The Acadian people of Cape Breton are descended from the original French settlers of the Atlantic region, who were deported by the British in the 1750s, but who made their way back to the island over the subsequent decades, after spending time in the Gaspe, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands, and St.
Xstrata Copper Canada recently reported that consulting engineering firm Genivar won the 2011 Schreyer Award--the highest prize of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards program--for its role in the decommissioning of the copper producer's former Gaspe copper mining and smelting site located in Murdochville, Quebec, Canada.
Commenting on Cook's chart of Gaspe Bay, Lockett notes that the chart "has one curious and most unconventional feature: its orientation is such that magnetic north points southeast, giving the chart the bizarre appearance of being upside down.
Scientists more in the environmental than the chemical sciences report their research or review the literature on such matters as genetic ecotoxicology, modelling lead accumulation in the forest soils of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, the antioxidant response of farmed Oncorhynchus mykiss affected by proliferative kidney disease, the role of chronic toxicity evaluation of effluents in river basin management, and recent amphibian and reptile ecotoxicological research.
People seemed to regain confidence in their elected officials with the presence of women" said Nathalie Normandeau, an MNA from the Gaspe who became deputy premier and retained her portfolio as minister of municipal affairs.