Green’s Harbour, Hopeall left out of restructuring

Final electoral boundary suggestions released this afternoon

Melissa Jenkins melissa.jenkins@tc.tc
Published on June 8, 2015
An image from the NL Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission website

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.

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.

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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.