Breathing in the Dead

Oct 1, 2009
Outside Magazine

Ottawa has a troubling air pollution problem, but it's not caused by the normal suspects. A crematorium from Hope Cemetery is blanketing the air daily with fumes from the cremation of dead bodies, the CBC reports.

"We've all smelt it, we've all seen it, and it makes you...feel sick," said neighborhood resident Dawn Lynch. 

"My question is how the developer and the city has allowed that houses could be so near the line," said Benoit Bariteau, director of cemeteries for the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa, which is responsible for Hope Crematorium.

--Aileen Torres

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