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The upswing of creative funeral services

Funeral service consumers are seeking a service that is as unique as the person who died. The idea of personalization has resulted in an explosion of unique and meaningful services being held. Families want the funeral ceremony to no longer focus on death, but rather the...

source: Elizabeth Fournier
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On the crest of a hill in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery off Lake Avenue, several grand oak trees provide cover for a shady expanse where wildflowers and native grasses grow long in the summer. It doesn't look like a traditional burial ground, and it isn't. Holy Sepulchre and...

source: Democrat & Chronicle

Space shortages in countries around the world are raising a daunting question: where to lay dead bodies to rest. This month in Oslo, Norway, architecture student Martin McSherry presented a "vertical cemetery" design to the Oslo Conference for Nordic Cemeteries and Graveyards...

source: The Verge

Many readers will no doubt already be concerned about the environment. Hopefully this Rethinking Lifestyles column will encourage more people to join 'transitioners' in considering what we humans are doing to our planet Earth. That, after all, is the first objective of South...

source: My Steinbach

Fees at Kelowna Memorial Cemetery are going to be going up Jan. 2014. Council agreed to a recommendation that will see fees increase by two per cent across the board. However, a new non-resident fee category will be introduced. Non-residents will pay 25 per cent above...

source: Castanet

The movers and shakers on Parliament Hill usually know where the bodies are buried. But deposits of human bones uncovered within sight of the Peace Tower seem to have caught everyone off guard. Construction workers digging out...

source: Leader-Post

Despite a plea for help to curb speeding on Cemetery Road, residents won't be getting any stop signs after all. On the heels of a presentation from a group of Cemetery Road residents during a meeting, a plan was put forth by Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle that would have...

source: Durham Region

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