Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Danny Murphy outside his summer home, which sits on the shores of a pond deep in the woods outside Uranium City. Danny and his wife Pat built two homes and other buildings on the property largely out of materials salvaged from a

Danny Murphy outside his summer home, which sits on the shores of a pond deep in the woods outside Uranium City. Danny and his wife Pat built two homes and other buildings on the property largely out of materials salvaged from abandoned homes and buildings in nearby UC. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
A sign on the side of a shed outside Kenneth Mercredi's home in Uranium City recalls when Uranium City was big enough to hold a fastball tournament.   (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

A sign on the side of a shed outside Kenneth Mercredi's home in Uranium City recalls when Uranium City was big enough to hold a fastball tournament. 

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Peyton Lenko plays with her younger brother at a relative's home on a warm spring day in Uranium City, Saskatchewan. Peyton was one of four students at Ben McIntyre School in UC during the 2016-17 school year.

Peyton Lenko plays with her younger brother at a relative's home on a warm spring day in Uranium City, Saskatchewan. Peyton was one of four students at Ben McIntyre School in UC during the 2016-17 school year.

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Traps hang from the side of Danny and Pat Murphy's winter home, which sits on the shores of a pond deep in the woods outside Uranium City. The Murphy's built two homes and other buildings on the property largely out of materials

Traps hang from the side of Danny and Pat Murphy's winter home, which sits on the shores of a pond deep in the woods outside Uranium City. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
An old vehicle sits amongst debris of an abandoned home in Uranium City, Saskatchewan. The town once held close to five thousand people, now the population hovers around 70.   (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

An old vehicle sits amongst debris of an abandoned home in Uranium City, Saskatchewan. The town once held close to five thousand people, now the population hovers around 70. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
A variety of signs from former Uranium City businesses that make up a collage on a building in the town are reflected in a puddle.     (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

A variety of signs from former Uranium City businesses that make up a collage on a building in the town are reflected in a puddle.

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Kenneth Mercredi holds the six fish he caught during an afternoon of ice fishing in early May. (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)***basic caption, more info to come with selects***

Kenneth Mercredi holds the six fish he caught during an afternoon of ice fishing in early May.

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
A worn white picket fence surrounds an abandoned home in an empty neighbourhood in Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan. (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

A worn white picket fence surrounds an abandoned home in an empty neighbourhood in Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
A map of Uranium City, Saskatchewan hangs at the town shop. The yellow lots indicate properties that are still lived in. The rest sit empty. (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

A map of Uranium City, Saskatchewan hangs at the town shop. The yellow lots indicate properties that are still lived in. The rest sit empty. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Becky Parkes makes a polaroid photo of one of the abandoned buildings in Uranium City. Parkes was born in Uranium City and comes home once a year or so to run the Parkes General Store while her sister Dixie Knox is on holidays.

Becky Parkes makes a polaroid photo of one of the abandoned buildings in Uranium City. Parkes was born in Uranium City and comes home once a year or so to run the Parkes General Store while her sister Dixie Knox is on holidays.

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Uranium City's oldest resident Mamie Powder will be 88 on June 14th. Behind her on the wall of her home are photos of her many family members including her grandchildren and great grandchildren. (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

Uranium City's oldest resident Mamie Powder will be 88 on June 14th. Behind her on the wall of her home are photos of her many family members including her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

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Twilight at the cemetery in Uranium City. Solar lights adorn all the graves in the cemetery that is home to more residents than the former mining city.
Twilight at the cemetery in Uranium City. Solar lights adorn all the graves in the cemetery that is home to more residents than the former mining city.
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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Paul Bougie, who was born and raised in Uranium City, rests against the hood of a pickup truck while working at the town shop. (Tim Smith for Macleans Magazine)

Paul Bougie, who was born and raised in Uranium City, rests against the hood of a pickup truck while working at the town shop. 

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017

"Like Detroit, scores of dwellings in Uranium City sit torn up and abandoned; unlike Detroit, the streetlights still come on at dusk", wrote Allen Abel of the former city turned ghostly relic.

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Uranium City May 1-3, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Sierra Larocque left Uranium City for high school as all children must due to the lack of a high school in the town. But missing her home town, she came back and is now completing grade 10 online. (Tim Smith for

Sixteen-year-old Sierra Larocque left Uranium City for high school as all children must due to the lack of a high school in the town. But missing her home town, she came back and is now completing grade 10 online.  

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