Aircraft worked with such efficiency that many government departments wanted air services in their operations. Redistributing wildlife to trapped out areas, game patrols, flood condition reports, forestry and fire patrol were some of the functions of air services. Mapping, surveying (aerial photography) and commercial and military transportation played an important role in the development of Northern Canada.
New riches came from resources of the Canadian North. Endless quantities of timber, pulp, iron, nickel and gold established the economy through to the twentieth century. Growing interest in mineral exploration and development in the interwar years made flying into the North a profitable enterprise.
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