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REPORTING · 22nd May 2012
Walter McFarlane
Councillor Mary Murphy made a motion on Monday, May 7th to put up a Day of Mourning plaque at Coughlin Memorial Park in Kitimat.

“I was in contact with CAW and they support this 100% and are going to do whatever it takes to get this done,” said Murphy.

She looked into this and found there were all kinds of roadblocks. Municipal Manager Ron Poole stated they should look at other locations. He said there is a plaque in existence. He suggested bringing this back at a later date.

Mayor Joanne Monaghan suggested contacting the Coughlin’s because it is a park dedicated to their family. Councillor Mario Feldhoff made a motion to refer to staff for comment. He stated there is a Kemano Memorial at the park but there are other venues around town.

Murphy was opposed to the referral because it has gone to Kitimat Leisure Services who picked the park but could not decide how it was going to be used. Martin Gould, head of Leisure Services suggested putting it off to the Leisure Services Advisory Meeting and having them come back with a response.

Councillor Rob Goffinet agreed with the motion and the referral. He stated Murphy was trying to expedite a process which has been going on for a long time. He wanted suggested talking to the Kitimat Terrace Labour Council. There is an account for this plaque in the Labour Council Treasury.

The motion was called and carried.