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Port McNeill, British Columbia (Canada)
Mount Waddington Regional District
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image located by Valentin Poposki, 26 June 2011
Description of the flag
Here is the story about the flag of the Town of Port McNeill, British
"About ten years ago we held an open competition for a flag
design. The prize for the winning entry was $100.00. We received five
entries from amateur artists and sadly, none of them addressed the challenge
of publicising our most important industry which is sustainable forestry.
Forestry is the reason we have a Town here, so we rejected the designs and
divided the prize among the five entrants.
The mayor, who has long
been a campaigner for forestry designed a flag which shows small little
trees being planted and growing up, being harvested (not the stump) and
being replanted to once more grow into a healthy forest. This epitomises
what our Town is all about."
Information and image of the flag thanks to
Sue Harvey, Deputy Administrator.
About the town:
"Port McNeill is
a town on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Canada with a population of 2,623 (2006). Originally a base camp for
loggers, Port McNeill became a settlement in 1936. The town was named after
Captain William Henry McNeill of the Hudson's Bay Company." - from
Valentin Poposki, 6 May 2010