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A hearing to stop construction of a road through two first nations burial sites in Delta was postponed Tuesday, but it will be heard in B.C. Supreme Court in the coming weeks.

The 40-kilometre South Fraser Perimeter Road, which is under construction, is a planned fourlane highway running along the south side of the Fraser River from the Delta port in Tsawwassen to the Golden Ears Bridge.

Plaintiffs Bertha Williams and William Burnstick, represented by lawyer Jay Straith, charge that the government has known since 2006 that the road could damage ancient burial grounds dating back as far as 8,000 years, and yet it is proceeding anyway. Read more.