The Cochrane Cemetery Master Plan reached a milestone on Monday Nov 14 when Town Council unanimously adopted the new master plan and cemetery bylaw. The master plan aims to create a cemetery with a beautiful, park-like setting, diversify the range of interment options and reflect the unique character and heritage of Cochrane.
We took a stroll recently to admire the changing autumn foliage at the Komagata Maru Memorial. This project involved a monument design to commemorate a 1914 incident that witnessed 376 passengers from India escorted out of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour aboard the steamship Komagata Maru.
Steel panels, set within the surrounding landscape,
In 2010, LEES+Associates was retained to undertake comprehensive planning and design for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s municipal cemeteries – Anzac, Conklin, Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan. This included site selection and land acquisition through to construction documentation and administration.
The project is ongoing and below are some photos from Erik’s recent visit to the site.
A short clip of Heidi Redman presenting at this year’s WCCA conference in Medicine Hat.
Heidi presented on designing and building cemeteries in the north: from forest fires to permafrost, the dynamic northern landscape presents some unique challenges and opportunities for creating meaningful places of remembrance.
The parks and open spaces master plan will help guide decisions and investments across the city’s park system for the next 25 years, as well as options for the renovation, expansion or replacement of the 45-year-old Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre… Read more