Tree tradition

NANAIMO – Firefighters continue tradition of erecting Christmas tree atop Sugarloaf Mountain.

Firefighters Justin Lynch

Firefighters Justin Lynch

Firefighters Justin Lynch, top, and Greg Finstad climb the support pole to string lights for the Christmas Tree atop Sugarloaf Mountain as fellow firefighters untangle wires and check bulbs Friday.

The tree has been a Christmas tradition since Departure Bay volunteer firefighters first started it in the 1960s and is continued by Nanaimo Professional Firefighters Local 905.