Partially Demolished https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/status_Partially_Demolished en Caderette House https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Caderette_House <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Caderette House</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">At one point in its history, this house was occupied by two brothers, Richard and Lionel Sabourin. They were successful milk producers with over 40 head of cattle. They were known to be fairly well off, and had privately mortgaged several other people.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">On the evening of April 18, 1963, as many as six men with stockings over their heads attacked the two men as they milked cows in the barn. Lionel, 55, was tortured and shot six times. He succumbed to those wounds. His brother, Richard, 61, was beaten and shot twice. He attempted to escape, but was dragged back into the barn and chained to the stall.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The house was ransacked and their safe pried open. No one is sure how much money was taken because Lionel handled the finances, and only he knew how much was in the safe at the time.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">After they left, Richard remained for 13 hours chained next to his brother's body before being found by a neighbour, Michel Steep.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Richard told the police that there was an older man who walked with a limp who shot a large pistol or sawed-off shotgun. He said there were also two other club-wielding, younger men. Some time afterwards, a restaurant employee in Mattawa reported to police that there had been six nervous men, one of whom fit Richard's description of the older man with the limp.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">They were never apprehended.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">A book, The Cache Bay Tragedies, was released in July, 2016, by Nancy Prayeur, who stumbled on the story when she bought barn board from the owner of the property where the murder took place.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary:</strong> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">I found this place, like so many others, purely by random circumstance. You see, I drive back and forth along the highway every day for work. During the fall, however, as is so often the case, traffic was horribly disrupted by construction that served to make the long drive even longer.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In an attempt to circumvent this issue, I began trying a few back roads to get around the zone. As I did, I was surprised to spot this place out in plain view. The next day, I brought my camera to work with me, and made a little stop on the way home.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The house itself didn't have a lot to offer. It was pretty much gutted, and access to the upstairs was hindered by... well, a lack of stairs.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The barn, however, made the whole stop quite worthwhile in my opinion.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>November 12, 2016</strong><br /> I was unaware of the violent event that took place in the barn in 1963 until someone on Facebook mentioned the event in relation to a different house. Having become aware of the event, and researching it, I have included it above.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>September 6, 2017</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">It appears that all of the outbuildings on this property have now been demolished.  Only the house itself remains, and its fate is unknown.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=35&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="e9TuwzD0VYeKwhiSCckEyG2rVosCXGauVbqkymDJgcQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 35 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Caderette_House#comments Centennial Mine https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Centennial_Mine <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Centennial Mine</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/20/2012 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">An underground copper mine consisting of 7 incline shafts near the community of Centennial, just north of Calumet.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The Schoolcraft Mining Co. was organized in 1863 and worked the Calumet Conglomerate in a small scale operation until it went bankrupt in 1873.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1876, the Centennial Mining Co. organized on the previously owned Schoolcraft property and worked the Osceola Amygdaloid until 1896, at which time the company re-organized as the Centennial Copper Co. Work was discontiued on the Calumet Cgl. and the Osceola Amyg. and two new incline shafts were driven on the Kearsarge Amygdaloid.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1923, Calumet and Hecla took control of the mine and operated it until 1931 when it closed. In 1944, shaft #2 was reopened and operated until 1966 when the mine closed for good.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Before C&amp;H took control, the Centennial Mine produced approx, 37 million lbs. of refined copper.<br /><a href="http://www.mindat.org/loc-3844.html" target="_blank">-Minedat.org</a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><b>UPDATE: </b>This site was partially demolished sometime between my visit and August, 2013.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The old headframe on this site, #1, was incredibly rickety. I had no interest in even attempting to climb the steps, or enter the structure that appeared ready to collapse at any moment.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The largest building on the site was sealed up tight and afforded no access.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The shaft, however, appeared oddly open.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The #2 site was close by, but appeared to have been re-purposed as a current business, and I left it alone.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=328&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="dGxQIeV5eUVIGA2HivQ6qiN9ObnVvjQTnl1mfM8vbfk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 328 at https://urbexobsession.com Teleglobe Canada https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Teleglobe <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Teleglobe Canada</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/12/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Teleglobe traces its origins back to the formation of Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation in 1950. COTC was a Crown Corporation operating as the exclusive provider of telecommunications services to and from Canada, first by VHF radio, later using newer technologies as they became available.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">My best information at this point is that this station was opened in 1966. It became largely obsolete and finally closed in 1995. Today, the property is in private hands, but allegedly for sale for about $250,000.