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Rod L
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Sign a petition, save a fort site Reply with quote

Just thought I'd pass this along--the city of Winnipeg is currently considering allowing the building of a condo complex over the top of the site of Upper Fort Garry. From what Barry McPherson has told me, it was a "done in the middle of the night" deal, with no public input, by a portion of the city council. Needless to say, the local fur trade community is outraged. They are trying to get the decision reversed, and have raised 9 million (!) dollars to buy the land and build/restore parts of the fort. The fort site was donated to the city years ago by the HBC for a historical park, instead a gas station was built on the site. Now the station is to be demolished and condos built.

You can help drive the point home to the Winnipeg city commission by signing the petition at http://siteocanada.start-a-petition.com

Thanks, Rod

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod, I have posted on a couple of Canadian sites. Thanks for the heads up.

Kevin

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