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#RestoreDartmouth – Not just a city name. It’s a distinctive community.

Just a friendly suggestion.

Just a friendly suggestion.

It’s no secret how I feel about our beloved City of Lakes. When I moved here 20 years ago I saw Dartmouth as nothing more than a suburb of Halifax.

Dartmouth, or as I was told repeatably, “The Dark side, was a dirty, crime-filled place to be avoided”. As someone who lived there, I didn’t understand this negative attitude nor agree with this description. We have come so far as a community and there is a distinct difference between life on this side of the harbour.

Dartmouth is not just a city name. It’s a distinctive community. Now it’s important to note that I love Halifax. This isn’t about bashing the city as a whole, but to acknowledge and keep a strong identity intact. The H/\LIF/\X branding has been the catalyst for this movement. Seeing it sloppily tacked at the top of the Sullivan’s Pond Community Board did not sit well with me. And obviously not with many of you as well.

Let’s show this city that we love Dartmouth. That we want to keep our identity.
Hashtag #RestoreDartmouth and let the city know how you feel!

– Frank

How to show your support

Sign the online petition!

https://www.change.org/p/halifax-council-restore-the-name-dartmouth-ac23713a-9dd7-43dd-b79d-ae0cff841915
(Shout out to the Facebook group We Love Dartmouth for starting this petition)

Contact – Councillor Gloria McCluskey
http://www.halifax.ca/district05/contact.php
Contact – Mayor Mike Savage
http://www.halifax.ca/mayor/Contact.php

Print and display your Restore Dartmouth POSTER

RestoreDartmouth-POSTER-LIVE  (Downloadable PDF)
RestoreDartmouth-POSTER-WORK  (Downloadable PDF)
RestoreDartmouth-POSTER-ALWAYS  (Downloadable PDF)
RestoreDartmouth-POSTER-INCLUDES  (Downloadable PDF)

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What’s been said

Chronicle Herald – Petition: This is Dartmouth, not Halifax
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1293155-petition-this-is-dartmouth-not-halifax

News 95.7 -Online petition wants ‘Dartmouth’ name restored
http://www.news957.com/2015/06/08/online-petition-wants-dartmouth-name-restored/

The Coast – 5 things you need to know Monday
http://www.thecoast.ca/RealityBites/archives/2015/06/15/5-things-you-need-to-know-monday

CTV Atlantic – Sign Storm
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=630067

METRONEWS – ‘We worked hard to get what we have:’ councillor asks to have ‘Dartmouth’ restored to municipal signs
http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1399010/we-worked-hard-to-get-what-we-have-councillor-asks-to-have-dartmouth-restored-on-municipal-signs/

 

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