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  1. Had been involved with U.C. of and on from 1962 to 1982 inclusive. Interested in
    what has happened to U.C. and those who made it home . . .

    • Hi Dr. Hammersmith,

      If you were a doctor and involved in UC, I wonder if you knew my mother. She was a nurse at the hospital, first for a couple of years in the ’60s, then in the late ’70s (we left in 1980).

      I’m still getting this site together, but will be putting up more content soon. The town is still there, with less than a hundred inhabitants. The hospital left in 2003. If you’re on facebook, there is a ‘friends of uranium city’ page. Also a website, running since the 1990s, http://www.uraniumcity.org where you can post messages and get other info.

      More anon,

      Tim

  2. Hi Tim:
    Thanks for the contact and the info. While I’m a doctor, I’m a Ph.D. and not a medical doctor so I wouldn’t have known many at the hospital. My contacts with U.C. were as a teacher, a northern outfitter, a pilot, a consultant and finally as the D.N.S. minister when Eldorado and the feds announced their closure. I worked with the community to negotiate agreed federal/provincial cost-sharing of business and homeowner costs associated with evacuating the community. However, our government was defeated in April of ’82 and the new government didn’t follow through. You know the rest of the story. I’m very impressed with what you’re doing and I hope we can maintain contact and communication. I’m retired and live in Saskatoon now.
    Kind regards,
    Jerry Hammersmith

    • Hi Jerry,

      I’ll write you an email this weekend, but thanks for the kind words. I DO know the rest of the story, all too well. I was up shooting a film in UC in 2003 (that’s FEBRUARY, 2003) and on the plane back from Saskatoon to Toronto, I sat next to a man named Al Rivard, who had been involved in the government during the closure. I wonder if you knew him. Also, if you were a pilot, I wonder if you knew Jim Price, who was a family friend. We lived down at MASL in the ’60s when I was very little and I still remember the float planes coming and going – one of those haunting sounds of the North.

      I need to do some work on this site. I took down the last site I had, and haven’t got around to putting anything in its place, mostly because I’ve been too busy with other things. I’ll try and get to it this week. I’d love to put up a proper UC site, with some of the video I shot, different news articles and photos from the Sask Archives (they have a great collection if you care to go down, especially good photos from the’50s). Hopefully I can get that up this winter sometime.

      Best,

      Tim

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