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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Services to assist the festival authority of mont de marsan to negotiate, Conclude and execute the contracts necessary for the organization of bullfighting shows at the magdalen islands.
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.
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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.
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