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It was in the year 1970 that a man named John Caldwell with a sense for adventure left his family and friends behind and went to work in the Arctic He was 19 at the time He ended up staying 3 months the months of February March and April to be exact Thanks to his uncle who had provided the hook up since hed already been working there for a number of years he got a job with the Asbestos Corporation This was located in the most northern point of Quebec closest to the village of Ivugivik which overlooks the Hudson straight across from Baffin Island John spoke to me about his journey I was flown out of Montreal and stopped at Fort Chimo to re-fuel then went on to Asbestos Hill and landed there It was -65F From the plane he said he was bused 30 miles to the mill where he would be working and living He then told me that it cost 25 000 per day to run the mill I worked a total of 12 hours per day 7 days a week getting paid 350 per hour to do maintenance jobs in the mill he said The organization provided him and the other workers with 3 hot meals per day At the time that he was there they had just finished building the mill They would take the asbestos ore from the mines and process it then put it into trucks where they would take it to the coast for storage In the months when the port was clear of ice the ships would come in to load the ore and bring it to Europe and other places for further refining and manufacturing I then asked John what he would do for amusement and he replied When I would have to bring garbage to the dump I would stay and watch the arctic foxes there They were like ghosts in the
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