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Although the monster satellite dishes are gone, and with them most of the equipment, this was a fun explore. I even had an opportunity to make some new friends.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-videos-embed field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Videos</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O_Luk0mFNzo?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/132971830?autoplay=1"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=450&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="tO_5tzE_WnYJTnbIaCmOo7d4AVGz9_4ExrDP_POHmTg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 450 at https://urbexobsession.com Cobalt Refinery https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Cobalt_Refinery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cobalt Refinery</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/30/2009 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The refinery was first opened by Silanco Mining and Refining Company in 1949. A smelter was built by Cobalt Chemical and Refinery Company in 1949, but burned down the following year. It was rebuilt again by 1954 but soon closed again due to changes in the refining process.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">J. J. Gray bought the operation in 1961. He made significant modifications allowing for the efficient and profitable recovery of silver, gold, bismuth and lead. At one point, he had secured a five-year contract with the Royal Canadian Mint.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The company’s difficulties began when they were required to reduce their arsenic emissions from the smokestack. After that, the property has changed hands several times, under several companies who tried to refine metals using various techniques.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">As of 1993, the plant was being utilized as a research facility looking into the stability of metal ions in tailings, and the production of ferric sulphate used for water treatment.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><small>Source: <a href="http://www.cobaltmininglegacy.ca/studies/Anderson_1993_Tailings_Inventory.pdf" target="_blank">Cobalt Mining Camp Tailings Inventory by Pat Anderson, 1993</a>.</small></p> <p class="text-align-justify">It is currently owned by Alfred Tenny via a numbered corporation, but has been unused since 2007.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">***UPDATE June 9, 2013*** I took a drive by today and discovered that the water tower and a couple of the other buildings have been demolished. There are still a few buildings left, but I'm guessing they won't be much longer.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">***UPDATE October 28, 2016*** According to a CBC article, the Province of Ontario, having had no response to its orders for Tenny to clean up the site, have issued a fine of $1.52 million dollars, and an additional $380,000 victim surcharge. Article attached below.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">In researching this site, I had the chance to read over the minutes from various council meetings of the <a alt="Read More" href="http://www.colemantownship.ca/" target="_blank">Coleman Township</a>. This refinery has been a cause of considerable concern since its closure. The barrels of chemicals stored on the site remain largely unidentified. We personally located several unopened bottles of Nitric Acid.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In one set of minutes, the Council was advised that in the event of a fire at the plant, all of the local residents would have to be mandatorily evacuated from their homes. Despite repeated attempts by local officials to secure the site, as recent as July, 2009, it remains porous at best.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The oldest building, located close to the water tower is, by far, the most interesting of them all. It’s quite rickety. One stairwell is already collapsing and the other appears close. The second floor, while made of concrete, is visibly bowing near the upright I-beams.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">File Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://urbexobsession.com/sites/default/files/2017-12/20161030_CBC_News.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=178328" title="20161030_CBC_News.pdf">CBC News Article - October 28, 2016</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep03 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=562&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="z5XhBLMbc4097RGa-HKTjetoSxSTlG4VU6DTLluS4gc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 562 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Cobalt_Refinery#comments Still River Truck Stop https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Still_River_Truck_Stop <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Still River Truck Stop</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/11/2009 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">While I didn't get inside this location, I have to admit that I didn't really try very hard. An OPP station was just down the street, and things there seemed a little busy.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=653&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Q30suwbYNDzqm4zt7kXNKQBBZz3yctKjg8od6yd0Ab8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 653 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Still_River_Truck_Stop#comments Kanichee Mine https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Kanichee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kanichee Mine</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/06/2008 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Exploratory mining on this property began before 1920. Among the minerals found here was copper, nickel, gold and silver. Between 1933 and 1936, a shaft would be sunk, and a pilot smelter constructed by Cuniptau Mines Ltd.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Ontario Nickel Corporation would work this property between 1937 and 1948, and Trebor Mines would take over from 1948 to 1949. The Kanichee Mining Corporation would begin working the property in 1973 until 1976 when failing nickel prices would cause its final closure. That same year, the pit was flooded, and operations ceased.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><b>UPDATE - June 7, 2015:</b><br /> A visit today reveals that one whole structure has been demolished, and the other completely gutted. Nothing much left to see here, folks.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The site is located just north of Temiskaming, and today lies vacant and slowly rotting into the ground. If you happen to be in the area, it's definitely worth a look.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">If you're not too concerned about heights, you might even want to try the climb to the top of the silos. The view is well worth it. Watch your step as there are a couple of openings up there, with a rather serious drop.