NewsRegional News New road signs to commemorate Japanese-Canadian internment SHARE ON: Greg Nesteroff, staff Thursday, Jun. 14th, 2018 Lemon Creek Junior, Intermediate, Senior Class 1946. (Nikkei National Museum 2013 9-1-1) Three highway signs will be unveiled in our area Friday to commemorate the Japanese Canadian internment. It’s a partnership between the Japanese Canadian legacy committee and Ministry of Transportation. Laura Saimoto is one of the organizers and says it’s important to remember that history. //www.mynelsonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Laura5.mp3 But she says until now there hasn’t been a lot to show motorists where the camps used to be. //www.mynelsonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Laura4.mp3 Thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned in the West Kootenay/Boundary during World War II. The sign unveilings are open to the public. They go at 9:30 at the Highway 6 pullout north of Slocan, followed by the south side of Carpenter Creek at New Denver at 11:30, with refreshments to follow at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre. The last unveiling is at 2 p.m. in Kaslo on the south side of the Highway 31 bridge.