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  • A replica of the original locomotive brought to Canada in 1836.

    Canada was built on the back of a train

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 4, 2023

    While the journey west during the frontier days often paints a picture of strife and hardship, not every tale was filled with sorrow and loss. Although covered wagons were definitely a thing, the journey toward greener pastures became much less arduous as steamboats and stagecoaches followed routes mapped by the earliest pioneers. However, it was the coming of the railroad that increased the speed of the trek, and its effectiveness in travel persists even today. For much of... Full story

  • history Canada Northwest Territories Yellowknife City First Nations mining

    The only city in Northwest Territories

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Far to the north lies the second largest of Canada's three territories, simply named the Northwest Territories, and within this vast region of more than 400,000 square miles lies its only city, the capital called Yellowknife. Yellowknife, and most of the region of the Northwest Territories, lies within what is known as the Canadian Shield, a large area of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock, meaning it dates to the earliest part of Earth's history. Scoured down to stone... Full story