Final electoral boundary suggestions released this afternoon
Local input may not have had a large effect on the proposed boundaries for Trinity-Conception-Placentia, but two suggestions were implemented in the final maps released today.
An image from the NL Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission website
Cavendish and Whiteway, two communities in Trinity Bay, have been placed into the proposed Trinity-Bay de Verde district.
Initially, the proposal included the two communities to be a part of Placentia-St. Mary’s.
Green’s Harbour and Hopeall, however, have been left in the Placentia-St. Mary’s district, as have several neighbouring Trinity Shore communities currently represented by the district of Bellevue.
Advocates at the public forum last month rallied in support of keeping all four communities together, and out of Placentia-St. Mary’s.
Another change included a suggestion from Baccalieu Collegiate Level III student Blake Potter that Bay de Verde has always been a part of the district name, and should remain so.
The commission listened, and has renamed the proposed Trinity-Carbonear district back to Trinity-Bay de Verde.
No other obvious changes have been made to the previously proposed Trinity-Bay de Verde, Placentia-St. Mary’s, Harbour Main or Harbour Grace-Port de Grave districts.
More to come.