Comment regarding post about an archeological dig in south Mississauga before QEW Credit River Bridge twinning

The photo is from the May 13, 2016 Mississauga News article for which a link is posted at the page you are now reading. The caption, from the news story reads: "Dig - Photo by Bryon Johnson - An archeological assessment is taking place at a former residential property on Stavebank Road."

The photo is from the May 13, 2016 Mississauga News article.  The caption, from the news story reads: “Dig – Photo by Bryon Johnson – An archeological assessment is taking place at a former residential property on Stavebank Road.”

A previous post is entitled: Archeologists dig in south Mississauga before QEW Credit River Bridge twinning – May 13, 2016 Mississauga News article

The Comments conversation at the above-noted post reads:

Wally Russell: Thank you for this article. This was our Family home, built by my Father,John Russell around 1948-1949.

Jaan Pill: 

That’s a beautiful house. I’ve met a number of people in Long Branch, to the east of Mississauga, whose fathers built their family homes in the 1930s or 1940s. It’s wonderful to be in touch with you Wally, given your connection to a family home built in Mississauga in the 1940s.

I very much like the fact that the properties and natural heritage features along that part of the Credit River are now part of a protected cultural landscape – that is, protected, as I understand, under the Ontario Heritage Act. That is a wonderful and ongoing story of preservation of a significant cultural resource.

The story of the First Nations connection to the land is also strongly of significance, as a key part of the history of the Credit River and of Southern Ontario. It’s wonderful to know of the archaeological investigations that have been conducted in the area, recently and in previous years.

Updates

An Aug. 10, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Popular theory on how humans populated North America can’t be right, study shows.”

An Aug. 21, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “‘Trained our entire lives to ignore’: Gord Downie’s call to action for Indigenous in the North: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised because ‘he cares about the people way up north'”.

An Aug. 22, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Sixties Scoop survivors’ day in court finally arrives Tuesday: Indigenous Canadians taken from their homes and their culture suing Ottawa, decades later, over the federal government’s duty to them.”

 

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