In a meeting full of changes, Regina City Council decided to rename Dewdney Pool in the city’s North Central.
The renaming comes as part of the city’s review on the legacy left by Edgar Dewdney, who had a direct role in establishing and overseeing residential schools.
Mayor Sandra Masters says the renaming is an important step towards reconciliation, adding location was also a huge factor.
“Because it’s located in our Central district, and there are issues with Lord Dewdney, and that in terms of making a place welcome within their own community, where we have a higher Indigenous demographic, seems to be a reasonable name change,” said Masters.
The naming review is part of a recommendation to rename Dewdney Pool, Dewdney Park, and Dewdney Avenue.
Masters says renaming Dewdney Avenue will take a more extensive process, due to the possibility of land title being changed.
“It’s being undertaken for review, and will be coming forward to council sometime, probably, in the next year,” said Masters.
Masters says community consultation will help the city decide what to do.