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Here are some links to web sites that you might find interesting and/or useful.
Former residents of Cassiar that have www.facebook.com accounts may be interested in the "Cassiar... do you remember" group there.
To join click the logo or this link
If you are looking for travel information for the Cassiar
area please be advised that I am not living there and have no current
information on services, fuel, road conditions, etc. You will find some
information from the Province of British Columbia's Ministry of Highways
Gordon Loverin, former Cassiar resident has taken some
fantastic videos of Cassiar and a couple of nearby lakes and posted them
on Youtube. Taken in
August 21, 2015.
Note: you may find this 1970 Cassiar streetmap.pdf helpful to orient yourself to the scenes in the video.
Deep Lake: https://youtu.be/bzkOg1Y_bzU
Lang Lake: https://youtu.be/wIIt6s8s2gA
Requiem for Cassiar, shot in 1992 as Cassiar was closing: https://youtu.be/-pmjFXt0FRM
Canadian Magnesium Inc. was engaged in extracting magnesium and recovering asbestos
fibre from the tailings pile at the Cassiar site. They started shipping ore to market
February 2000. A fire on December 25, 2000 burned to the ground the old
mill and the new (1972) mill so that may have impact the operation
There are photos of the mill after the fire in the Photo Album.
On September 16, 1992 The Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation (CBC) covered the auction in Cassiar when the mine was shut
down. The CBC website has a webpage featuring a short (2:11) TV clip of the
coverage. Look for Lee & Tony Coran in their panabode home. On the "Did
you know" screen on that page I was surprised to find a link back to this
website. Go to
When Cassiar closed the newly-built, six-month old William
Storie High School (see story in Trivia section) was moved to Hudson's
Abandoned, but not forgotten at
There you will find several (at least 9) links to pages with photos taken recently at Cassiar. Look for "Cassiar" in the long list of links. They are not grouped by by location, or even by province and the word "Cassiar" may appear at the beginning of the line, or within it, so you have to scroll and read carefully.
Contributor & photographer Gina Knight assured me "Please understand that these are posted because of our love for the "left behind". We in no way harm the places we visit. We "take only photographs, leave only footprints"."
Margery Loverin, assisted by Shannon Mark (Ray Lahti's wife), has created a
Cassiar Cemetery page on the http://www.findagrave.com website
complete with a record of all internments.
Here is the link to the page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2363123&CScn=cassiar&CScntry=10&
Ghost Towns of Canada Chat at
http://hauntedwho.proboards38.com where you will find a board for
Cassiar and many other ghost towns.
Don Scott, resident of Cassiar 1974-1977, has created a
website with two sections of Cassiar photos at
Roger Craik, Cassiar resident 1965-67, has created the
"Cassiar - I remember" website where he has posted some
Cassiar photos at http://members.shaw.ca/xtreme-rr/Cassiar-1.htm
so check them out and help identify the people in the photos.
Mark Nuyens, Cassiar resident, has posted some Cassiar
Reunion 2001 photos at http://community.webshots.com/user/mnuyens1
Rae Brown, resident of Clinton Creek, Yukon Territory,
1971-1973, has created a website featuring photo galleries of Clinton
Creek and Forty Mile at
Healthy Workers Project includes mention of Cassiar, and the 1970 labour strike there, which apparently was the first labour dispute in Canada over a health & safety issue.
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1B5
is a website record of North American Ghost towns. A Cassiarite suggested I
send them some info and am pleased to say that the folks there agreed and felt
Cassiar should be included. Look in Canada and then BC of course. Note the two
"t"s in the spelling of the address - very critical!
Com - Cassiar aerial photographs of Cassiar and area. At the bottom of
the large website you will find a place to search - type in
"Cassiar" and the click the 3rd listing down, titled or you can
also do directly there at Cassiar
Local weather forecast for Cassiar.
View of the Cassiar Mountains from the Space Shuttle. Click Earth and then
Canada. See if you can find Cassiar.
www.stewartcassiar.com Cassiar-Stewart Tourism Council, Stewart, BC
Map of Cassiar area
Dease Lake Community web site. Check out the History page.
http://reiseziele.com/reiseziele/westkanada/cassiar.htm Sprechen zie Deutsch? German language tour guide of the Cassiar Highway.
These two facebook groups may be of interest to former residents of Clinton Creek that have www.facebook.com accounts,
"Folks Who Lived in Clinton Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada"
"Clinton Creek Mine Reunion
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