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October 27, 2017 4:47 pm

Pavilion Project On Hold

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  No sooner had the  excavation for the new Pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park  start,  it ground to a halt  as skeletal remains  were uncovered.

This is the  second time remains have been found on the property in recent weeks  as a  previous  archeological  assessment of the site  had uncovered other remains.

Director of Communications and External Relations, Rob van Adrichem  says “When they were on the site yesterday,  they  discovered some remains while they were excavating.  As per the protocol in the park,  they’ve stopped work,  suspended it for the time being  while an archeologist does some more  assessment and review.”

The Lheidli T’enneh  are on site each day and are fully  aware of the  situation.   Van Adrichem says  the  Heritage Permit  issued for the  project has a  specific  protocol  to follow in the event of such discovery.

The entire Park is  classed as an archeological  site, and the  City has been working with the Lheidli T’enneh  on this project every step of the way  says Van Adrichem.  The City has  a  Heritage investigation  permit  to carry out the work  to construct the pavilion.

While  a new archeological assessment  will be done,  there is no timeline for the completion of that assessment.



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