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=168&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="jp6YvP6IxrW2DP3Z8w0dIOorWVLiHTGXAxeefwBEwGI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 06 Jul 2008 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 168 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Kanichee#comments CFS Falconbridge https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_CFS_Falconbridge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CFS Falconbridge</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/08/2006 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Completed in July, 1952, as 209 RCAF Radio Station, this radar station made up part of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinetree_Line" target="_blank">Pinetree Line</a>, a string of radar stations used to defend against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Shortly afterwards, it was renamed RCAF Falconbridge. It was manned by the 33 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. It became part of the <a href="https://urbexobsession.com/dictionary_SAGE" target="_blank">SAGE</a> defense network in 1963.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In April, 1975, CFB North Bay opened the Air Weapons Control and Countermeasures School at this station. Radar operations were shut down on December 31, 1985 as a result of the North American Air Defense Modernization program. The station was disbanded in August, 1986 and sold the following year for $140,000.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">During its operation, there were a few interesting items noted in the history of CFS Falconbridge located on the Pinetreeline.org site as follows:</p> <blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify"><i>29 Dec 54 - At 1055Z Mr. Murdock of the Sudbury Met Office reported a flying saucer had been seen by Mr. Frank Seymour, 73 Samuel Street., Sudbury, phone OS 3-4236.This man claimed to have seen an object traveling East to West over downtown Sudbury at 0927Z. No further information could be obtained from the Met Office. The Duty Controller phoned OS 3-4236 and was told that no one by that name lived there. This information was passed to Sector by telephone who advised us that it was not necessary to send a signal nor make a report. Later, at 1125Z, Sudbury Met Officer reported another call made by a man who claimed he had seen an unidentified flying object while driving on the Copper Cliff highway. This man wouldn’t leave his name nor could any more information be obtained.</i></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><i>8 Jan 55 - At 0140Z North Bay GObC called with the following info: "A Mr. Hunt reporter for the North Bay Nugget has sighted an unknown flying object near Cobalt, Ontario. It was reported at 0130Z and had been seen at that time hovering for 25 to 30 minutes. Black Ball 109 (CF-100 from 3 OTU) was scrambled and the area searched but reported seeing nothing but the lights of Cobalt and Haileybury.</i></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><i>19 Jul 55 - GObC North Bay report an unknown flying object sighting in KE5913. Check revealed no weather balloons in that area. Report passed to ADC.</i></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><i>19 Jan 56 - Flying object report received from GObC and passed to Sector.</i></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><i>27 Jan 56 - Flying object report passed to sector.</i></p> </blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify">Another UFO incident is noted by the North Bay Nugget, and documented to some degree by the Canadian Armed horses in November of 1975.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The operations centre, towers, etc. were all demolished in the summer of 2007. The other buildings making up the domestic site continue to serve various functions such as low-rental housing, etc. while still other buildings remain vacant and rotting.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Having grown up around the Pinetree Line radar stations, they've always held a certain fascination for me. Very soon after moving to Sudbury, I happened to be going down Radar Road and saw a group of buildings I instantly recognized by their style (or lack of it), colour scheme and layout. I would quickly discover this was the former CFS Falconbridge.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Spending time at CFS Barrington, in Nova Scotia, I remembered seeing a list of other sites in the chain, and thinking that Falconbridge was an interesting name. It stuck in my memory and I was now, many years later, happy to have finally laid eyes on the place for myself. Later, I would finally have opportunity to visit, first circling the various buildings of the domestic site below before making my assent up the hill to the operations site.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The operations site was somewhat different than some of the others I'd already seen, but also similar to some I would find out about later. Since then, I was fortunate enough to capture these photos before the eventual demolition of the operations site, and "hardening" of the domestic site. The current owner wants no one around, and is quite zealous in that goal.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-161"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/161" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/161#comment-161" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi There, I Really Enjoyed</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 13:44</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-12-20T18:44:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739131"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi there, I really enjoyed your post!<br /> I grew up in skead which is not far from this area, and I did venture up the hill a few times.<br /> I just had a couple questions, Is this site completely torn down (top of the hill)<br /> And when I was a teenager, I heard stories about a tunnel that ran from the top of the hill to the bottom, in my trips up the hill I had never seen anything of the sort, did you come arcoss anything like that? or have you heard of it?</p> <p>-Sarah<br /> Thank you!</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=161&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="d31PgJjCRC48GF1IMk0xZT99CqQYEfpfTpBA4yUzgyU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-162"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="1" about="/index.php/comment/162" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/162#comment-162" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi There</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span> on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 14:53</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-12-21T19:53:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739205"></span> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/index.php/comment/161#comment-161" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi There, I Really Enjoyed</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You are correct, there is almost no sign of the original structures from the operations site on the top of the hill anymore. It's a shame they were torn down, but I guess they were likely too much of a liability.