‘We still call it Haney’

Better to concentrate on holding the line on taxes and reducing crime rather than worrying about a name change

Editor, The News:

Re: Maple Ridge to be a city? (The News, Dec. 11)

Thousands of locals still refer to areas within the District of Maple Ridge as Hammond Ruskin, Webster’s Corners, Whonnock and, of course, Haney.

Why are some local politicians so eager to push aside our heritage in favour of expediency? It would be better to concentrate on holding the line on municipal taxes and reducing crime rather than worrying about a name change. However, if you are determined to push ahead with such a foolhardy endeavour, at least have the good sense to hold a referendum in order to gauge public opinion. Or, better still, think about the Facebook page, the website that has nearly 2,000 members.  It’s named, “We call it Haney.”

George Clarke

Maple Ridge

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