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2014-09-03 16:21:43

Leaders are fighting for the survival of the Canadian Maritime Industry OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition held a press conference today explaining their significant worries concerning the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the lack of transparency that our government has had when making this deal. This free trade agreement will allow EU beneficially owned Flag of Convenience (FOC) vessels and...

2010-12-16 11:49:00

HALIFAX and PRESQUE ISLE, ME, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Emera Inc. (EMA:TSX) and Maine & Maritimes Corporation (NYSE Amex: MAM) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the acquisition of Maine & Maritimes Corporation (MAM) by BHE Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc. and the parent company of Bangor Hydro Electric Company.  This is the last approval needed to complete the transaction.  The transaction was previously...

2010-10-28 12:00:00

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), managing partner of Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (Maritimes), today announced the appointment of William C. Penney as president, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline. Penney previously served as vice president, business development, northeast transmission for Spectra Energy, and prior to that was an integral part of the initial development, construction and expansion of the...

2009-07-15 08:16:00

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and WALTHAM, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In its tenth year of operations, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (Maritimes) announced today it has commenced receipt and redelivery of natural gas from another major new source of natural gas supply, the Canaport(TM) liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick. The arrival of this LNG is a historic event for the North American natural gas industry and the Maritimes pipeline system. Since first...

2008-06-14 18:00:11

By Melanie Patten And Michael Tutton, THE CANADIAN PRESS PORTERS LAKE, N.S. - Ash floated through the air as blustery winds whipped up a unpredictable brush fire in a heavily wooded area east of Halifax on Saturday, destroying two houses and forcing 5,000 people from their homes. No injuries were reported, but about 200 people had registered at emergency shelters since the fire began on Friday afternoon near Porters Lake. Three other houses were damaged, the siding on the buildings...

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Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

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Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.