Town receives 200 submissions for business park street names

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STELLARTON – Will it be Pancake Road? Amelia Earhart Place? Balmoral Way?

Those are just some of the 200 or so names that have been suggested by residents and school children for the 10 streets that need to be named in the Albion Place business park in Stellarton.

But the wealth of names has left Stellarton council scratching their heads and unsure how to go about narrowing that list.

Developer Paul Brown had suggested simply numbering the streets, but council wasn't in favour of that plan.

"Stellarton has a very rich heritage and, when explored, very rich names," said Deputy Mayor Ken Francis. "It would be an oversight to just name them Street One, Street Two – that's very mundane."

Council had previous decided not to use any family names, coal mining names or names of institutions, which significantly cuts down on the names on the list.

"We seem to be making something very simple very complicated," said Mayor Joe Gennoe. "I don't care if we get five people from the bleachers, if it's the five of us on council. Maybe we should put all the names in a drum."

Council voted in favour of each council member selecting 10 names and bringing them back to the March 12 meeting to make a final decision.

Organizations: Stellarton council

Geographic location: Albion Place, Stellarton.But

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Recent comments

  • Latino
    February 15, 2012 - 12:58

    How about El Dorado drive.It will be bringing gold for Stellarton.

  • watchdog
    February 15, 2012 - 12:49

    A good idea would be to call it Prosperity Avenue.

  • kayla
    February 15, 2012 - 11:39

    I think that is a good Idea. It should be named after all the miners that were killed in the mines. There should be a online vote!

  • Julie
    February 14, 2012 - 23:24

    This is fantastic but what about getting the public even more involved? Once you bring it down to 3-5 names, have a vote online!

    • Fred
      February 15, 2012 - 13:31

      Why dont we just give up now and call the streets...Pictou County Ave, Pictou County Road, Pictou County Street...After all the good names went for the Wellness Center it still was named Pictou County Wellness Center.

  • faye dunbar
    February 14, 2012 - 23:06

    i think the names should come from all the miners that worked or were killed in the mines in stellarton . its just a thought .

  • Town Resident
    February 14, 2012 - 22:04

    Looks like street naming supersedes a governance study. Way to go Town of Stellarton! Time to get your priorities straight.