Mining’s aerial pioneers (CIM Magazine)

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By the end of the First World War, most of southern Canada had been connected by railway. But as mining companies began to explore mineral deposits on the Canadian Shield and into the Arctic, getting food, supplies and workers through the bush proved difficult. The railway didn’t extend that far north, and the difficult terrain was tough to navigate and even more difficult to survey.

That’s when bush planes and their pilots flew into the picture.

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