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Volunteers give Ashcroft landmark a new look

By Adam Donnelly
June 3, 2016 - 5:49pm Updated: June 3, 2016 - 8:32pm

ASHCROFT — From 1881 to 1884, 17,000 Chinese workers came to British Columbia to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. They were paid less than their white counterparts, and often given the most dangerous tasks. During the construction, it’s estimated over 600 Chinese workers died.