Not even Steven Colbert’s brilliant role as a bombastic sportscaster, a slew of cameos (some clever), and some novel spoofs of pop-music favourites can resurrect this disaster. There is no love for this guru. -- THE LOVE GURU [REVIEWED THIS WEEK] on page 23 in Westender, Thursday June 26 2008
-- New Rules for Embedded TV ads on page 30 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 27 2008
Correction: FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin
It's the first time Martin is mentioned in the article, therefore his full name - and in this case, also his job title - should be printed. The image above captures the first three paragraphs of the article.
Correction: now a breezy 10-minute bike ride to work
If I'm reading the article right, then buying a bike caused the writer to be able to walk to work in ten minutes - a walk that is now twenty minutes faster than before the bike purchase. Imagine how quickly she could get to work if she used her new bike to commute with!
Its why I love to drive! ... These full time positions includes medical/dental benefits and offers training and apprenticeship opportunities in a great working environment. -- Dennison Chevrolet employment advertisement on page E29 in The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday June 25 2008
Corrections: It's why; full-time positions include
-- Various advertisements on NE corner of Oak Street & West King Edward Ave in Vancouver, BC Canada, Monday June 23 2008
Corrections: 16th and Macdonald (but not really there); ASSOCIATION
If you go to 16th and Macdonald, you will not see Carnarvon Park. As you can see in the pic below (from Google Maps - notice their capitalisation error within Macdonald!), the park is actually a block west of Macdonald on 16th. It begins at Mackenzie Street and extends west past Carnarvon Street. Also, is it West Side as seen (sort of) on the above sign, or Westside as seen on this website?
A double suicide occurs when two people commit suicide at the same time. So writing "Britney's double suicide attempts" tells the reader that more than once Britney attempted suicide with another person. Reading the article, it is clear that the word two should replace double.
The indications are [Vancouver G.M. Mike] Gillis may have also held discussions with Florida GM Jacques Martin about a deal involving centre Olli Jokinen. Jokinen has asked to be traded and Martin is trying to get that done at the draft. Other possible destinations for Jokinen are Minnesota, Calgary, Vancouver or Columbus... -- Sedin twins on the move? in 24 Hours Vancouver, Friday June 20 2008
Correction: Other possible destinations... Minnesota, Calgary or Columbus
Having written that Vancouver is a possible destination for Jokinen, Vancouver can not be another possible destination.
On warm days, a topless Kimberly Parrott casually walks her Lab cross, Underdog, in the parks of New Westminster and Burnaby. [Article's photo caption: Kimberley Parrott bares her breasts in public to make a statement to young kids that there is nothing shameful about the human body.] -- Nudity: the new normal? (online: Is nudity the new normal?) in The Georgia Straight, Thursday June 19 2008
I assume one is correct (though maybe it's really Kymberly), but I don't know if the other one is missing a letter or if it contains an extra letter.
Another foot has washed up on a B.C. shore - this time near Campbell River - in a case that continues to xx mbaffle authorities. -- Sixth foot washes ashore in 24 Hours Vancouver, Thursday June 19 2008
Correction: to baffle
Editable online version is now correct. I just googled "xx mbaffle" and it gave a link to the corrected article with the above text underneath. Funny how they promptly fixed this error, yet numerous spelling errors continually remain uncorrected.
Soon, [Sharon] Dupuis was working at there full time, and during her three years at the dealership, she ranked within the province's top 10 for Toyota sales volume. ... To hone her expertise, she participated in dealership management training through the National Automobile Dealers Association. She may have been the only women in the class of 40, but that didn't daunt her: she ended up graduating with the highets marks. -- Auto business in her blood in 24 Hours Vancouver, Thursday June 19 2008
Corrections: working there; the only woman
I couldn't find this exact article online, but I found a similar article (Pride of ownership) in 24 Hours Ottawa. Before putting the same article in the Vancouver edition, all locations are omitted. I'm guessing it was so readers of the Vancouver edition will think it's a B.C. story. That's fine, if done correctly; but it was done very poorly and in this case resulted in misinformation.
Ottawa edition: Dupuis took part in a selling course offered through the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association and began working the sales floor on weekends at nearby Baywest Toyota in Owen Sound, Ont., which was also owned by her boss. Soon Dupuis was working at Baywest full time, and during her three years there, she ranked within Ontario's top 10 for Toyota sales volume.
Vancouver edition: Dupuis took part in a selling course offered through the Automobile Dealers Association and began working the sales floor on weekends at another nearby dealership, which was also owned by her boss. Soon Dupuis was working at there full time, and during her three years at the dealership, she ranked within the province's top 10 for Toyota sales volume.
Jedidiah Island Marine Provincial Park is located between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the Sabine Channel of Georgia Strait. It is accessible by boat only. You can reach the park from Pender Harbour via water taxi or private boat. -- Jedediah Island Marine Park on bigpacific.com, Thursday June 19 2008
Correction: Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park
As you can already see above, the web page title for Jedediah Island has the correct spelling, but the text on the page itself has repeat incorrect spelling, except for the very last For information sentence.
