Civic num­bers hard to come by in some cases

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

Frank An­tle makes an ex­cel­lent point about the im­por­tance of dis­play­ing your house num­ber (“House num­bers save lives” — June 30, 2015). But what if your house doesn’t have a num­ber?

Our home is in an un­in­cor­po­rated area of Conception Bay North, and all our at­tempts to dis­cover its civic num­ber have been in vain.

I un­der­stand that Nova Sco­tia dealt with a sim­i­lar prob­lem a few years ago by set­ting up a civic ad­dress­ing pro­gram that as­signed a num­ber to ev­ery home and busi­ness in the province.

Now that we have provincewide 911 ser­vice, isn’t it time for New­found­land and Labrador to do the same?

John W. Doyle writes from Ochre Pit Cove

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