General News · 8th September 2015
Strathcona Regional District
The Strathcona Regional District is soliciting distinct naming options for two separate Cortes Island parks commonly referred to as Whaletown Commons and Byers Road/Ferry Park.
The Regional District has adopted Corporate Policy CP-010 ' Naming of Regional District Parks and Public Facilities' to provide a consistent approach for naming Regional District parks and public facilities that supports historical, traditional, geographical and natural attributes. In light of this, primary consideration will be given to local geography and natural features, as well as history and tradition where considerable weight will be given to names reflective of: a) significant heritage or culture associated with the lands, including First Nations, b) constant geographical or physical features nearby or within the park including traditional names for geographical areas, and c) significant or predominate flora and fauna indigenous to the park.
The Regional District Board approved the naming selection procedure for Whaletown Commons and Byers Road/Ferry Park to include soliciting potential park names from the residents of Cortes Island, local First Nations with Traditional Territory in the area including the Klahoose First Nation and Xwemalhkwu (Homalco)First Nation, Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), Cortes Island Business and Tourism, Whaletown Community Club and Cortes Island Museum and Archive Society.
Park naming considerations will be accepted by the Strathcona Regional District until October 9, 2015 and may be forwarded to the attention of Aniko Nelson, Parks and Planning Supervisor via:
Mail: 301-990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 7Z8