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Burnaby has 38 creeks that need names and is seeking residents' suggestions.
Currently, they sport rather bureaucratic sounding monikers such as "CV-17" and "BI-6." They range from short little creeks off Burrard Inlet and streams in Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park to waterways dotting the Central Valley.
City hall published its first "Waterways of Burnaby" map in 1993 and at the time named all of its major creeks with historic and community names suggested by Burnaby citizens.
Since then, 38 more creeks have been documented and mapped.
And like newborns, they need names.
Burnaby residents have a deadline of Aug. 31 to nominate names and share their stories about the creeks. All the names should "uniquely describe and celebrate" the specific creek's location or character, its history or that of its neighbourhood, the ecosystem sustained by the creek and/or a person instrumental in preserving it or the Burnaby environment.
Visit http://bit.ly/LAgJii to view the waterways map, the locations of the unnamed creeks, submit an online nomination or to print out a nomination form to send in by mail.
Names can also be submitted by telephone, 604-294-7400.
The selected names will be announced by Burnaby council on Sept. 17.