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City looks at renaming Railway Avenue West – battlefordsNOW

Railway Avenue West may have a new Indigenous-inspired name in the future.

At its meeting Tuesday, North Battleford council approved a resolution for a Street and Neighbourhood Naming Policy, and for city administration to proceed with public notice for renaming West Railway Avenue.

The issue was previously raised when local Métis resident Marilyn Richardson asked to have the separate Railway avenues renamed both to reflect Indigenous culture, and to help clear up confusion about the location of these roads. City council directed administration to investigate the matter to look at some possible options.

Corporate Services Director Jennifer Niesink presented the report at this week’s meeting on behalf of Assistant Director of Corporate Services Ryan Mackrell.

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