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What’s in a name? Windsor council wants to see Hockey Way considered for Highway 101

Central Nova MP Peter MacKay, Minister of Defense and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway (left); Kings North MLA Mark Parent, Environment Minister and Minister of Labour and Workforce Development; new Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture president Richard Melvin, Hants West MLA Chuck Porter and Kings South MLA David Morse, Natural Resources Minister; unveil the new “Harvest Highway” 101 signage. 
A file photo from the unveiling of the Harvest Highway sign in 2010. - Kirk Starratt

WINDSOR, N.S. — Windsor town council wants to see the province change the name of Highway 101 between Halifax and Windsor to recognize the area’s rich hockey history.

During Windsor council’s committee of the whole meeting Dec. 12, Mayor Anna Allen made a motion to ask the provincial government to rename the highway section as Hockey Way.

The change to Hockey Way would likely come with corresponding highway signage, similar to the existing Harvest Highway signage near St. Croix.

Coun. Shelley Bibby initially objected to the name ‘Hockey Way,’ suggesting it didn’t roll off the tongue, but the motion was passed unanimously.

Allen suggested the existing Harvest Highway signage would still apply to further up the highway, beyond Windsor.

The motion will need to be approved by regular council on Dec. 19, 2017 before a letter requesting the change can be sent to the province.

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