Ocean Falls, British Columbia • Ghost Towns of Canada

Ocean Falls, British Columbia • Ghost Towns of Canada

Release date:

2002

Running time:

23 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Available in Canada

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Part of the Ghost Towns of Canada series

Once a community of 5,000, today the Ocean Falls population has been whittled down to a mere 40. One of the province's best know pulp and paper towns, it was first settled in 1906 by Japanese workers. Over the next several decades, the town developed twin communities, white and Japanese, that co-existed peacefully but didn't frequently mix. The political climate of the Second World War would alter that forever, but the mill would continue to boom. By the early 1980s, the economy waning, the provincial government would close the Ocean Falls mill despite residents' vigorous protests. The debate ended when the government pushed ahead and demolished most of the town's buildings.

Titles included in this series:
Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland
Grosse Île, Québec
Val Jalbert, Québec
Silver Islet, Ontario
Depot Harbour, Ontario
Creighton, Ontario
Ghost Town Trail, Saskatchewan
Rowley, Alberta
Nordegg, Alberta
Barkerville, British Columbia
Sandon, British Columbia
Cassiar, British Columbia

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