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Corridor Signing Policy

11. Community Business Message Board

A Community Business Message Board is a sign that advertises local businesses within a municipality.

  1. Community Business Message Boards are subject to the following criteria:
    1. allowed on Class 1 and 2 highways where a new highway alignment has bypassed a community.
    2. the advertiser on the sign must not qualify for a Canadian TODS sign or any other Ministry signing programs.
    3. the closest community to the highway will be allowed a Community Business Message Board.
    4. signing allocations will be based on the following population thresholds.
      • Population less than 500
        one (1) Community Business Message Board per direction
      • Population 500 - 2000
        two (2) Community Business Message Boards per direction
      • Population over 2000
        three (3) Community Business Message Boards per direction
    5. the community will be responsible for the message content (business identification)
    6. the businesses or services advertised must be located within the municipality for which the Community Business Message Board is intended.
    7. up to four (4) local businesses will be allowed on the Community Business Message Board.
    8. must be located on private property or highway right-of-way provided the highway has been designated a bush country highway.
    9. must not exceed 8 m (25 ft.) from the ground to the top of the Community Business Message Board.
    10. must not exceed 4.9 m (16 ft.) in width.
    11. must not exceed 2.4 m (8 ft.) in height.
    12. the exit number must be located at the bottom portion of the Community Business Message Board.
    13. the community must supply further directional signing on their own road allowances to the businesses being advertised on the Community Business Message Board.
    14. each Community Business Message Board is subject to an annual fee.
    15. the permit will be issued in the name of the municipality/city/town.
    16. a sign permit fee is required for each sign location.
    17. must not be located within 305 m (1,000 ft.) of another Community Business Message Board sign per direction.
    18. a Community Business Message Board located on the highway right-of-way must not be:
      • located where there are available sites in a clear area.
      • placed more than 0.91 m (3 ft.) in front of the bush line to the front edge (right) of the sign.
      • located where the left edge of the sign will be less than 9 m (30 ft.) from the edge of the highway pavement.
      • located on the left hand side of the highway facing the motorist.
    19. application for Sign Permit is required.
    20. a Community Business Message Board must be located within the geographic boundaries of the municipality.
    21. must not be a changeable message sign.