families claim: When he looked down through the tall grass, overgrown brambles and prickly bushes, he noticed rocks marked with prisoner numbers, according to The Chronicle Herald. The B.C. Penitentiary Cemetery, where at least 47 prisoners were buried between 1913 and 1968, was at risk of being forgotten, McEvoy said. The New Westminster city councillor spotted a coyote during a walk and followed it over a fence in pursuit of a photo. Over the past two years, McEvoy has lead a task force to restore the cemetery where federal inmates whose families didn't claim their remains were buried. British Columbia has a lot of historical sites that honour the colonial heritage and colonial officials. It's an important piece of B.C. history, he said, especially as a snapshot of a diverse segment of the population. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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