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No plans to display post that once marked end of Terry Fox’s historic run: MTO

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation says there are no plans to display or turn over an old wooden post that once marked the spot where Terry Fox ended his historic run.
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Mile 3339 is a monument that once marked the actual location where Terry Fox ended his iconic Marathon of Hope. Road construction forced the removal of the marker. (tbnewswatch.com file photograph)

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation says there are no plans to display or turn over an old wooden post that once marked the spot where Terry Fox ended his historic run.

Officials in Shuniah have been trying to convince the MTO to give the Terry Fox marker to the municipality so that it can be displayed to the public once again. 

The white, four-by-four post was constructed and installed by MTO staff in 1990, to mark the 10-year anniversary of Fox's run. 

The Canadian hero ran 3,339 miles, but was forced to stop just outside Thunder Bay when his cancer returned to his lungs. 

The post was removed when the highway was four-laned in 2012, and it was replaced by two memorial signs marking the 3,339-mile point of Fox's journey. 

MTO officials say despite Shuniah's request for the post, it will remain in safekeeping with the Ministry, for the foreseeable future.

(TBT News)