Evidence of cemetary found under power plant
EPCOR workers discovered human remains, Tuesday, at the site of the Rossdale power plant in Edmonton's river valley.
"We found two pieces of a skull from a child about five years old," says Nancy Saxberg, the archeologist supervising excavation work being done at the site. "We found an armbone, a backbone from an adult and two pieces of a pelvis from an infant."
The plant is built on top of an area considered to be the historical site of Fort Edmonton.
Some Native groups believe the Rossdale plant is also the historical site of their ancestors' burial grounds.
They say the discovery of human remains is an indication of that, and they want EPCOR to reconsider plans to double the size of the power plant on the site.