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“You’re still the one…” Or not. Shania Twain Centre will be demolished and turned into mining pit after losing $10M
TIMMINS, Ont. — A tourist attraction celebrating country-pop singer Shania Twain has officially become a $10-million money pit of taxpayer dollars.

The Shania Twain Centre in this northern Ontario community permanently closes its doors today, barely a dozen years after its grand opening, and will be demolished to become part of an open-pit gold mine.

A sinkhole of taxpayer money, the centre consumed some $10 million in government funds for its construction in 2000-2001, and racked up more than $1 million in operating deficits in the years since.

Twain, now 47, grew up poor in Timmins, and got her fledgling start singing in local bars before striking it rich on the world stage in 1995. (J.P. Moczulski/CP files; AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

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    OH MY GAWD MY HOMETOWN.
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    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Who thought this was going to work? Did they think Shania fans from around the world would...
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    What’s surprising is that they didn’t shut ‘er down years ago. What’s devastating is that they’re closing the Gold Mine...
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    ~French~
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    Jamieson, this is somehow related to you, right?
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    What a jerk.
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    She didn’t even come for the grand opening, didn’t bother for two years. She only ever visits when it’s beneficial to...
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