Road name honours local clan

A new access road off of Highway 97A in Spallumcheen is being named after a well-known family in the township.

A new access road off of Highway 97A in Spallumcheen is being named after a well-known family in the township.

Council unanimously passed a motion recently to name the new road Wagner Road in honour of a family who has contributed greatly to agriculture since 1961.

Wagner Road, located north of the traffic light in Armstrong, was required due to the Highway 97A upgrade project.

“The Wagner’s farm is located east of the new road, and the new road provides access to two of their properties,” explained township deputy corporate officer Cindy Graves.

The road will provide access to four properties in total, including Hawthorne Storage.

Robert and Terry Wagner of Evergraze Holsteins Ltd. took over the farm from Robert’s father, Wilfred, who originally bought the dairy farm in 1961.

Robert Wagner has passed away but Wilfred still lives in the area. The farm is now a third-generation operation, managed by Terry and their sons, who reside on the property.