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#9181 m3m

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 01:08 PM

The relatively large South African city of Port Elizabeth just changed its colonial name to Gqeberha. Stuff like this is happening everywhere. It’ll happen here too. I’d welcome a cool name change.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 01:28 PM

suffering by who?

 

Despite tens of billions of dollars and a decade plus since reconciliation has been in the forefront. can anyone say that the average FN resident living on a reserve has had their life improved? I still see just as many run down houses, reserves without clean drinking water and people on the streets. 


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#9183 Benezet

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 02:45 PM

I would not mind a name change.

as long as it’s soumthjng that sounds pleasant.

Camosun is great!


I’d vote for “Camosun Regional District”, if there were such a thing as voting on CRD stuff.

#9184 Midnightly

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 02:47 PM

and lets not forget Haida Gwaii used to be called the queen charlotte islands up until 2010


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#9185 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:00 PM

The relatively large South African city of Port Elizabeth just changed its colonial name to Gqeberha. Stuff like this is happening everywhere. It’ll happen here too. I’d welcome a cool name change.


SA long ago began renaming major streets, too.

Port Elizabeth is a beautiful place. Paradise. Heck that whole country is a paradise and it’s a crying shame the political and social state of that nation.

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#9186 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:01 PM

I’d vote for “Camosun Regional District”, if there were such a thing as voting on CRD stuff.


I like that!

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#9187 Benezet

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:06 PM

and lets not forget Haida Gwaii used to be called the queen charlotte islands up until 2010


And there were other, far older names before QCI….

#9188 Benezet

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:07 PM

I like that!


CRD would get to keep its initials.

#9189 kitty surprise

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:49 PM

I think we're giving this whole renaming thing far too much oxygen.


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#9190 tommy

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:55 PM

i like " TommyTown"... has a certain je ne sais quoi!



#9191 spanky123

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 04:09 PM

SA long ago began renaming major streets, too.

Port Elizabeth is a beautiful place. Paradise. Heck that whole country is a paradise and it’s a crying shame the political and social state of that nation.

 

Also the people who originally named the streets are no longer the majority or in power.


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#9192 On the Level

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 05:01 PM

Well, Some of us live in 'Saanich', others in 'Esquimalt', 'Nanaimo', 'Penticton', 'Kitimat'...the list goes on...

 

Changing the name to reflect the actual history here, rather than the settler immigrant one wouldn't be the worst thing. 

I could handle living in "Camosun'.

 

So if Victoria changes its name to Camosun, can Langford change its name to Victoria?


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#9193 LJ

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 07:12 PM

If Victoria changes it's name I will just say I am from Vancouver Island.


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#9194 zoomer

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 07:49 PM

I'd go for a name change, I'm tired of my internet search results coming back with results for Hong Kong, Australia and Mrs. Beckham.

How about Helpsville?

Or variations of - Hempville? Hempisvile?

#9195 rmpeers

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 08:48 PM

I'd go for a name change, I'm tired of my internet search results coming back with results for Hong Kong, Australia and Mrs. Beckham.

How about Helpsville?

Or variations of - Hempville? Hempisvile?


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#9196 Matt R.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:17 PM

Camosun sounds great, but Camosack doesn’t.

Good luck to Destination Camosack, because they’ll need it.


“Hey, wanna go to the ‘sack for the weekend? We’ll get an Airbnb.”

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#9197 rjag

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 06:00 AM

South Shawnigan, Greater Duncan or West Wakanda
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#9198 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:26 AM

If a name change was part of a package deal with amalgamation I'd hope that it'd be something where the top 3 names would be put to referendum of residents of the amalgamated city.  Of course, Victoria has a brand & name recognition, and a name change would mean a lot of work to rebuild on that. Not to say it wouldn't be something that could be good, it might be, particularly given the damage to the brand over the last 7 years. 

 

If I were to call here something else, what would it be? I'm rather fond of Grand Salish (we're a capital City and it seems we should be grand). I'm not particularly keen on a nod to any particular first nation group here because the territories overlap.    



#9199 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:27 AM

Salish Royale.
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#9200 kitty surprise

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:36 AM

Victoria has a brand & name recognition, and a name change would mean a lot of work to rebuild on that. Not to say it wouldn't be something that could be good, it might be, particularly given the damage to the brand over the last 7 years.

 

Victoria has a brand... does it though? It's gone from Holt Renfrew to Dollarama in literally one election cycle. 

 

Amalgamation with a new name for the amalgam might be acceptable. Right now Victoria = Skid Row, so basically anything is an improvement!


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