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Facebook Group Wants Mount Seymour 2nd Peak Named After Tim Jones

01/30/2014 08:25 EST | Updated 01/30/2014 08:59 EST
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A group of Lower Mainland residents are rallying behind a proposal to name Mount Seymour's second peak after fallen North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones.

A Facebook group called "Name the second peak of Mt Seymour 'Tim Jones Peak'" has over 700 members and is supported by North Shore Rescue.

While the first peak is called Pump Peak and the third peak is the true Mount Seymour, North Shore Rescue search manager Doug Pope told Global News the second peak doesn't have an official name.

B.C.'s geographical naming policy states that two years must pass after a person's death before his or her name will be considered, but the group doesn't want to wait that long. Creator Mick Bailey has sent letters of request to MP Andrew Saxton and MLA Suzanne Anton.

Jones died about two weeks ago on Mount Seymour. A memorial last Saturday drew thousands.

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