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Civic Addressing in the RM of Stanley

 
The signs appearing at the end of rural driveways in the RM of Stanley are the new numbering for dwellings and other structures. These numbers are assigned in accordance with the Provincial guidelines for addressing and are tied to the new road naming scheme.
 
Roads that run east/west have been assigned a name based on distance from the Canada-U.S. border. The road which forms the south boundary of the municipality is the international border, so it is given the name: Road 0N. The first road north of Road 0N would be Road 1N, the next road north would be Road 2N, and so on.
 
Roads that run north/south have been assigned a name based on distance from the Principal Meridian. The road which forms the easternmost boundary of the Municipality is 18 miles west of the meridian, so it is given the name Road 18W. The first road west of Road 18W would be Road 19W, and so on.
 
The numbering for structures is based on two factors: i) the “block” of the road segment (e.g. Between Road 29W and Road 30W is Block 29), and ii) the distance that the driveway is located along that road segment. A rural address comprises a number and a road name, just the same as in any community (e.g. 123 Main Street).
 
The accompanying map demonstrates examples of rural addressing for 4 structures.
 
 
Example 1: 29104 PR201: The structure shown on PR201 is 1040 metres west of the intersection with Road 29W. The point is, therefore in block 29, so the first two digits of the address are “29”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: “104” (address numbers increase every 10 metres).
 
Example 2: 3084 Road 29W: The point on Road 29W is 840 metres north of the intersection with Road 3N. The point is, therefore, in block 3, so the first two digits of the address are “03”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: “084”.
 
Example 3: 29131 Road 3N: The point on Road 3N is 1310 metres west of the intersection with Road 29W. The point is, therefore, in block 29, so the first two digits of the address are “29”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: “131”.
 
Example 4: 30065 Road 3N: The point on Road 3N is 650 metres west of the intersection with Road 30W. The point is, therefore, in block 30, so the first two digits of the address are “30”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: “065”.
 
On east/west roads the Provincial guidelines recommend that addresses on the south side of the road are even and the addresses on the north side are odd. Similarly, the north/south roads have even addresses on the west side and odd addresses on the east side.
 
Once the address system is understood, it is relatively easy to locate any addressed property on section roads anywhere in the Province. This system is extremely useful for emergency responders, such as fire, police and ambulance, to find the incident location even if they are unfamiliar with the local area.