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Ontario pledges funds for Kenora park to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

Ontario is contributing funds to a northern park meant to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The province is spending $230,625 on the Rotary Peace Park project in Kenora, Ont.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford says the government aims to bring more awareness to violence against Indigenous women.

The green space will include a peace pole and a monument honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and transgender and two-spirit people.

The province says the centrally located space will be developed into a landscaped park.

It's a partnership with the City of Kenora, Kenora Rotary Club and Wabaseemoong Independent Nation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 11, 2022. 

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