Pavilion Project On Hold
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.