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Residents of Inuvik have voted to name a road at the Canadian Forces terminal at the airport in memory of veteran Cpl. Jordan Anderson, who went to school in Inuvik.

A road at Mike Zubko airport in Inuvik that Canadian Forces asked the town to name on its behalf will be called Anderson Road in memory of Cpl. Jordan Anderson, who died serving Canada in Afghanistan in 2007 and went to school in the community.

Cpl. Jordan Anderson went to school in Inuvik. He died in Afghanistan in 2007 while serving in the Canadian Forces. (photo courtesy of Amanda Anderson)

Town council had put forward eight names and asked residents to vote on their preference. The road runs through the Canadian Forces terminal and the Department of Defence asked the town to name the road in December.

Now that the vote is concluded, a motion will be presented to town council for approval at an upcoming meeting.

A photo of Jordan Anderson from Thanksgiving, 2006 near Baggage Island Thousand Islands (photo courtesy of Amanda Anderson)

Anderson’s wife, Amanda, sent a statement of thanks to the people of Inuvik.

Thank you to the Town of Inuvik for choosing to name Airport Road in honour of my late husband Cpl. Jordan J Anderson (3PPCLI). There were many incredible and noteworthy candidates to name the road after and all are to be commended.

Jordan was born in Iqaluit and raised in the North by his parents James and Sheila Anderson, along with his three brothers, Ben, Matt and Sam. They lived in many northern communities including Inuvik, Pelle Bay and Tutoyaktuk.

Jordan along with five other soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were killed by an IED on July 4 2007.

I leave you with the words Jordan wrote just a month before he deployed “I’m not afraid to die – I know what I’m doing is right – and I’ve made arrangements for those I love, and I know it won’t be for nothing.”

I am grateful for this lasting tribute of Remembrance by the town of Inuvik to Jordan for his service to Canada.”

Jordan Anderson as a boy. (photo courtesy of Amanda Anderson)

The votes were as follows:

PROPOSED NAME WRITTEN ONLINE TOTAL VOTES
Albert Road 5 44 49
Anderson Road 8 328 336
Ethel Road 2 2 4
Leona Road 6 6
MacNeil Road 14 86 100
Nutik Road 12 75 87
Stacey Road 4 228 232
Trimble Road 5 38 43
 

TOTAL

 

50

 

807

 

857

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Eric Bowling

A lover of knowledge and adventure, Eric Bowling jumped at the opportunity to write for the Inuvik Drum and to see the world from a totally different vantage point. He has covered just about everything...

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