Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Former Fire Chiefs Get Street Names In Bridgewater

A pair of long-time Bridgewater fire chiefs are getting streets named after them.Walter Gow and Harold Langille each have prominent family names in the area. The names "Gow Drive" and "Langille Drive" will become streets in the residential neighbourhood off Roundhouse Drive at the end of Hollingsworth Drive. The town's heritage advisory made the recommendation. Mayor Carroll Publicover says it's not unusual for streets to be named after significant figures.

Gow was the fire chief in Bridgewater for just over 30 years from 1914-1945. Langille served with the town's fire department for over 40 years, 19 as chief from 1955-1975. The street signs are expected to be up in the next few weeks.