Glace Bay


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Glace Bay

(glās), town (1991 pop. 19,501), E Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada. Exploitation of its coal mines began toward the end of the 19th cent., but declined in the 1960s; the last mine in the region closed in 2001. Its mines extended for several miles under the sea and were among the best equipped in the world. Glace Bay has a good harbor and relies heavily on its large deep-sea fishing fleet. The Marconi wireless tower at Table Head nearby was the transmitter in 1902 of the first transatlantic wireless message.
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A special ceremony was held at the Glace Bay Heritage Museum with members of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
HE DROVE INTO GLACE BAY OVER DIRT ROADS, through clouds of coal dust and past rows of housing in disrepair.
Yavari opened his practice in the city of Glace Bay, a poor and underserved community on Cape Breton Island, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean almost at the end of North America.
The company said February 12 that owner/operator and Cline subsidiary Kameron Collieries has been making progress at the planned Cape Breton complex, Including the completion of a 69-kV electrical line from Glace Bay to a new on-site electrical substation.
The longevity of Sheldon Currie's 1977 short story "The Glace Bay Miner's Museum"--adapted to radio and stage play (by Wendy Lill), film (Margaret's Museum, directed by Mort Ransen), and novel (by Sheldon Currie) (1)--lies with narrator Margaret's grotesque response to coal mining deaths: she claims and preserves with formaldehyde selected body parts of her husband, brother, and grandfather to display as museum exhibits.
And the dark highway shines imperishable life while helping them beneath these northern lights and driving on, through Cochrane Kapuskasing Hearst past Nipigon, and on to the little town of Emo Rainy River Region, and least among the little dots that lie scattered as stars and litter the map of Northwest Ontario, where they're expecting you, as in so many other of these least likely dots this expectation also is; in Miniota Pickle Lake Ohsweken Glace Bay.
Employees at Harbax Home Hardware Building Centre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, wanted to support their favorite hockey teams during the NHL playoffs, so they hung up six different teams' sweaters at the back of the store.
He was a graduate of Morrison Glace Bay High School.
The Canadian Maritime Forces Command coastal defense vessels HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701) and HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707) were instrumental in partnering with U.
FibreOP services will be available to residential and business customers in Sydney, Sydney River, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay and New Waterford starting in autumn 2010.
Recipients include Glace Bay Bethel Family Church, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS; First Special Service Force Association, Boudalerie NS; Veterans Memorial Committee, Heritage Lower St.
Looking at a previously unexamined corpus of song and verse that originally appeared in The Maritime Labour Herald, a Glace Bay newspaper, throughout the 1920s allows me to understand who the composers are, where they are from, the date of composition and the tune or air if mentioned.