Possible burials? Radar search finds oddities on hospital grounds: health authority


REGINA – The Saskatchewan Health Authority says the parking lot at a Regina hospital is being dug up after inconsistencies were found during a ground-penetrating radar search.

The authority says they could be old foundations, building structures, other excavation activities or, potentially, historical burials.

It says it will work with police and other potential partners if human remains are discovered.

The ground search was part of a plan to build a parkade on the grounds of the Regina General Hospital.

The project has been put on hold while the parking lot is excavated.

The health authority says there are gaps in historical information about the land, but the first cottage hospital was opened there in 1895 and a children’s aid home stood nearby.

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority and ministries apologize for any inconvenience this poses for visitors to Regina General Hospital,” the authority said in a statement Wednesday.

“An update on the findings of the exaction and archeological work will be provided at a later date.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2022.


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