Editor: Someone once said that war is too important to be left to the generals. I feel the same way about the naming of new schools, parks, bridges etc. It’s too important to be left to the politicians and school boards.
If I was the king of Langley,it would be the Langley Heritage Society which would be responsible for compiling a list of about four appropriate names for new schools.
That list would be given to the school board,which would have to select a name from it for a new school. Developers would also have to go through the Heritage Society for names, so there wouldn’t be any more examples, such as the “Milner Heights” development in Willoughby.
Also,when new areas of the Township are opened up for the developer’s clearcuts, appropriate names would be chosen by the Heritage Society.
The latest area of Willoughby which is in the developer’s sights is being called “Latimer” for some reason. Mr.Latimer was a Surrey pioneer and was not from Langley.
He already has a school, a road, a lake and a creek named for him.
I’m pretty sure a more Willoughby or Langley-centred name could have been found instead.