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Public invited to watch carving of totem pole to be symbol of reconciliation VICTORIA- The Royal BC Museum in Victoria is teamng up with the Health Ministry to launch a pole carving program aimed at symbolizing reconciliation and healing. The museum says the project sponsored by TimberWest involves two brothers who will roughly carve out the general shape of the pole before it’s brought to the museum’s outdoor plaza in mid-July. It says in a release that artists Tom and Perry LaFortune, members of the Tsawout First Nation, will be at the museum until early October, carving the half-metre piece of timber into a finished totem pole. The brothers and ministry staff selected “crossing cultures and healing’’ as the theme of the pole that the ministry will raise at its…

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