It’s Oceanview Drive!

  • Nov. 8, 2006 5:00 p.m.

The road may remain known as the main drag in many people’s minds, but the new name of the thoroughfare from Skidegate Landing to the cemetery in Queen Charlotte is now Oceanview Drive.
The name was announced at the Nov. 6 Queen Charlotte council meeting after a public decision-making process that started in September.
Administrator Andrew Yeates said 267 ballots came in and were counted by him and chief financial officer Debra Uliana.
Three names were on the run-off ballot, narrowed down from a list of more than 60 that started off the first voting process.
Daajing.giids Way, the Skidegate Haida name for the old village site along the waterfront, received 64 votes. The few members of the public who attended a September council meeting originally chose this name for the road.
Inlet Drive, another top three pick, received 98 votes and Oceanview Drive received 105 votes.
Councillor Greg Martin said he was impressed with the turnout.
Council made a resolution to take the next official step of sending the name Oceanview Drive to the Ministry of Transportation for approval.