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Ymir cemetery to receive annual funding

A group restoring the historic Ymir cemetery has won annual taxpayer funding.

A counterpetition process succeeded, meaning $3,000 per year will go now towards the project.

Regional director Hans Cunningham says nobody signed against the idea.

Cunningham says volunteer efforts have already been underway.

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The money will help with things like ground-penetrating radar to detect gravesites.

The cemetery dates to the 1890s and has about 90 burials.


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