Canada at War: Scrap

When the frontier villagers along the Alaska Highway saw the U.S. Army throwing away stoves and mattresses, they got mad. Soon to the cities of southern Canada stories drifted back of equipment being destroyed by the ton, of great dumps of discarded goods rising in northern Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

The Vancouver Daily Province reported that "fires burn day and night" on the dump piles at Dawson Creek, B.C. A farmer said that he had seen more than 100 good stoves thrown on one dump. A woman in Whitehorse wrote to her...