Exciting news! Vancouver Parks Board hires in-house archaeologist, Geordie Howe. This is definitely a first in BC and gives hope that other municipalities will consider hiring archaeologists. The hire was the result of one of the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Actions.
Note that Geordie has a B.A. and through his years of work in the field has gained the respect and reputation he has.
For the media release from the City of Vancouver, go to: http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/vancouver-park-board-first-municipal-body-in-canada-to-hire-in-house-archaeologist.aspx
Geordie was interviewed on CBC Early Edition, Jul7 4, 2016: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2691223195/ start at 1:27:03, end 1:33:15.