Water main work on Chemainus Road in Saltair has uncovered a piece of First Nations history.

Brian Dennison with the CVRD’s Water Management Division says construction crews uncovered a midden full of old shells, bones and even a few tools.

Dennison says they’ve called a halt to the work, so the find can be properly investigated.

Dennison says they’re not certain how long the archaeological assessment will take. In the meantime some temporary patchwork is being arranged to minimize the impact on drivers.