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Heavy Equipment Operator

For fifty years, Jack ran heavy equipment all over Canada and South America. He was involved in shore logging and helped load sloops. The ability to run several machines guaranteed steady employment: Jack helped maintain the Alaska Highway, a road spanning 1,543 miles (2,483 kilometres) from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. He also worked in construction and helped build dams and roads in British Columbia, and in particular, pipeline roads through the Rocky Mountains.

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