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Welcome to the Uranium City History website, covering past and present.
Uranium City is located in the northernmost corner of Saskatchewan. Originally a Cold War town, Uranium City came to life in the early 1950s, rapidly growing to more than a dozen mines, some with townsites for their own, and reached a population of nearly 10,000. By the 1960s, Canadian uranium could no longer be used for military purposes, and Uranium City supplied ore Canada’s Candu Reactor, then just beginning to come online.
The sudden closure of its last mine, the mammoth Beaverlodge Mine owned and run by Eldorado Nuclear, in 1982, saw the towns’s population plunge from 4000 to less than 400. Since then Uranium City has survived as, variously, a regional hub, the site of ongoing exploration, and mine reclamation. Tourism also supplies some visitors who come to fish in the many lakes, hunt in season, and generally enjoy some of the most spectacular landscape in Canada, if not the world. Depending on the time of year, 50 – 80 residents remain.
The tailings field appeared around a corner, rust-red and undulating in gentle hills and dips, as incongruous amidst the forest and bedrock hills around it as a section of Mars dropped whole into the middle of the wilderness. Of the mill that had produced the tailings during the few years of its working existence, […]
A young man who dreams of one day becoming a pilot celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a special tour of Rise Air operations in Saskatoon. Alex Adams, who lived for most of his life in the small, remote northern community of Uranium City, has been fascinated with flying since he was a child. He […]
Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Announces New Cooperation Agreement with the Y’thi Nene Lands and the Resource Office
The latest twist on the tortuous search for another mine in the Uranium City area: https://www.juniorminingnetwork.com/junior-miner-news/press-releases/2122-cse/api/154966-appia-rare-earths-uranium-corp-announces-new-cooperation-agreement-with-the-ya-thi-nene-lands-and-resources-office.html
After record warm temperatures over the Christmas season, temperatures recently plunged to below -40 at night. Cold yes, but this means the lake ice will finally be thick enough for the ice road to open in a few weeks: https://www.mbcradio.com/2024/01/northern-ice-road-construction-getting-underway-as-temperatures-drop
Latest record high: Uranium City -3.1 C (-3.3, 2005) Full article: https://www.westcentralonline.com/articles/record-temperatures-wrap-up-last-week-of-2023
David Phillips, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist, said 2023 could bring one of the brownest Christmas holidays the province has ever had. “I look at the map of snow cover on the ground and there’s no part of the province (covered in snow),” Phillips said. “It’s probably going to be the greenest – or brownest – […]
Most of my memories as a child are vivid. On this October night in 1957, the air is cool. I am five years old. My father carries me downhill of our town’s main road, “Uranium Road,” – it’s dark and immensely quiet. My head rests on his shoulder. Passing each streetlight, the incandescent luminosity reflects […]
Hi Darrel (Luke), Thanks for the message. I wonder if we ever flew with you. My father worked for SMDC…
Hi Jason, I’ve heard of Eddie Angus, but I wouldn’t know anything about him or even where to get information.…
I’m looking for any information/records pertaining to Eddie Angus, a miner/prospector working in UC in the early 1950’s –are there…
Hi, I really enjoyed this! i used to fly for Norcanair there for couple years, left in 80 or 81.…
Hi Fred Just read your note. I do remember you also. Weren’t you relayed to Ken Moffat, Don Ely and…