There is no “s” on Gallier Road

Because of this error, many entities are using Galliers.

There is no “s” on Gallier Road

The CVRD has just erected a big brand new wooden sign for Galliers Park. It is too bad they don’t know that this park is on Gallier Road. No “s”. I have tried for years to get them to make the correction. I have contacted every department that I could think of at the CVRD and let them know the correct spelling.

All it took for me was to contact Highways to confirm that the road sign is correct because it reads Gallier. So easy that even staff at the CVRD could do it.

Because of this error, many entities are using Galliers. I have had to contact Telus, BC Assessment, the post office, Google Maps and others to inform them that the information is incorrect. If the CVRD insists on using the misspelling, then perhaps they should petition Highways for a name change to conform to their version of what it should be. I am sure Highways would be very cooperative. After all, the CVRD is more competent at this then whoever put up the road signs so many years ago.

I worked at BC Publications and we often sent out notices about new product such as consolidations of acts and regulations. These were sent to professionals all over the world. As a stickler for detail, I requested one of the notices be changed. It was being sent to Woody Gundy in Toronto. What an embarrassment. It was changed to the actual name: Wood Gundy. One slip on the keyboard and you look like a fool.

The old adage that this is the way it has always been done does not mean it is right. It pays to review every now and then and make the change if it is better. In this case, drop the “s”.

By the way, an apostrophe would help the new sign. Just a little paint. It would spell Gallier’s park, in case that was too complicated.

Ed Aiken

Cobble Hill

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