Milne always acknowledged that it was his wife, Daphne, and his young son, Christopher Robin, who inspired him to write the poems and stories — the literary journey began in when the Very Young Christopher Robin was introduced to an American black bear at the London Zoological Gardens.
In the late s, the refinery was upgraded to create some of North America's lowest-emission petroleum.
Since the refinery has been served by the Canaport crude oil receiving terminal southeast of Saint John. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. August Marine[ edit ] Irving Oil's core retail area is in northeast North America and is well served by a network of regional ports and harbours in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and New England - an area that is under-served by pipelines.
Consequently, the company economically transports much of its petroleum products to regional distribution terminals at ports throughout the region using its own fleet of coastal tankers.
Lawrence on September 7,causing a large initial oil spill and subsequent leaks for the next 26 years until it was salvaged by the federal government on July 30, Road[ edit ] Irving Irving paper operates a Irving paper fleet of company-branded tanker trucks to deliver petroleum to retail locations from its Saint John refinery as well as the marine distribution terminals.
Since the s these semi-trailer tanker trucks were painted a distinctive golden yellow but the fleet underwent a paint scheme change in the s to use white for both cab and trailer. Irving Oil's home heating fuel delivery truck fleet was similarly coloured and is undergoing a paint scheme change.
Irving Limited owns and operates RST Industries which provides road tanker transport services for Irving Oil's wholesale deliveries,  as well as for jet fuel, marine fuel, liquid asphalt, and other products.
Rail[ edit ] Irving Oil once made extensive use of rail service to deliver petroleum from the Saint John refinery to rail-side distribution terminals throughout Atlantic Canada and Quebec. The decline in rural branch rail lines operated by Canadian National Railway and CP Rail in the s and s, combined with the increase of 4-lane highway construction, has seen Irving Oil eliminate practically all retail petroleum delivery by rail and the closure of many of its rail-side distribution terminals in favour of newer highway-served terminals or direct deliveries.
Irving Oil continues to make extensive use of rail service for wholesale petroleum deliveries from its Saint John refinery.
Products such as propane, liquid asphalt and diesel are delivered daily to locations in Quebec and New England via New Brunswick Southern Railwayowned by sister company J. Irving Limited as well as by CN.
This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. August Irving Mainway, Westville, Nova Scotia Irving Oil operates bulk furnace oil and propane outlets in most major centres across Atlantic CanadaNew England and Quebec as well as select locations in eastern Ontarioalmost all of which are supplied from its Saint John refinery.
Irving Oil also operates over gas stations in these jurisdictions. In recent decades, smaller stations have been closed and consolidated as newer, larger facilities are constructed - Irving owns many choice real estate locations in communities across northeastern North America, some of which are no longer used for gas retailing, and others being held in speculation of some future need.
Older stations are typically franchise operations and still have automobile service and repair shops, which in recent years are branded by Meineke. Convenience stores[ edit ] Most of Irving Oil's corporate owned-and-operated stations also contain convenience stores.
By the early s, 56 of the company's Quebec locations had been leased to the Couche-Tard chain and rebranded accordingly, conversely 60 of Couche-Tard's fueling stations were supplied by Irving fuels and re-branded accordingly. By the mid s, Irving began to renovate and rebrand its old "Mainway" stations under the name "Bluecanoe" as part of the company's modernization plan.
The Bluecanoe brand was first introduced in New England and was introduced to some stations in eastern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces; however, many others were not upgraded and retained the older name "Mainway".
On May 8,Irving announced that they would lease of the "Mainway" and "Bluecanoe" retail stores at its stations in Canada and New England to Alimentation Couche-Tardwhich has rebranded all of the stores as Circle K. Irving will continue to own the stations and supply their fuel, the fuel and lubricant brands at these stations will remain "Irving".
Irving stations in Quebec retain the "Couche-Tard" banner for the retail stores. Big Stops[ edit ] Irving "Big Stop" truck stop sign near Fredericton, New Brunswick Irving Oil also operates several "Big Stops", which are truck stops featuring family restaurants, facilities for truck drivers, and convenience stores.
These large stations are located at strategic locations throughout New Englandthe MaritimesQuebec and Newfoundland. They occupy several hectares near important highway interchanges and junctions and have been developed since the s; some of the oldest Big Stops are still in operation with the interiors being evocative of that era.
These locations, aside from their convenience store operations, continue to be operated by Irving Oil. In the past decade, Irving Oil has opened several new Big Stops in New Brunswick to reflect the modernized and realigned arterial highway network in that province, and these facilities contain restaurants that have their own name and identity which are often reflective of the local area.
Irving corporate offices in Saint John Criticisms[ edit ] Examples of vertical integration within the "Irving Group of Companies" as the Irving family refers to their holdings include the acquisition or formation of businesses along the entire chain of production, from the Irving refinery an Irving Oil subsidiary and its retail outlets, to the transportation subsidiaries of J.
Irving RST, Midland, NB Southern, Sunburyto various construction and engineering companies that assist in building, maintaining and expanding the conglomerate's facilities. Further examples of vertical integration within the conglomerate include Industrial Security Ltd.
ISLthe wholly owned security company that guards facilities, as well as industrial suppliers such as Thornes, Universal Sales and Commercial Equipment Ltd. Irving, the sister firm to Irving Oil, is a dominant forestry company in northeastern North America, growing trees, harvesting trees and producing lumber, pulp and paper, and various enhanced value products such as magazine grade paper, tissue, and personal care products.
InIrving Oil received a controversial tax break from the municipality to develop the Canaport LNG liquid natural gas terminal; it was apparently negotiated one-on-one with the city's then-mayor Norm McFarlane.
The tax break was cancelled in December, at the request of Saint John city council, with unanimous support in the Legislative Assembly.The historic Irving Theater reflecting on its past while heading into the future as a unique entertainment destination.
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