The decision comes as many places within Edmonton and St Albert continue to drop names
After discussions of renaming schools and neighborhoods using the Grandin name, an Edmonton based fish n chips restaurant has followed through with their promise and also rebranded.
Grandin Fish ‘n’ Chips decided to rebrand as Prairie Fish ‘n’ Chips. The restaurant had announced they were planning to move forward with a rebranding earlier in the month.
This is what the restaurant had to say via Instagram: 'We’ve had so many comments, visits, emails and phone calls in support of our decision to not honour Grandin with our name… (and a few against). We are happy to be a part of the conversation, even with those who disagree (though we must say that the positive has far overwhelmed the negative), and make this small step. Thank you to all who took the time to share, leave a comment and purchase a meal from us. This support helps us to move even quicker!'
Earlier in June, Edmonton city council voted to change the name of the Grandin LRT station, several schools in the province have also begun to review the use of the Grandin name.
The decision to rename places with the Grandin name came after the discovery of the bodies of 215 indigenous children at a former residential school in Kamloops, the number of bodies found continue to grow as the country discovers more mass graves.