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476 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE mitment to veterans through the Soldier On program and the Invictus Games. The insignia of the Order of Nova Scotia is “in the form of a stylized mayflower with the Shield of Arms of Nova Scotia at its centre surmounted by St. Edward’s crown”. James E. Howell was appointed as a member and designated as a vice chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board for a term of three years. The City of Mayflower, Arkansas, is named after the telegraph call (“Mayflower”) used by a railroad construction superintendent in the area in the 1870s. In 2013 the area was the site of an oil spill which has in turn been the subject of various court proceedings. The “mayflower” in “Mayflower Madam” (the sobriquet for Sydney Biddle Barrows) came from the fact that Mayflower Pilgrims were among her ancestors. The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants wants YOU (maybe): “Are you a descendant of a Mayflower passenger? The Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants wants to hear from you. Membership in our Society is open to anyone over the age of 18 who can document their direct bloodline descent from a passenger aboard the Mayflower, which reached Cape Cod in 1620.” Alan M. Shuster was reappointed as a member of the board of the University of British Columbia for a term ending February 27, 2020. Jeffrey A. Hand was reappointed as a member and as vice-chair of the Safety Standards Appeal Board for a three year term ending March 5, 2020. A busy lad, one wonders when he will find time to complete the electric vehicle he is constructing in his garage. Despite a ship in its logo, Mayflower Transit has “a nationwide fleet of car carrier units and unbeatable auto transportation services”. There are some happy truckers in the State of Maine, all because of a missing comma. BBC News recently reported on a successful overtime claim by drivers working for the Oakhurst Dairy. Their claim centered on a Maine law which provides that certain activities do not qualify for overtime pay. The material portion of the law read: “The canning, processing, preserving,


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