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Ancient Remains Located Near Lockport Bridge: RCMP

September 1, 2021 3:23 PM | News


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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Manitoba RCMP say human remains found near the shore of the Red River in the RM of St. Clements on Monday are archaeological in nature.

Selkirk RCMP responded to a report of the remains by the Lockport bridge at around 4:20 p.m. With the help of an anthropologist, the remains were determined to be ancient and were removed for repatriation.

Police say a smudging ceremony was held and First Nation’s leadership was consulted before they were removed.