Province unveils new stop of interest sign near Kamloops

By Doug Collins
March 27, 2017 - 10:45am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 5:31pm

PRITCHARD, B.C. — The story of an archaeological find of significant cultural importance to the Secwepemc Nation marks the first of 75 new Stop of Interest signs coming to highways and communities around the province.

The new sign was unveiled today by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone and representatives from the Sexqeltkemc te Secwepemc. The sign will be located next to the Sts’xum monument, off Highway 1 near Pritchard, approximately 30 km west of Chase.

“Sts’xum Monument is a modern day Coyote Marker to honour Secwépemc ancestors within ‘Secwépemc Cradle of Civilization’ in the area during the Trans-Canada Highway 1 expansion,” said Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson. “The rock sculptures were created by local Secwépemc artists.”

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