</p> <p>As for a tunnel up and down the hill, that's unlikely. I can't say that I've heard of such a thing at any of the Pinetree sites. There was, I'm told, a nuclear bunker under the site somewhere. I only heard of this after the site was demolished, unfortunately, although there is supporting evidence on the tour of CFS Carp, or the Diefenbunker as it is sometimes called. A sign there lists bunkers across Canada, and one was listed in Sudbury, but I was unable to locate any additional information until hearing about this from a local after demolition.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=162&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tinC0sj3k_sGkZuvUKMpAWMRrQpJoTD9h8bv9zhGHjA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> </div><a id="comment-163"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/163" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/163#comment-163" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">CFB Falconbrige</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 16:47</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-05-05T20:47:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739262"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Was up there today, toured what's left ( not much) still very interesting... Found multiple ( used) C-8 yellow smoke grenades. Not too sure of where the bunker might be but there is a large ( water filled) room under the green dome in the far south west corner . It has an antenna still on the building and is being used by the base for storage.</p> <p>-CJ</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=163&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="l0ceeAGIYryzKdBgmrO__JAysaiTMWomsFjAu-80WCk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-164"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/164" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/164#comment-164" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Radar Base</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 13:08</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-06-16T17:08:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739321"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I lived here from 1989- 1993 as a preteen and explored the area inside and out. We did find an underground tunnel though it wasnt the entire length of the road up to the base. As that time we would wander into the buildings that held the bowling alley and gymnasium and dorms and found it was almost as though people were there one day and gone the next. On one of the chalk boards there was still writing and there were desks with ink holders in them. There were lots of old fashioned pop bottles and wrappers and the likes...it was a source of hours of entertainment for us. I wish I would have had the foresight to take pictures or even some small token of memorabilia. We could never get in the actual base at the top of the hill as it was guarded fairly closely for whatever reason and often we were chased away. What a thrill it was!!<br /> -Trish</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=164&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="SQxJH8_hmUFGP5a1HuPe5YGDeqKAH7IJWa-lrTf5AVs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-165"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/165" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/165#comment-165" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">CFS Falconbridge</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 04:35</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-07-27T08:35:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739391"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was posted to the radar station in 1973, it was a thriving little base then. I was young then, seventeen and to me it was like a little town. We had everything, restaurant, gymn, pool, police station, post office, school, barracks etc. very self contained. I was looking through the pictures and boy does it bring back memories. It was a wonderful walk down memory lane. I remember as you first came into the base, to the left was a small building that housed the police station and the entry post. Across the road was transport, ...to the left of transport, was supply and to the right of transport was maintenance, the civilians that worked on base had their own shop across the road. Just down the road another 150 ft was my barracks, my room was the first one by the entrance. lol. We were allowed to decorate them as we wished and I remember painting my canary yellow. lol. Headquarters was across from my barracks. We even had our own newspaper of which I drew the cover page for most editions until I was posted out. I had a best friend who was a military police woman there, and another who was an admin clerk in the headquarters building. Jules Verne was the firechief and he ran a tight ship, I believe he has passed on since. I remember a fella by the name of Butch, and another by the name of Fischer, (last names) as that is usually what we went by. They were both from the area and worked in Maintenance as civilians. Cpl Lawrence was one of our mechanics and we had the first female mechanic, as well as first female heavy equipment operator. It was a thriving rec center that we had on base, and a fella by the name of Cpl Switzer, (Rick, to his friends) ran it. I remember the time he was making chinese food and pretty near sliced his finger off into the food. lol. There were many good times in the mixed mess hall, where beer was cheap and company pleasant. I remember the small church that housed sunday school and various masses. MWO McMannis was the Base Commander when I was there I believe. It seems like yesterday to me. 'The hill going up to the Radar dome was often hard to get up in the winter and the persons who worked there often had to climb it. I still remember the laughter and the good times had there and how pretty a base it was. When I see the pictures of the run down buildings, it sends a chill down my spine. I can almost hear the laughter and see the people still walking down the street, or going to work. Alas, we all grow old. It has been many years but I have so many fond memories of that place. So many of my friends got posted out as did I. I was posted to Winnipeg and thirty four years later, omg..when did I get that old., anyhow I still talk to the friends that I knew back then and first met on CFS Falconbridge. When it is in your blood, you never get over it. I miss those days and the comradery that we had.<br /> -Maryanne Bush</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=165&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gCwJgAYNfgSPu_tf1iGdlvl19VtA0oJ_dGniRHw1QWk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-166"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/166" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/166#comment-166" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Falconbridge 1973</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 16:11</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-11-23T21:11:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739446"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was also at Falconbridge in 1973............my name then was Cathy Oliver ..........