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Old 08-25-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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There are railroads built at great expense to places in Quebec and Labrador already. they haul Iron Ore in great quantities to delivery to the rest of the world. There I a huge Nickel mine on the East Coast of Labrador. I guess it ships its ore by boat. The point is if there is a resource that can be turned onto money by sending it somewhere else the transport will be built.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Maybe some day I'll be able to drive my car there...


Have you driven to Inuvik yet? There are highways that would take you straight there and the Dempster is being extended right to Tuk. Look closely for the development along the road. When I was up there in the mid 80s the only new structure was at Eagle Plains which included a store/gas station/restaurant/public shower/government office building. Yes it was in one building.


Take the Cassier highway to inspect all the development in Northern BC.


Perhaps the peoples of the North do not want billions spent to quicken the end of what traditional ways are left. Maybe areas should be left for wildlife. Perhaps we should look at the northern developments that have failed as well as all those places in the south we should not have tried to make full of people.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Have you driven to Inuvik yet? There are highways that would take you straight there and the Dempster is being extended right to Tuk. Look closely for the development along the road. When I was up there in the mid 80s the only new structure was at Eagle Plains which included a store/gas station/restaurant/public shower/government office building. Yes it was in one building.


Take the Cassier highway to inspect all the development in Northern BC.


Perhaps the peoples of the North do not want billions spent to quicken the end of what traditional ways are left. Maybe areas should be left for wildlife. Perhaps we should look at the northern developments that have failed as well as all those places in the south we should not have tried to make full of people.
Yes I did drive the Dempster Highway about 3 weeks ago. I flew into Whitehorse and rented an SUV. It was awesome and had a great time despite me and the vehicle being completely covered in mud and having a cracked windshield. So now I have been to all provinces and territories and Nunavut is the last one I have yet to visit.

I agree that filling the north with people would be a bad idea now that I have seen it. It would ruin its character but I think that more infrastructure should be built up there to give the locals a better quality of life comparable to what you find in Southern Canada. I sensed that many people are struggling up there.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I agree that filling the north with people would be a bad idea now that I have seen it. It would ruin its character but I think that more infrastructure should be built up there to give the locals a better quality of life comparable to what you find in Southern Canada. I sensed that many people are struggling up there.
We should have learned that filling any hostile environment with people and subsidizing that activity is a bad idea. California is a huge advertisement for what happens when you fill an area that is both a desert and earthquake region with people.

As a Northeastern taxpayer I don't enjoy subsidizing the water infrastructure keeping California from going thirsty.
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