Haynes Provincial Park officially closes for evaluation of found ancestral remains

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OSOYOOS - Haynes Point Park offically closed the gate after a busy camping season Oct. 1 so the province and Osoyoos Indian Band can come up with a respectful way to secure ancestrial remains found inside the property.

The remains were found April 29 by a contractor who was excavating an area near the campground restrooms. The bones were found at a depth of four to five feet.

During the closure, archaeologists and band members will collect comprehensive and detailed information throughout the park which will remain closed indefinitely while the province and the OIB determine the future management options using the results of this assessment.

A summary report on findings and recommendations is expected early in 2015.

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