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Canada’s Marpole Midden Will Be Preserved
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
(Philip T. Timms, Public Domain)VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Musqueam First Nation has purchased two acres of land that had been slated for a new condo development until the discovery of human remains halted construction last year. The village and burial site are estimated to be 3,000 years old and will be protected as a park. “We want to make sure that we protect that entire area. That’s just a small portion of what is traditionally known as our traditional village site,” explained Musqueam Councillor Wade Grant.
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