The Naming Committee of Entity 51 determines names to be included on voting ballot

Published: April 6, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
Updated: April 7, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. 

The Naming Committee of Entity 51 asked residents, organizations and businesses within the boundaries of Entity 51 to submit name ideas for the governing body (local government) of Entity 51. A total of 369 name submissions were received. Of the 369 submissions, 116 were unique names.

“I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who submitted a name. The Committee appreciates your commitment to this democratic decision-making process.” – Jon Taylor, Chair of the Naming Committee of Entity 51.

At a Naming Committee of Entity 51 meeting held on April 6, 2022, the Committee determined the following names to be on the voting ballot.

These names have been approved by the Province.

Listed alphabetically

Grand Bay-Westfield (pre-determined)
Nerepis Valley
Three Rivers

To learn how the Committee determined the names for the voting ballot, view the meeting of April 6 via the Town’s YouTube channel here.

The meeting also included:
A review of the naming process thus far;
A review of the voting process;
Naming Committee recommends consultation process for ceremonial Indigenous name; and
Next steps in the naming process.

To view the PowerPoint presentation, visit here.

During the week of April 11, 2022, complete voting details will be communicated to residents and businesses within the boundaries of Entity 51 via the Town website, Town social media accounts, mailers (flyers) sent to each residence and business, and on

Your participation and engagement have been an important part of this naming process.

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