Wednesday, December 04, 2002

A virtual home town

Grant Montgomery of Osoyoos B.C. has come up with an interesting idea that other former residents of company towns will probably emulate if they haven't already done so. Mr. Montgomery grew up in Kemano, a fomer Alcan company town in northern B.C. When Alcan closed up shop there, the entire town--which was only for employees, their families or a small amount of people who were providing essential services--was burnt to the ground. Mr. Montgomery, however, has come up with a Virtual Kemano, B.C. where former residents can meet through e-mail, share stories and look at photos.

I've had a quick look on the 'net, and some of the Canadians who grew up at the base in Lahr, Germany have a Lahr Revisited virtual home town too.