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Anticosti

(ăntĭkŏs`tē), low, flat island (1991 pop. 264), 135 mi (217 km) long and 10 to 30 mi (16–48 km) wide, E Que., Canada, at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island was discovered by Cartier in 1534. Louis XIV granted it to Jolliet as a reward for his discovery of the Mississippi. Jolliet's heirs held it until 1763, when it was annexed to Newfoundland (then a separate colony). It was returned to Canada in 1774 and was privately owned (1895–1926) until it was sold to Consolidated Bathurst, Inc., which promoted lumbering for pulpwood. Forest fires and transportation costs caused this enterprise to be shut down in 1972. The island is now known for its bountiful deer hunting.
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Anticosti

an island of E Canada, in the Gulf of St Lawrence; part of Quebec. Area: 7881 sq. km (3043 sq. miles)
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In connection with the Settlement, Junex will receive an amount of USD5,533,606, which corresponds to the amounts invested by the firm in connection with its permits on Anticosti Island. In consideration of those permits, Junex is assigning the Permits to the Government of Quebec, which is supporting the Municipality of Anticosti Island in its application to have Anticosti Island included on Canada's Tentative List for World Heritage Sites under UNESCO's Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
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Meanwhile, oil exploration on Anticosti Island and shale-gas exploration on the Gaspe Perminsula both continue.
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