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District of Port Edward
Port Edward, British Columbia
Grant of Arms and Supporters
January 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 97
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Per chevron embowed, in chief Vert billeté fesswise Argent, in base Argent fretty Sable;
A bald eagle close holding in the dexter claw a conifer branch fructed proper;
Two harbour porpoises proper each issuant from barry crested Argent and Vert set on either side of conifer branches fructed proper;
WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE;
The design refers to fishing and the cannery as the foundation of the community. The lower part resembles a net being drawn up, and the white shapes in the upper part symbolize cans and thus the historic site of the North Pacific Cannery. The green colour is a reference to the natural setting of the community.
Bald eagles are a prominent feature of local natural heritage, and the conifer branches refer to the forestry industry.
The porpoises are a local sea mammal, after which the geographical feature Porpoise Harbour is named. The branches further the reference to the forestry industry.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 17, 2007, in Volume 141, page 588 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
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