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Miner looks to sell B.C. Ghost Town

Paul Waldie, Globe and Mail, Sept 14, 2004

Rudy Nielsen has dealt with some unique properties in his 40 years of selling ranches and vacation homes around British Columbia, but he has never tackled anything quite like this before.

Mr. Nielsen is marketing an entire town, Kitsault, B.C. to be exact, and the asking price is $7 million. For that price, the buyer gets not only 92 houses perched on a mountain’s edge in a tranquil ocean inlet,

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Ghost town worth millions – in cash and memories

Heather Ramsay, Northword Magazine, Winter 2004-2005

“It was utopia,” says John Wheatley, who along with his wife of 48 years, Patricia, was the longest resident of Kitsault, a remote mining town 140 kilometres north by air from Prince Rupert now on the market for $7 million.
The couple retired to Houston last year, but for the previous 15 they lived in an eerily well-maintained but empty town, at the end of idyllic Alice Arm.

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Canadian ghost town up for grabs

John Gray, South China Morning Post, September 29, 2004

Despite rising prices, C$7 million (HK$42.81 million) seems high, even for a spot on the Pacific Ocean coast ringed by snow-capped mountains.

But think what you get for your money. On sale is Kitsault town, 800km north of Vancouver. It covers 130 hectares, on which stand 90 houses, seven apartment buildings containing more than 200 units, a shopping centre and two recreation centres.

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Empresa estadounidense vende ciudad fantasma de B.C.

El Contacto Directo – September 17, 2004

KITSAULT, B.C.  La ciudad abandonada de Kitsault está a la venta a un precio inicial de $7 millones. Por ese precio, el comprador consigue no sólo 92 casas construidas sobre el borde de una montaña, una entrada tranquila del océano, un bosque denso de hoja perenne y rodeado por vistas de montaña costeras, sino también: siete edificios de apartamentos con 210 suites; un hospital totalmente equipado,

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US Company puts abandoned town of Kitsault up for sale

Medicine Hat News, CP, September 15, 2004

TORONTO (CP) — Rudy Nielsen has dealt with some unique properties in his 40 years of selling ranches and vacation homes around British Columbia, but he has never tackled anything quite like this before.

Nielsen is selling an entire town, Kitsault, B.C., to be exact, and the asking price is $7 million. For that price, the buyer gets 92 houses perched on a mountain’s edge in a tranquil ocean inlet,

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Abandonded B.C. Town Of Kitsault on Sale for $7 Million

Fort McMurray Today, CP, July 31, 2004

Rudy Nielsen has dealt with some unique properties in his 40 years of selling ranches and vacation homes around British Columbia, but he has never tackled anything quite like this before.

Nielsen is selling an entire town, Kitsault, B.C., to be exact, and the asking price is $7 million. For that price, the buyer gets 92 houses perched on a mountain’s edge in a tranquil ocean inlet,

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Flames Devour Dry Forest

Gordon Hoekstra, Prince George Citizen, June 24, 2004

A handful of ranch workers south of Vanderhoof continued a fire watch on Wednesday, hoping the wind didn’t pick up and push the Kenney Dam fire — the largest in B.C. — in their direction.

The River Ranch foreman, Chris White, and two other ranch workers are manning sprinklers that are soaking the ranch buildings and a half-completed hotel on site,

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Ranch on the Block

The Vancouver Province, October 6, 2003

Prince George- River Ranch, about 70 kilometers south of Vanderhoof, is up for sale.

The asking price is $2.5 million, said Rudy Nielsen, whose companies are marketing and selling the 16-square-kilometer ranch.

The property, according to court documents, was put up for sale under an order by the B.C. Supreme Court, as part of a settlement to pay off mortgages on the ranch to a number of different companies in excess of $1 million.

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River Ranch for Sale

Gordon Hoekstra, Prince George Citizen, October 6, 2003

River Ranch — which was at the heart of a controversial $13-million investment scheme that drew in hundreds of people in north and central B.C. — is up for sale.

The asking price for the 1,600 hectare ranch, about 70 kilometres south of Vanderhoof, is $2.5 million, says Rudy Nielsen, whose companies NIHO Land and Cattle Co. Ltd. and Landquest Realty Corp.

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New Old Towns

Janet Collins, Cottage Magazine – September – October  2003

A century ago, Trout Lake City was a boisterous mining town. Today, it’s a quiet backwater, frequented by cottagers and fisherman. Similarly, until 1950, the value of nearby Ferguson was beneath the ground. Now, its value is a lot easier to reach.

Trout Lake City and Ferguson are both found in the Lardeau district of the West Kootenay region of south-eastern BC.

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