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'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier

The vast expanses of Canada’s far north and Arctic regions act as a double-edged sword for aspirant mineral explorers and developers, containing the promise of untold, untapped mineral riches, but also 10 million square kilometres of federal land that only accentuates the distance from markets and, usually, the infrastructure needed to make projects economically viable.

'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier 'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier 'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier 'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier 'Roads to riches' critical to unlocking Canada's vast northern frontier

Natural Resources Canada wants to help open up the country's north

"Mineral development will lead economic development and infrastructure development in the north," Natural Resources Canada assistant deputy minister Glenn Mason told this week's Resources for Fu...