</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=166&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-7mEfyQBlt2__QJt1lLTDWKGRG9E3-RKSxsIzdBA_TI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-167"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/167" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/167#comment-167" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Memories</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 13:51</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-11-12T18:51:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739500"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I graduated from AWC &amp; CS traing course 8302 at CFB Falconbridge and have many fond memories of this place.</p> <p>-Terrill Slobodan</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=167&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5EsOUo5fz0dhfO2bRk_l-ywwj6OH5l8p9nz86QNDu_A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-168"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/168" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/168#comment-168" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">CFS Falconbridge 70&#039;S Memories</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 13:11</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2013-04-11T17:11:49+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739561"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Like Maryanne, I also spent a few years at this Radar Site from fall of 74 to fall of 77. Like most radar sites on the Tree Line, it was self-contained, providing everything for the enlisted man and for most civilian family members. There was even a rope-tow working for downhill skiers when I arrived. As a single person it was great to sleep, eat, drink and work all within a 100 yd radius.<br /> Our own winter carnivals were the highlight for me, as each mess had its own team to perform skits, compete in outdoor fun, drink(of course)and blow off steam in the middle of very hard winters back then. An amazing change in topography in those three years as the Superstack had only recently been activated. The amount of green appearing in summers was staggering from the barren wasteland when I first arrived.<br /> Great pictures and a bit sad to see this ghost town now more than 35 years later. I've visited Alsask, Kamloops and Dana in recent years and these sites were eradicated of all buildings and homesites as though they never existed. At least Falconbridge has some evidence of a time gone by.<br /> -Michael Kent</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=168&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9_J82nYsGEZb5lXcfi_UFOPO9JuI4el2__sSx94ylkU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-169"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/169" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/169#comment-169" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I Know Someone Who Saw That UFO Too</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 15:43</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2013-08-17T19:43:41+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739618"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My Aunt and Cousin saw that UFO in 1975, like it was yesterday, burned into their minds forever. I saw some sketches, pretty weird actually.<br /> -Eric Smart</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=169&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Cl1Pfn3T1QmvG5k1mIjoQ7P80a4ei652QqdOaVcjP9k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-170"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/170" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/170#comment-170" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Falconbridge</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karol Sanderson (not verified)</span> on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 19:33</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2016-11-24T00:33:15+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739722"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was stationed there from 1957 to 1960 in the FCO trade. First base after boot camp. Lots of memories, eh Nick Stolarchuk. Thanks for the pictures brought back alot of memories</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=170&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="La-Fu64hAXlqeyieA051U_h73Ajs8RPC1BB4YN6CeLU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-171"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/171" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/171#comment-171" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Falconbridge</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yvan Rochon (not verified)</span> on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:50</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2016-12-13T19:50:26+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1514739791"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Our family was stationed at CFS Falconbridge from 1970 to 1973. I turned thirteen there and had the joy of experiencing "teen town" before we moved away from the stations forever. Lived at CFS Mont Apica in Quebec from 1967 to 1970. It was great that as kids, we were blessed with ski hills, bowling alleys, pools, gyms, rinks for skating and ice for curling, baseball diamonds, movies. A really lovely way to grow up, lots of social interaction and always families coming and going.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=171&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="EwCb5v4Fe09yBCEOuYF9dBgrjx7Lr3-jvUPOe_2HBWc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-215"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/215" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/215#comment-215" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">2420 AC&amp;W Squadron - London, Ontario</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jay Hunt (not verified)</span> on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:39</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-04-09T23:39:45+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1523470009"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was a teenage fightercop in the RCAF 2420 Auxiliary Squadron in London, Ontario spending many weekends and summers at RCAF Station Falconbridge from Sept. 1957 through April 1961. I loved every minute of it.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=215&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="iCw_TI3fER_wkOuWtVrPTbNNC19WJ0xvv0HOY1ov0b8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=593&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="-fXHdUFQgLSPHF4gidR7NZ52DbwRc2ChLzGRX9-I0-c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 08 Oct 2006 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 593 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_CFS_Falconbridge#comments