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Work interrupted again at Parks Canada site

Another unexpected delay has hit construction of Parks Canada's Administration and Visitor Centre in Nipigon.

NIPIGON — Parks Canada has hit another snag in Nipigon.

Finn Way General Contractor Inc. have once again had to halt construction of Parks Canada’s new Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Administration and Visitor Centre in Nipigon.

Site Supervisor and Parks Canada spokesperson, Lisa Nyman, confirmed that work has been paused at the construction site but could not confirm the exact cause at this time.

Construction was previously brought to a stop on May 8 when a non-human bone and additional objects – including Coke bottles and kitchenware all dating back to the mid-to-late 20th century – were discovered during excavation of the construction site.

At the time, Nyman told Dougall Media reporters Parks Canada is following the guidance of terrestrial archeology professionals and recommendations from the Red Rock Indian Band to address and appropriately handle such discoveries – and, in the event of further findings, they were working with the Red Rock Indian Band to hire an environmental monitor for the remainder of the excavation.

It is unclear at this point when work will resume.

Further updates from Parks Canada are expected.

Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Austin Campbell is a local journal initiative reporter covering stories in the Superior North region.
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