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The gentlemen that lives at this property currently has lived there for 65 years. His name is Gotthard Rehsler and he has been heavily involved with the community, volunteered at the Yarrow Fire Hall for years.

~ Sean Tilstra, Westmont Homes

 

 

 

CITY NEWS

 

                                                                               

 

WHAT'S   IN  A

STREET  NAME?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILLIWACK AND DISTRICT ARE GETTING FOUR NEW STREETS

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ave you ever wondered how a street gets its name, who named it and why they named it that?

On Tuesday, it's expected that City Hall councillors will rubber stamp three new street names in Chilliwack and one in Yarrow.

Apparently, naming rights are left up to the individuals or companies pushing new roads in. But all new names need to get the nod from City Hall first.

The three Chilliwack names are located in the Nixon Road area will  be called: "Bounty Place", "Harvest Place" and "Farmer's Way". In Yarrow, the new Street name will be called "Rehsler Place."

 

Glen Smith, Property Real Estate Manager for land developers Mann Group Ltd., told The Voice Monday via e-mail that new subdivision names would have to be supported by area themes. In the case of Falls Ridge, Smith said the names are derived from "farm country."

"Farming is long-loved by Chilliwack residents and is country living at its best," wrote Smith.

 

 

 



As for Rehsler Place in Yarrow, developer Sean Tilstra from Westmont Homes in Langley, also told The Voice in an e-mail, that the new street there has a personal connection through his wife whose grandfather's family name was Rehsler. But there is also a significant historical importance to the name Rehsler.
 


"The gentlemen that lives at this property currently has lived there for 65 years. His name is Gotthard Rehsler and he has been heavily involved with the community, volunteered at the Yarrow Fire Hall for years," wrote Tilstra adding that "(Rehsler) had a nursery called Yarrow Rainbow Nursery on the property, raised his four children on the property, and had two wives of over 20 years at this property."

Tilstra also added that he thought it was a suitable name after the contributions the Rehsler family have made to the community and how the property has evolved over the decades.

 

 

 

 


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