NB Mountie statue refurbished

The familiar statue of an RCMP Mountie on a horse, outside the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce building at the Highway 16/40 junction, has had a shining new facelift. The statue received a much needed new paint job and a few repairs, its first major refurbishment since 2007. All that’s left to do is the flag/pennant, according to the chamber. The statue itself was commemorated for the 1967 Centennial year and was built in Westlock, Alta. The jet-black horse statue was christened “Old Bobby,” so named after a member of the Musical Ride noticed a similarity with the horse Old Bobby, which had been Insp. Williamson’s mount during that show. Photo by John Cairns

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