Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ghosts of the Kinosoo

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? 


  1. julie mc12:13 AM

    The government owned liquor store!

  2. I knew there was a liquor store, but I had no idea it was government-owned.

    What else?

  3. Anonymous12:17 PM

    At one point I believe it was an appliance repair place...


  4. Wasn't it also a youth drop-in centre that ran karate classes at one point?

  5. Anonymous3:38 PM

    It was an ALCB liquor store built by the Ab. govt until it was privitized.