A small Alberta farming town, nestled halfway between Calgary and Lethbridge, is in mourning today.
The most famous citizen of the planet of Vulcan, "Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy, died on Friday at the age of 83, and now the town of Vulcan, Alberta has to say goodbye to Mr. Spock.
"He was such a humble and great ambassador...and just a great person to visit with," Mayor Tom Grant told Yahoo Canada News.
"Our condolences are definitely with his family and friends."
The tight-knit community was initially named after the Roman god of fire by a railway surveyor in 1910, and for many years its greatest claim to fame was a large collection of grain elevators.
But as "Star Trek" grew as a cultural touchstone through the latter decades of the 20th century, Vulcan embraced its connection to Spock's homeworld. The Vulcan Association ofRead More »from Leonard Nimoy mourned in Canadian 'home' of Vulcan, Alberta