A GOODBYE IN GARNEAU
About 100 people attended a ceremony Friday at the University of Alberta to say farewell to one of Edmonton’s oldest trees and to celebrate the history of the Metis people in the region. Garneau’s Tree is a Manitoba maple planted in the 1870s by Laurent and Eleanor Garneau. Laurent Garneau was one of Louis Riel’s soldiers during the Red River Rebellion. The tree will be cut down on Sunday for safety reasons.