Re: Mural on McBride Street.
I moved my family here in 2011 and the one thing we found most fascinating is the mural on McBride Street.
All the murals in Prince Rupert are beautiful but I find the one on McBride street a part of the history of Prince Rupert and I am fascinated that it has lasted such a long time. I don’t think painting over it would be a good thing, maybe touching it up some yes, but painting over it would be like taking a piece of history away from such a historical town.
The mural brings meaning to a community that shows the strength of each individual and the community its self. Painting over it with a new mural would be destroying the meaning of the community. I do not see it as unseen or unlike able to look at. It is a very beautiful part of Prince Rupert that many whom have moved away or came here as a tourist look forward to seeing when they do come back.
You take away the mural, you take away a piece of history and a piece of the community. I feel that this should be a decision the community should vote on and have a say on.