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Pelmewash Parkway

Postby joe smo » Nov 21st, 2012, 3:50 pm

The new name has been announced for the renaming of the Old Nwy 97 between Winfield and Oyama.

"Pelmewash was the Anglicised version of the Aboriginal name for Wood Lake prior to the arrival of Thomas Wood to the community," says Mayor James Baker.

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... .htm#83552

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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 21st, 2012, 4:00 pm

I would have preferred Wood Lake Parkway, Pelmewash sounds like some sort of skin cleansing product. :200:
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Rwede » Nov 21st, 2012, 4:18 pm

Somehow I knew the worst of the 3 choices would be the one. Any aborginal professors on DLC council? :127:

I agree with LW. "Pelmewash, great for keeping hair from growing on your pelmes" :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby danmartin » Nov 21st, 2012, 4:58 pm

I think the new name is great because it is unique and it honours our native history.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby metallica » Nov 21st, 2012, 5:58 pm

[quote="Rwede"]Somehow I knew the worst of the 3 choices would be the one. Any aborginal professors on DLC council? :127:

I agree with LW. "Pelmewash, great for keeping hair from growing on your pelmes" :dyinglaughing:[/quote
Mr Rwede, just what is a pelmes? In your opinion? Small as it may be :127: :127:
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Deeoars » Nov 21st, 2012, 8:17 pm

I have tried to like it ,I have said it many times and used it in several sentences.Someone may ask you "so where is a good place to go for a walk?" Well you might like to try Pelmewash Parkway-it sounds like a toilet bowl cleaner.I like the idea of using a native name especialy after the artifacts recently found almost on the same ground and I would bet the natives have some old names for local places or animals that wouldn't be embarrassing to say.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 21st, 2012, 8:26 pm

Deeoars wrote:I have tried to like it ,I have said it many times and used it in several sentences.Someone may ask you "so where is a good place to go for a walk?" Well you might like to try Pelmewash Parkway-it sounds like a toilet bowl cleaner.I like the idea of using a native name especialy after the artifacts recently found almost on the same ground and I would bet the natives have some old names for local places or animals that wouldn't be embarrassing to say.


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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby KL3-Something » Nov 21st, 2012, 8:49 pm

I think I'll just call it "The Old Highway". It makes more sense and rolls off the tongue easier...
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Liquidnails » Nov 21st, 2012, 9:06 pm

I agree with KL-3. When it comes to names it's tough to please everyone.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby solrac » Nov 23rd, 2012, 5:25 pm

danmartin wrote:I think the new name is great because it is unique and it honours our native history.


From what i understand, the fact that it is the original aboriginal name of Wood Lake was news to the local first nations.

Does anybody know what "Pelmewash" even means?
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Deeoars » Nov 23rd, 2012, 6:04 pm

I just checked my Okanagan Salish/English dictionary and Pelme means mouth.Just kidding.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 23rd, 2012, 6:49 pm

Deeoars wrote:I just checked my Okanagan Salish/English dictionary and Pelme means mouth.


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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby metallica » Nov 23rd, 2012, 8:00 pm

Deeoars wrote:I just checked my Okanagan Salish/English dictionary and Pelme means mouth.Just kidding.

Will you cut that out!! Gotta agree Old 97 North is the best. Deeoars, spit that out you don't know where it's been. :127:
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 23rd, 2012, 8:58 pm

My guess is most locals will call it "The Old Highway" anyway, regardless of what DLC names it.
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Re: Pelmewash Parkway

Postby Deeoars » Nov 23rd, 2012, 9:33 pm

I agree 100% easy to say,easy to remember, discriptive,acurate,to the point and you will only have to say it once without a long explanation about where they came up with the other name,
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