Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dionne-Quintuplets-Home

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dionne-Quintuplets-Home

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The two surviving Dionne quintuplets are urging officials in northeastern Ontario to preserve the home where they were born.

They suggest there is a "moral obligation" to safeguard a part of Canadian history.

In a letter to North Bay city council earlier this week, Cecile and Annette Dionne spoke out against a proposal that would see the home moved to a nearby community and the related artifacts handed over to museums or universities.

The 82-year-old sisters, who now live in Montreal, say their story brought the eyes of the world on the region and deserves to be preserved for future generations.

They say it's a true story -- a Canadian story worth remembering.

The sisters say their birth and survival in the small house, without heat and electricity, was a huge story during the Great Depression. …

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