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Old 07-15-2003, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No Yukon, P.E.I. on new maps of Canada

Last Updated Tue, 15 Jul 2003 16:25:30
OTTAWA - A magazine published by the Canadian Tourism Commission to attract tourists contains maps that have wiped Prince Edward Island and Yukon off the face of the country.

$600,000 for magazine that spells Nunavut 'Nunavit'

Fodor's Travel Guides, an American company, produced the magazine, which is called PureCanada. The first issue appeared this month.

The maps identify several small towns, but overlook Halifax, N.S.; Fredericton, N.B.; and Brandon, Man. The maps also refer to Newfoundland and Labrador (the province's official name for two years) simply as Newfoundland and misspell Canada's newest territory, Nunavut as "Nunavit."

The tourism commission said Monday some of the errors were caught before the magazine was distributed and a page of corrections was inserted into every copy sent out.

The magazine is published twice a year and has a circulation of 270,000. Each magazine comes with a Fodor's micro-guide to Canada. It contains the same errors.

Corrected maps and the Fodor's guide will be sent out with the fall/winter issue of the magazine.

The tourism commission's partnership with Fodor will be reviewed at the end of the year. The commission paid $600,000 to have the magazine published.

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/07/15...sm_guide030715

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Old 07-15-2003, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I guess this doesn't surprise anyone.
Canada is so insignificant that whole provinces can be dispensed with and the Yanks (Fodor's) don't notice?
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Old 07-15-2003, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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have to admit, D, i've never heard of Nunavut, i don't know where Prince Edward Island is, although I recognise it from childrens books, and isn't "the Yukon" like "the mid-west" just an area, not an actual title for one place?
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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does anyone outside of canada really care?
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is just typical...

Cheerios... Prince Edward Island is on the East Coast. It is a smallish Island connected to New Brunswick with one of the world's longest bridges...

Canada is made up of 10 provinces (very much like a State) and three territories in the north (not quite enough people to warrant being a province). A few years ago there were only two territories The Yukon and the North West Territories (the Yukon is north of British Columbia and east of Alaska - Gold Rush? anyone... anyone?). The third territory was created when the North West Territories was divided and Nunavut was created.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by greathornytoad
does anyone outside of canada really care?
Yes!!! P.E.I. is the setting for one of my favorite childhood series, Anne of Green Gables, and I've always dreamed of visiting it, and I would be very put out if it disappeared Thankfully it was just left off a map, so maybe that'll cut down on the tourism and I'll be able to visit it in peace and quiet.
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Old 07-16-2003, 08:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, Canada can leave Rhode Island, Delaware and Montana off their next USA map and we'll call it even...

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