The City of Calgary has a new strategy for the city’s soon-to-be-full cemeteries: green burials and GPS locators for finding the dead.
Four of Calgary’s five municipal cemeteries are full, and officials estimate the Queen’s Park burial lands, which opened in 1940, will run out of space within 10 years.
A council committee approved a strategy that incorporates technology, including global positioning system units, and environmentally friendly techniques to make the most use of new cemetery land.
A family visiting the cemetery will be given a hand-held unit to find loved ones.
Read the full story at CBC published in January of 2010 and check out the comments on Dick Eastman’s blog about this story.
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