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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.
The Hope House Ellesmere Friends Group are planning their Autumn Coffee Morning which will take place on October 19 at Ellesmere Town Hall.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 29, 2019--Vauxhall plans to move Astra production from Ellesmere Port if Brexit impacts negatively
Auto Business News-July 29, 2019--Vauxhall plans to move Astra production from Ellesmere Port if Brexit impacts negatively
Parent group PSA said the new model will be manufactured in Ellesmere Port on Merseyside, which employs 1,000, if a satisfactory deal is reached with the EU.
For many people, of course, Ellesmere Port will always be associated with heavy industry - such as the Vauxhall car assembly plant and Stanlow oil refinery.
The Blue Planet aquarium, one of Ellesmere Port's many attractions FOR many people, Ellesmere Port is still associated with industries such as Vauxhall's car assembly plant and the Stanlow oil refinery.
VAUXHALL plans to slash a further 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port factory, adding to the 400 staff cuts announced in October.
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.