Some Colonization Rd Residents Concerned With Name Change

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 07:13 AM

Some residents of Colonization Road in Fort Frances are expressing their concern with a request to change the road's name.

Kevin Stewart has written to council asking it to consider the cost factors and potential precedent it might set in agreeing to the request.

He also wants council to reach out to residents who live along the road for their input.

Stewart says he sympathizes with those who find the name of the road offensive, but feels others just see the name as meaning a settlement.

A council committee has been tasked with making a recommendation which will come back to council at a later date.