s harbour may soon be underway.Queen Charlotte City Harbour Authority has had a new board as of August 2014. With the recent financial issues that caused the previous board and harbour manager to resign last June, the harbour authority is now working closely with the public to settle past due accounts. With an even budget they hope to find funding for new improvements that are needed for the dock.The planned upgrade will be focused on the dock head. It will significantly improve the look of the harbour. The upgrades will include a new paint job for the dock head railings, mirroring the colour scheme of the Visitor Information Centre and Spirit Square. The electrical system will be rewired and the harbour Office will be given new siding to match the new look of the dock head. The telephone booth and fire hose cabinet will also be moved to optimize the space.New welcome signage will be erected at both entrances of the harbour.The Harbour Authority is working closely with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) small craft harbour to renew their signage as well. Along with all the upgrades to the dockhead DFO will be raising the Hi Noon ship that sunk in Queen Charlotte’s harbour last April. Two other derelict boats will also be removed. The upgrades to the dockhead are important because it is a key piece of infrastructure for Queen Charlotte and Skidegate.

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