REPORTING · 18th August 2014
Council is giving final adoption to a road naming bylaw tonight at the Regular Meeting of Council. The bylaw first came before Council on Monday, August 11th. The bylaw ensures names of streets in proposals for development are approved by Council.
This bylaw will ensure that Forest Hills Heights has three streets: Wakita Avenue named for the late Jim Wakita which was approved in 1997, Wozney named for former Mayor Rick Wozney in 2009 and a new street, Robinson Street named for Haisla Artist Sammy Robinson.
In Strawberry Meadows, the bylaw will officially name the following streets and avenues: Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Dewberry and Loganberry.
The motion was called and carried.
Comment by Freddy Krueger on 22nd August 2014
You people need an Elm Street.
Comment by Sushi on 20th August 2014
Seriously ok Wakita and wozney are already there but I prefer the tree names too forget Robinson kill think it's named after a previous homeowner when I hear Robinson :( but as usual council is going to do what they are going to do!!
Comment by Larry Walker on 19th August 2014
Believe it or not....I agree with you totally that pioneers in our area should be honoured but street names are not the way. Parks, playgrounds and of course buildings would be a great way of handling this. Good point and thank you.
Comment by Jim on 18th August 2014
Not with you on this one Larry I think council got it right A lot of Kitimat streets are already named after pioneers that helped build Kitimat . Ie Stein St., Whittlesy St.Meldrum St. etc some parks too Coglin park for instance. Why not honor some of the people that have lived in Kitimat a long time and contributed so much over the years like the Wakitas, Wozneys and of course the world renowned artist Sammy Robinson rather than a bunch of trees.
Comment by Larry Walker on 18th August 2014
I agree with Blueberry, Strawberry but the names for Forest Heights are very confusing to say the least. Why not continue naming roads that bear some resemblance to the actual sub division.......like Spruce, Cedar, Fir, Larch, Pine, etc (this would make them much easier to find) Can you imagine giving driving directions like "turn left on gopher at sleepy hollow blvd and right at bikers lane"