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Cemetery restoration poor use of city funds

There are better ways of remembering Victoria's history

Re: City to revive pioneer history (News, Sept. 6)

When I read that the City of Victoria was planning to spend $700,000 on Pioneer Square next to Christ Church Cathedral, I was really shocked.

When I think of the city’s fiscal struggle and the pressing needs of the homeless and others, such a diversion of precious cash seems almost criminal.

I think that the “rogue” city parks manager, in 1908, did the right thing when he consolidated displaced gravestones in one place. Let the actual corpses rot in peace!

To offer some perspective, where is the memorial to the First Nations people that these “pioneers” displaced?

I think that there are better ways to remember our history.

Robert McInnes


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