The Northern Settlement of Uranium City is one of Saskatchewan's most northern communities being located on the northern shore of Lake Athabasca.
Previously, this community had a population of approximately 5,000 people when the Eldorado Mining and Refining corporation, owned by the Canadian government, was open and in operation. Unfortunately, due to small uranium demand and federal cutbacks, the crown corporation was closed and the majority of residents, who worked for the company, were relocated south. Within a few weeks the population dropped down to about 300 people. This was further reduced in 2003 when the local hospital was relocated to Stony Rapids, which has now become the regional hub for the area. The population is currently 75 people.
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Community Highlights (2012): The Saskatchewan Ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations, with help of the Ministry of the Economy conducted a snapshot in 2012 of the key components of the community, including: local government, demographics, economic environment, training and education, infrastructure, housing, emergency services, recreational opportunities, and the community's distance from larger centres.
Wildfire Risk Assessment (2005): The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment actively attempts to educate residents about the threat of fire within municipalities. They conducted an assessment of each municipality to determine the likelihood of wildfires, and implement FireSmart principles to help reduce the chances of wildfires starting.