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Japanese-Canadian Road Camps

During the Second World War, Canadians of Japanese ancestry were forcibly evacuated from the coast of British Columbia. Some, sent to Ottawa to help build the Trans-Canada Highway, were accommodated in four camps between Schreiber and Jackfish. Many would stay in Ontario after the war, forming part of a significant new Japanese-Canadian community in the province.

Location

In Cenotaph Square, Schreiber

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Thunder Bay

Municipality: Township of Schreiber

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