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Blown down by wind, Hudson's Hope welcome sign slated for repairs

An unwelcome gust of wind knocked one of Hudson’s Hope’s welcome signs to the ground on Sunday. Strong winds ripped through the region on Feb. 21, with gusts up to 98 km/h in Fort St.

An unwelcome gust of wind knocked one of Hudson’s Hope’s welcome signs to the ground on Sunday.

Strong winds ripped through the region on Feb. 21, with gusts up to 98 km/h in Fort St. John, 91 km/h in Dawson Creek, and and 81 km/h in Chetwynd, according to Environment Canada records.

The welcome sign was relatively new, part of a pair installed at both entrances to town years ago, with the Fort St. John-facing sign being the one that was knocked over.

Hudson's Hope Mayor Dave Heiberg says the district will be taking a look into repairs soon. An action plan has yet to come to council.

“I’m sure we’ll be replacing or repairing it,” said Heiberg.

The new welcome signs were installed a few years ago, part of a municipal project that saw additional signage installed in town to point out amenities and places of interest in the community.

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The Welcome Sign in Hudson's Hope.