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The far reaches of northern Canada are growing, too.

“Yellowknife, by virtue of the gas pipeline and diamond boom, is already getting a lot of international exposure,” Mr. Foley notes.

The Great White North, in fact, could help solve a lot of southern dilemmas: no more need to import oil from dictatorships in the Middle East or blood diamonds from Africa, for starters.

All we ask in return is that you send your best bands up there to play.