The New “South Winnipeg-St. Norbert” Ward!
The St. Norbert ward now has a new name: South Winnipeg-St. Norbert. The ward name change was approved at city council on July 15, 2015.
According to Coun. Janice Lukes, with the addition of Bridgwater Lakes, South Pointe and Waverley West and other new neighbourhoods, changing the name to reflect the communities within the ward was appropriate.
“I think if we still embrace St. Norbert because of the significant heritage values and put South Winnipeg as part of the name that would be more inclusive,” Lukes said.
Recently the Charleswood-Tuxedo Ward was changed to include Whyte Ridge and St. James-Brooklands was changed to include Weston.
At the June 24 meeting of the executive policy committee, concerns were raised by councillors regarding ward name changes moving forward and creating a policy to inform future changes is something councillors said they will consider.
The Sou’Wester, Canstar Community News
July 21, 2015
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