Brian Hutchinson is reporting that the so-called B.C. Backwater Boys are largely fabrications:
It is mostly nonsense, says Vernon RCMP Corporal Henry Proce. Last night, after meeting with Tom and Will Green, he told the Vancouver Province many of their claims were fabrications. Yes, the brothers grew up in a remote, three-bedroom log cabin and were home-schooled. It was, said Cpl. Proce, "a lifestyle the parents chose to live, a very rural, isolated lifestyle." The boys, he added, eventually wanted "a change of scenery, a change of pace and change of diet. And they chose to leave."
But they were no strangers to civilization. They had grown up with television. They had bought tapes of movies and they had read magazines.