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Title Boom town blues : Elliot Lake, collapse and revival in a single-industry community / edited by Anne-Marie Mawhiney & Jane Pitblado.
Imprint Toronto : Dundurn Press, [1999]

Subject Uranium mines and mining -- Ontario -- Elliot Lake.
Retirement, Places of -- Ontario -- Elliot Lake.
Elliot Lake (Ont.) -- History.
Elliot Lake (Ont.) -- Social conditions.
Elliot Lake (Ont.) -- Economic conditions.
Alt Name Mawhiney, Anne-Marie.
Pitblado, Jane.
Description 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Prologue: Song: "Boom Town Blues"; Chapter 1 The City of Elliot Lake to 1991: Before the Roof Fell In; PART ONE: THE UPHILL CLIMB; Chapter 2 Bringing People Through Life Transitions; Chapter 3 The Elliot Lake Men's Support Centre; Chapter 4 Development of the Workforce Literacy Program After the First Mass Layoffs in Elliot Lake; Chapter 5 Life After Layoff: Women in a Remote Single-Industry Community; Chapter 6 Search, Succour, and Success: Looking for Jobs from Elliot Lake.
Summary Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced in 1990 with the layoffs occurring from then until June 1996. Throughout the period after the layoffs were announced, several major research projects were undertaken. One, the Elliot Lake Tracking and Adjustment Study, follows approximately 1,000 of the laid-off miners and 530 of their spouses thr.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781554881031 (electronic bk.)
155488103X (electronic bk.)
1550022911 (pbk.)
9781459713086 (electronic bk.)
1459713087 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 277671473
Additional Format Print version: Boom town blues. Toronto : Dundurn Press, ©1999 1550022911 9781550022919 (DLC) 99458649 (OCoLC)37985096

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