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Yellowknife, Canada

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This is the story of Yellowknife, a mining camp that within ten years became a permanent planned community. Nearly six hundred miles from the railhead, schools, hospitals and recreation centres have been erected. Children play where once the roving prospector made his rough camp, and on the nearby Snare River a federal government project promises ample hydroelectric power for further expansion of homes and industry. The film reveals the potential of urban life on the rim of the Arctic, where community pride burns as hotly as the traditional gold fever.

1948, 11 min

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