Union Bay Burial Site

This story was reported by Macleans Magazine and given to me by a local Union Bay resident.

A lost world returns


McKay stands near the taped-off area where his excavator turned up a human skull PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN OSBORNE

Human remains unearthed on Vancouver Island have resurfaced the tragic story of the Pentlatch people

On a sunny day in August, at the controls of a Komatsu 300 excavator, 32-year-old Jesse McKay was pulling up a gnarled and rotted old-growth tree stump on the north side of Washer Creek, just outside Union Bay, a sleepy old Vancouver Island community overlooking the Strait of Georgia about two hours’ drive north of Victoria. A massive commercial and residential project was going in, and McKay was picking up some work there.

Full article, and well worth the read…


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