During Monday’s meeting, council directed administration to proceed with the renaming of O’Grady Road in College Heights in consultation with the Lheidli T’enneh. Council further directed Administration to report to Council on the road name decision and the next steps regarding implementation of the name change.
Earlier in the summer, council received a letter from Chief Dolleen Logan of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation officially requesting that the name of O’Grady Road be changed. The letter explained that O’Grady Road is named after Bishop John Fergus O’Grady, and highlighted concerns about the association of this name with the history of residential schools in B.C. The renaming of the road from College Road to O’Grady Road was approved by Council on April 10, 1989.