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  • corner brookViLLAGE
    March 28, 2011 - 10:12

    yes; gotta love those CFAers; i will always remember commentators who were covering 1999 canada winter games in cbrook; nl; referring to what locals like to call THE CITY OF CORNER BROOK as a "small rural village"; made up of mostly "farmers,fisherpeople, and loggers"; been here close 50 years; dont know any farmers; fishermen/fisherwomen; but do know quite a few loggers; mill workers;..........was funny; but what can do?

  • Mike
    March 27, 2011 - 08:07

    Hate to burst your bubble Pam, but your column is a swing and a miss. Mistakes or embellishments in travel writing are not new. And they certainly are not a monopoly of writers aimed exclusively at Newfoundland and Labrador. (By the way, there’s more to this place and your column than St. John’s.) Just because some writer or as you seem to imply, hack, makes a mistake, so what? I’m sure travel writers - and you suggest there are good ones (quick name five without having to Google) – all make errors. I’m also certain that if you read the tourist propaganda, I mean reviews, of Venice or New Orleans or Timbuktu, you’ll see similar glowing embellishments – mistakes and all - about them as you do about this place…..So there are no dories in St. John’s harbour. Yeah, that would certainly ruin my vacation if I came and discovered that egregious error. The old saying holds true – don’t believe everything you read.

  • Skeptical Cynic
    March 26, 2011 - 08:34

    Embellished publicity is better than no publicity.