Magdalen Islands


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Magdalen Islands

(măg`dələn) or

Îles-de-la-Madeleine

(ēl-də-lä-mädlĕn`), group of nine main islands and numerous islets (1991 pop. 13,991), Que., Canada, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence N of Prince Edward Island. They were discovered (1534) by Jacques Cartier. The main islands are Alright, Amherst, Brion, Coffin, East, Entry, Grindstone, Grosse, and Wolf. A hazard to navigation, the islands have been the scene of hundreds of shipwrecks. Fishing and sealing are the chief occupations of the islanders, most of whom are of French descent.
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Today, the Government of Canada is here and present, and confirms to the people of the Magdalen Islands that they will soon be able to count on a new ferry resistant to ice for their transportation needs.
The trio are multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the Evangeline Region of Prince Edward Island and Magdalen Islands native Pascal Miousse.
The TVA network, for which Lapierre worked as a political commentator, said all seven people on board Lapierre's twin-engined chartered aircraft were killed when it crashed in bad weather as it was coming in to land on the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
Peter May's latest novel, Entry Island (Quercus, $26.99, 544 pages, ISBN 9781623656638), is set in the Magdalen Islands, a tiny, remote archipelago just over the horizon from the Canadian coastal village where I spend my summers--and where I am, at this moment, writing this review.
In July, Metcalfe completed his posting on the Magdalen Islands, and the garden is now completely in the hands of the islanders, as is All Saints Memorial Church.
Originally put into service in 2008, the vessel began its life as a tour boat in the Magdalen Islands, a small archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean that's part of Quebec.
Arthur, now a post-tropical storm, was centered about 90 miles (146 km) southwest of the Magdalen Islands on Saturday night after making a second landfall in Canada on Saturday afternoon.
Having received satisfactory answers, we are now in a position to support this project, which will bear significant economic benefits for the Gaspe and Magdalen Islands region."
"Set in some place called the Magdalen Islands. Wherever that is?" I told her that les lies de la Madeleine a collection of lesser islands linked by long sand dunes that formed a small archipelago in the Gulf of St Lawrence--were some five hours by ferry northeast of Prince Edward Island.
From Quebec, his bishop directed Grecco to serve not only the local Catholic Scots but the entire PEI community, New Brunswick, Cape Breton, parts of mainland Nova Scotia, and the Magdalen Islands. He also ministered to the Acadians who had escaped deportation, Mi'kmaq natives who had converted to Catholicism, Irish immigrants, and a few English Catholics.
Eight hundred more homes and businesses on the Magdalen Islands lost power Monday afternoon, leaving a total of 3,000 customers without electricity.
Lawrence, near the Magdalen Islands, and the other (ID 65584) along the east coast of Newfoundland, just 90 km south of the wintering location of the male (ID 65582; Fig.