Category: General Interest

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Buried Beneath Our Parks

The Place du Canada square is located right in the centre of downtown Montréal and is an oasis of flora and history surrounded by skyscrapers and concrete. Most Montréalers are not aware that the bodies over 38,000 human beings were buried under the plaza in the 19th century, when Place du Canada was formerly a

Ross Capicchioni

Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival

Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival This may just be the most inspiring story you’ve ever heard. Ross Capicchioni was 17 years old when he had a near death experience that would shape the rest of his life. A friend of 10 years convinced Ross to drive him into Detroit’s east side even though Ross

environmental impact of burial

The Environmental Impact of Funerals Infographic

It is often said that death is a cycle whereupon the body, carbon and a person’s essence are returned to the earth. What this maxim forgets to include is 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one year to build 4.6 million single family homes! In fact, you could

Euthanasia Bill

Slippery Slope, or Progressive Leap? Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill

Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill 52 UPDATE:  Bill 52 passed yesterday afternoon, June 5th, 2015, at the National Assembly with a vote of 94-22. Recently the Quebec government in Canada proposed legislation guaranteeing a patient’s right to access doctor assisted suicide. Bill 52 is not the first time such legislation has been proposed in Canada or the

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Death Rituals Around the World

North American burial practices and death rituals are second nature to most of us. We have all been to a religious service to memorialize a loved one or visited a cemetery at least once in our lives. However we often don’t realize how varied death rituals are around the world. Were you aware of the