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City of North Bay Announces Shortlist for Name the Plow Contest

North Bay, ON – Oct. 11, 2023 – The City of North Bay is excited to announce the next phase of its Name the Plow Contest, where residents get to select the winning names. The response to our call for submissions in the spring resulted in more than 300 creative name suggestions.

Now, we’re inviting all North Bay residents to join us in final phase of the contest by selecting their top picks from a short list of names. The five names that receive the most votes will be displayed on our snowplows as they work to keep our streets clear during the upcoming winter months.

Select your five favorite names using the online form on the City’s website at

The shortlisted names include:

  • Anita Plow
  • Blade Runner
  • Catch My Drift
  • Ctrl Salt Delete
  • Emperor Plowpatine
  • Fast and Flurryous
  • Frosty the Snow Plow
  • Goon Makwa (Ojibwe translation for Snow Bear)
  • Gordie Plow
  • Han Snowlo
  • Mater
  • Melton John
  • Plow
  • North Bay Snow Way
  • Scoopy Doo
  • Shadfly
  • Snow More Mr. Ice Guy
  • The Snowminator
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505