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Ellesmere

 

an island in the northeastern part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Ellesmere Island has an area of about 250,–000 sq km and rises to an elevation of 2,604 m. Numerous fjords divide the island into distinct areas, or lands: Grant Land, Grinnell Land, Sverdrup Land, and Ellesmere Land. About one-third of the island is covered by glaciers. Arctic-wasteland and tundra vegetation prevails.

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North of Lancaster Sound there is little we know anything about, except North Devon and Ellesmere Land; but even there live a few scattered people, next door, as it were, to the very Pole.
From the cut of her sharp-pointed hood, and the long diamond pattern of her white deer-skin leggings, they supposed she came from Ellesmere Land.
When he and the girl went north to Ellesmere Land in the year of the Wonderful Open Winter, he left the picture-story with Kadlu, who lost it in the shingle when his dog-sleigh broke down one summer on the beach of Lake Netilling at Nikosiring, and there a Lake Inuit found it next spring and sold it to a man at Imigen who was interpreter on a Cumberland Sound whaler, and he sold it to Hans Olsen, who was afterward a quartermaster on board a big steamer that took tourists to the North Cape in Norway.
IT'S back to the 90s in Ellesmere Port this March when a Decades of Dance event will see chart stars K-Klass and Rozalla head for the Civic Hall.
VAUXHALL'S Ellesmere Port car plant must be given a new model to build to save hundreds of jobs - that's the message a top union leader will tell company bosses in Paris tomorrow.
VAUXHALL plans to slash a further 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port factory, adding to the 400 staff cuts announced in October.
The barns at Old Marton Farm near Ellesmere, which have full planning consent, are on the market with agents Halls for pounds 299,995.
WORKERS at Ellesmere Port's Vauxhall plant face more days of anxious waiting as parent company General Motors (GM) decides whether or not to close the factory.
Auto Business News-July 22, 2011--Vauxhall produces 100,000th Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer at Ellesmere Port Plant(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.
The firm's US owner General Motors confirmed plans to build a new model at the Ellesmere Port plant.
UP NORTH Situated far north of the Arctic Circle, Canada's Ellesmere Island is a cold, harsh place.
The grant aid, from the Selective Finance for Investment in England scheme, will help Vauxhall install a new 'contiguous' press shop to make large Astra pressings on site and safeguard the longer-term future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing operation.