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Advocate groups concerned new school will be built on burial ground

CTV Vancouver, August 28, 2016

A “state of the art” new high school is being built in New Westminster, but some Chinese and First Nations advocate groups are concerned it will be built on burial ground for a second time. The new school, which will accommodate 1,900 students grades 9 to12, will be built on the same property as the current one – but the Canadians for Reconciliation Society says that’s a problem. The older school was constructed in 1949, and some of it sits on top of land used as burials ground for Chinese and Japanese immigrants, as well as Sikhs and Aboriginal peoples. Read more…

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