Cole Way newest street name for Sylvan

Cole Way has been selected as the name for the first road going into the new Crestview subdivision.

Cole Way has been selected as the name for the first road going into the new Crestview subdivision.

Councillors agreed with the request from Lamont Land Inc. to use Cole Way as the name, during their meeting May 13.

Crestview is located just south of Pierview subdivision.  Lamont had originally proposed Catalina Cove.

The town’s street naming policy states names with a historical significance to the town should be used.

Cole Way is named the Jack Cole family. Jack and his brother LaVern took over Tendersweet Meat Market in 1946 and operated as a partnership for two years before LaVern and his wife Mildred moved to Trail, B.C. Jack Cole and his wife Bernice carried on the meat business until 1959 when they built a new building on Main Street and opened a supermarket under the name of Coles’ Foods Ltd., as an IGA Food Liner. They carried on the business until it was sold to Western Grocers in 1964. For the next 15 years Jack was employed by IGA as a meat merchandiser. He served on council, school board, fire department, Legion and was a charter member of the Lions Club, according to information from Sylvan Lake & District Archives which submitted a list of names starting with C for the subdivision.