Archival Photos from the Star Phoenix

View of Eldorado Mine, circa 1982, Eldorado, SK

Archival Photographs of Uranium City from the Star Phoenix, released last fall. Curiously, many of these, maybe a third, are actually of Gunnar Mines, and one appears to be of the Lorado mill. Another caption, below the Gunnar headframe, reads “A grain elevator in disrepair in Uranium City”. Seems to be from the early ’80s, […]

Grass now growing in Lorado Tailings, Fish live in once-dead Nero Lake

Lorado Mill, late 1950s

I remember clearly when the Lorado tailings resembled the surface of Mars. As a teenager, we’d walk across tailings field, marveling the rust-red dust, the absence of a single living thing. Nearby Nero Lake was completely clear, no fish, no plants, no living trees around its shore. The tailings field lived on after the mill […]

SRC Approved to Start Cleanup at Gunnar Tailings Feild

Gunnar headframe during demolition

SRC Approved to start cleanup at Gunnar tailings pond

Obituary for Erika (Schultz) Lemoine

Erika (Schultz) Lemoine

On September 2, 2015 Erika Lemoine (nee Schultz) passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital at the age of seventy five. Erika will be remembered by her three daughters, Bonnie Schultz, Doris (Bruce) Sabatier and Doris Chorney (Tom), grandchildren, Garret (Angela), Amy (Joel), Noah, Laura, Erik and Tyson and great grandson, Evan. She will also […]

Cleanup a struggle at old Sask. uranium mill, 50 years later

Lorado Mill, late 1950s

From CTV News website: EDMONTON — More than 50 years after a Saskatchewan uranium mill that is a key part of Canada’s nuclear history closed, heavy machinery is once again rumbling across the remote northern corner of the province. But this time workers at the former Lorado mill are cleaning up a massive pile of […]

Uranium City Reunion 2014

Banner for 2008 uranium city reunion

This summer, the Uranium City Reunion will be held in the Battlefords National Park at the Jackfish Lodge on August 8, 9, 10. For All Uranium City Reunion information, please go to: Friends of Uranium City Jacqui Brown will be among the entertainers. Read an account of the 2002 Reunion, first published in the Saskatoon Star-Pheonix […]

Uranium City one of 15 Canadian ‘Places’ that HuffPo finds both ‘creepy and beautiful’

Main Street, Uranium City, in the fog

  This article appeared in the Huffington Post (Canada) a couple of months ago. A friend sent it on. Good thing too, otherwise I would have missed it entirely. Uranium City is featured as one of ’15 Canadian Places That Are Equally Creepy and Beautiful’. Included is a short write and photo gallery, with one […]

Uranium City: Photo Essay in Omnitown

Uranium City Graveyard

Uranium City is one of the most unique, and beautiful, places in the province With a population anywhere from 70-200 people (depending on who you talk to), Uranium City doesn’t really qualify as a ghost town. Except for the fact that it had a population of 5,000 people in the 1980s. It’s like an entire […]

At Work: Historical Images of Labour in Saskatchewan

Native Indian Road Crew clearing brush, Uranium City, 1951

Thanks to Andrea Fiss for this link: At Work: Historical Images of Labour in Saskatchewan The caption for this image reads: Construction crew for the Uranium City road. The crew appears to be made up entirely of First Nations men, employed to clear a route through the forest. Date: 1951 The collection includes 5 photos […]

From the Archives: Uranium City Mayor Battles On

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Article from just after the announcement, December 1981