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  1. Passenger numbers up despite engine troubles for Nova Scotia to Maine ferryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 27 | Canada.com

    The operator of the high-speed ferry service that links Yarmouth, N.S., with Portland, Maine says it carried more than 41,000 passengers this year despite engine trouble that reduced the number of crossings during its second season in operation. Bay Ferries says it carried 41,623 passengers in 2017, an increase over it's initial season in 2016, when the "Cat" carried 35,551 passengers The company says the lower number was the result of the failure of the vessel's starboard outer main engine, which occurred on June 28. "Our sales trajectory to the end of June gave us cause for optimism that 2017 passenger numbers would be much higher," Bay Ferries CEO Mark MacDonald said in a statement.


  2. Batman comic series to feature scenery from Portland, MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Canada.com

    A highly anticipated Batman comic book series will have some locations that might look familiar to Maine residents. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Hall, Old Port's cobblestone streets and various red brick buildings will be a part of Gotham in DC Comics' "Batman: White Knight."


  3. Back road to hope: Migrants flood Canada at remote outpostRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Canada.com

    Taxis unload passengers, who traveled from a bus station in Plattsburgh, N.Y., at an unofficial border station across from Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., early Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road.


  4. Elite Airways launches new Portland-to-Halifax route, two direct flights a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Canada.com

    After a bumpy start, Elite Airways' inaugural non-stop flight from Portland, Maine, to Halifax is set to touch down Thursday. The launch of the new route, aimed at business and leisure travellers, was delayed two weeks due to a glitch with a computer reservation system.


  5. Steamers out of steam? Beloved bivalves aren't happy clamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | Canada.com

    The soft-shell clams that are harvested by hand and raked from the mud flats of Maine are becoming less plentiful, and the downward trend jeopardizes one of New England's oldest and most historic coastal industries. Maine is the soft-shell clam capital of the country.


  6. The Latest: Group votes to protect corals in Gulf of MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Canada.com

    This undated file photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows deep-sea spiral coral during a dive on the New England Seamount chain in the North Atlantic Ocean. A federal panel is considering new protections Thursday, June 22, 2017, for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England.


  7. Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capableRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Canada.com

    "When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. Smith also finds that veterans are ideal for his company, whose clients are mostly federal workers; anyone who's been in the service has spent years understanding and navigating government-supplied benefits.


  8. Bernie Sanders back on the hustings with this message: Donald Trump is a one-term presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Canada.com

    Promising to "expose the Republican Party for what it is," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to rally Democrats. "In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling," Sanders told The Associated Press.


  9. Maine's cod fishermen have worst year in historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Canada.com

    The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of the state's fishing industry, but state records show 2016 was historically bad. Fishermen brought less than 170,000 pounds of the fish to land in Maine last year.


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