A GOOD­BYE IN GARNEAU

Edmonton Journal - - CITY -

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.

LARRY WONG

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