Richard Sitoski (left) a technician with Williams Petroleum sets the rigging with owner/manager Parm Klar to begin raising a brand new Canada flag at the Husky station in Williams Lake, June 16. Gaeil Farrar photo

New Canada flag raised at Husky station on Highway 97 South in Williams Lake

New rigging needed to replace Canada flag at the Husky station on Highway 97 south

Management, staff and customers joined together to help raise a brand new flag at the Husky station on Highway 97 south in Williams Lake today, June 16.

The group sang O Canada before helping to send the new flag flying over the city.

Owner-manager Parm Klar worked with Richard Sitoski, a technician with Williams Petroleum, to set the new rigging for the flag raising.

And Sitoski cranked the rigging for about 30 minutes to bring the flag to the top of the pole while people on the ground held it secure until it was ready to fly free on its own.

Parm Klar, who owns and manages the Husky station with his wife Ravi, said the cable for the flag broke last year and replacing the rigging was very expensive. A crane had to be brought down from Prince George to help with the project which is expected to cost more than $8,000.

The 20 by 40 foot Canada flag flies atop a 100-foot flag pole.

Parm and Ravi moved from Penticton six years ago to take over the Husky franchise in Williams Lake. They have two children Rea, 9, and Arwin, 4.

“We have a very nice community here,” Ravi says.

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