Cold Lake, in some ways, exemplifies what has become the modern ghost town; while new subdivisions and box-store complexes rapidly spring up, local businesses--which were once mainstays of the community--struggle to make ends meet. In most lake towns, the lakeshore is the hub of the community's activity. But in Cold Lake, it's nothing more than a row of abandoned businesses.
We're not exactly Detroit, but here even the local watering holes aren't safe--which is particularly surprising given the growing Newfie population.
As I've been walking up and down Cold Lake's streets, I couldn't help but try to remember--before they were empty, what was there?
So here's the game: over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be posting photos of buildings in Cold Lake. Your job is to tell me: before this building was empty, what was there?