Naming our roads and assigning addresses for the safety of the community and its members
Road Naming Packages
All Paddle Prairie members will receive a Road Naming Package in the mail over the next few weeks.
In person to Lori Christian at the Settlement Administration Office
Take pictures of your road naming packages and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the project about?
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement needs to name its roads and give all houses and locations (businesses, community buildings) an address. The community has expressed on multiple occasions that first responders often come to the community and do not know how to get to an emergency and must ask for directions from members. Settlement members are concerned that a first responder can't reach a house or location at the appropriate time for those in need.With road names and addresses, PPMS will join hundreds of other municipalities, Metis settlements, and First Nations communities in Alberta that utilize road naming and addressing for important considerations.
Why do we need to name our roads and assign addresses?
Safety!First responders (ambulance, fire, police) need to know exactly where to go when there is an emergency. Emergency care at an appropriate time isconsidered abasic human right. Currently, the safety and well-being of Settlement members is at serious risk.
What are the other benefits?
Aside from emergency vehicle dispatch, there are many benefits to road naming and addressing.
Community referencing & wayfinding
Click Before You Dig
Economic development activity from outside organizations
Online mapping systems
What it won't be used for.
Your privacy will not be compromised. You do not have to provide a name or contact information. Road and address information will not change the current Canada Post mailing service. This will not result in unwanted solicitation.
What is the Process?
We want your input! The names of roads will be chosen by the community.
Addresses are assigned to homes and businesses.
Road and address data is shared with the Alberta Municipal Data Sharing Partnership (AMDSP) and they work with the appropriate organizations such as Alberta Health Services, Emergency Dispatch, Click Before You Dig, etc.
Community road and individual address signage installation will be determined at a later date.
After we have your feedback, we will meet in person in November 2022 and share our findings.