Kitsault, in northern British Columbia, was built by American mining company Phelps Dodge in 1979 as a community for its molybdenum mine workers but in 1982 the market for molybdenum crashed and the entire town of some 1,200 residents abandoned it, leaving the town frozen in time.
In 2005, India-born American entrepreneur, Krishnan Suthanthiran, bought the town for $7 million and has invested another $25 million in upgrades and upkeep. He plans to turn Kitsault into a hub of British Columbia’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry. In the meantime immaculately kept houses, shopping centres, restaurants, banks, curling rink, pubs and theatres are ready and waiting after sitting empty for decades.
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