CANADA: Pioneers Wanted

Canada's vast, undeveloped, underpopulated Arctic area has assumed new importance: sharing the major part of the top of the world with the Soviet Union, it is the Western Hemisphere's first line of defense against transpolar air attack. It is also a potential treasure house of mineral wealth, and a few pioneering Canadians are proving that the good life is possible even in the Far North. Last week Sam Welles, chief of TIME'S Ottawa Bureau, who has just completed an air tour of the strategic western Arctic, filed this report:

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