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Titanic graves in Halifax getting face lift

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where 110 Titanic victims were buried more than 100 years ago is getting some much needed renovations, officials said.

The 110 Titanic graves at Fairview Lawn Cemetery were paid for by the White Star Line in 1912, but not much maintenance has been done since then, CBC News reported.

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The Halifax Regional Municipality said it is willing to pay thousands of dollars to have the monuments cleaned, writing on the headstones whitened and a well-worn pathway that leads the Titanic victims' site at the cemetery repaved.

John Simmons, an urban forester with Halifax Regional Municipality, said the repairs will likely start in the spring.

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