(08-29-2014, 07:31 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:Quote:Business owners say reservations have dropped drastically in the wake of the tailings pond breach. And many of the miners who stay in local hotels and eat in local pubs have disappeared.
"As far as we’re concerned, it’s a disaster that nobody’s doing anything about," says Gary Zorn, owner of Ecotours-BC.
Well... likely has one hotel (12 rooms and cafe), one general store/gas bar/liquor store, one pub in a condemned building and one cafe/laundromat/post office. I can see tourism droping drastically but the media and mine related investigators have completely over run the town. Locals have all gone into hiding.
Anyways, seems the wife of the general foreman (the one responsible for the tailings pond) has been awarded the contract for the clean-up. Things that make you go hmmm...
eta, and there is at least one resort on the lake. Last time I was out there, maybe two years ago, the school had 5 students.