from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Strait of or Gut ofCanso A narrow channel between Cape Breton Island and the northeast mainland of Nova Scotia, Canada.


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  • Ltd., of Nassau, for the Provincial Department of Development, recommended that the Strait of Canso is a logical site for the development of a liquid and dry bulk redistribution terminal.

    A Future for the Maritimes

  • Nova Scotia's second major port, the great 10-mile long, deep-water harbour at the Strait of Canso is actually a byproduct of an earlier development.

    A Future for the Maritimes

  • The national agencies slammed EU efficiency proposals as "unrealistic" in a statement issued by Canso, their trade group.

    Sky Wars: Europe Battles to Erase Borders in the Air

  • Liberal whip Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, had his domain www. taken over by a bizarre dating-based entity.

    Don’t Let Cybersquatters Steal Your Name : Law is Cool

  • The report into the crash, released Tuesday, says the flying pilot was improperly overriding the autopilot system and the flight crew was misreading its flight path as the CH-149 Cormorant prepared for a nighttime training exercise near Canso on July 13, 2006.

    Official report on 2006 Cormorant crash

  • The draft report, obtained by The Canadian Press, says the pilot was "not qualified" and was using "inappropriate" flying methods when the Cormorant plunged nosedown into the Atlantic during a training exercise on July 13, 2006, off the coast of Canso.

    Why a Cormorant crashed

  • The French leaders sailed on August 11, and met the ship Jonas at Canso for the voyage home.83 The habitants left with a sense of pride and achievement.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Captain Savalette and his crew of sixteen men worked near Canso in what is now Nova Scotia, operating out of a little fishing cove that Champlain later named in his honor.

    Champlain's Dream

  • She had been sent by Pont-Gravé from Canso on the Atlantic coast, where he was gathering a cargo of fish and furs.

    Champlain's Dream

  • On July 17, 1606, the settlers departed for Canso on the Atlantic coast, where they hoped to find fishermen who could help them.

    Champlain's Dream

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