Inside, each Galleries on the Bay home is a unique with a character and personality all its own. -- Horseshoe Bay homes close to perfect in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008
Galleries on the Bay features elegant design on the inside and a gorgeous view of Horseshow Bay from its balconies. -- Horseshoe Bay homes close to perfect[photo caption - not seen online] on page 13 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008
Corrections: Either is unique with or is a unique area with (or another similar word); Horseshoe Bay
The next time your cellphone rings in the middle of traffic, chances are 88 per cene of people around you will want you to hang up. -- Support for phone ban while driving in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008
Correction: 88 per cent
Errors in subheadlines are sublime, but with 88 in the subheadline, I wonder why the only per cent given in the actual article is 71: "...the survey says 71 per cent of Canadians think a cellphone ban would make roads and highways safer for driving..." Is there another 17 per cent who think the roads and highways would become moderately safer? Hey, 24 Hours, info in the headlines and subheadlines are supposed to be elaborated on in the article itself. Do your job.
Okay. Now, please put your laptop in this bin. Another bin for you purse. A bin for your change. A bin for your lipstick. Another bin for your wallet with all your discount club cards. Right, that's 47 bins, now take your shoes off please. Good, now your socks. -- Flying the friendly skies in 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday June 18 2008
Romania coach Victor Piturca said yesterday he plans to ignore Italy's final Group C game with France, even though it could decide whether his team reach the quarter-finals at Euro 2008. -- sports in brief [ears plugged] on page 21 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008
The BC Lottery Corporation presented Lotto 6/49 winner Gary Sobolik with a cheque for $21.9 million today. The Surrey resident and father of two collected the prize in sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt, and brought his mom along for the occasion. -- local news in brief [FAMILY SIZE CHEQUE] on page 4 in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008
Joel Madden took to his blog to angrily deny rumours that he and his girlfriend Nicole Richie had got married without their family or friends in attendance. -- people in the news [not married, ok] in 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008
CFOX and The 2008 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival proudly presents The Trews and guest Vince Vaccaro at the Rogers World Beat Stage presented by Channel M! -- Rio Tinto Alcan Dragan Boat Festival advertisement on the cover of 24 Hours Vancouver, Tuesday June 17 2008
Correction: proudly present
Singular presenter = presents. Two or more presenters = present.
Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer based in Seattle, Wash., said when a human body is submerged in the ocean, the main parts like arms, legs, hands, feet and the head are usually what come off the body. He said his theory is that the feet came along as a result of an accident that might have happened up along the Fraser River, that washed down and spread out along the Straight of Georgia. -- Fifth human foot in one year washes ashore along B.C. coast on Yahoo! Canada News, Monday June 16 2008
I began reading this article thing that 55 Tseycum was probably the name of a highway or road, as in, The remains found off the side of Highway 55 Tseycum.... I quickly realized that the headline had a typo. Read the second paragraph for proof.
As has happened in each of the past 4 years, Vancouver provided an outstanding kick off to the Mitsubishi City Chase Series Presented By BlackBerry. Thank you for your endless energy and ethusiasm and for continuing to embrace the Chase! Photos from the event are posted below. Also, if you were lucky enough to be captured by our Paparazi, be sure to retreive your team photos by entering your pin number at www.citychasepics.com.
We the members whom have joined this group hereby request that: 1. No application ask or require us to invite our facebook friends to anything for any reason. 2. The ability and privacy to block ALL application requests. -- Official Facebook Petition: To ban the inviting of friends on Applications(group) on facebook.com, Saturday June 14 2008
Reading continuously from We the members to the end of the first request makes sense, but if one reads from We the members to the end of the second request (bypassing request one), it doesn't make sense. My request is to put the colon after the word request and to put the word that at the start of the first request. The second request can stay as-is and would then make sense! The quote above is the group's entire description and - as of this sentence being written - the group has 1,092,217 members.
COPE executive members who count in these matters have turned their noses up at the prospect of a deal if [Al] De Genova is the Vision candidate. His time as an NPA politician/fundraiser doesn't sit well. They would hold their noses and go along with [Raymond] Louie even though he is one of the villains in the breakaway group that they say left them in debt. There preference is [Gregor] Robertson who is unscathed by any history in municipal political wars. -- Vision clouded by Ladner win in The Vancouver Courier, Friday June 13 2008
This electro-Alzheimer's has been blamed for everything from malfunctioning radar systems to misguided Patriot missiles. Back in 1986, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled a number of pacemakers because of it. The problem been known about since the 1940s. The solution, put into practice since the '50s, is to mix lead with the solder.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTHBREAKERS -- Pemberton Festival advertisement on page 64 in The Georgia Straight, Thursday June 12 2008
Correction: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Oh, the Saturday July 26th lineup is fantastic. Tom Petty, The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts, and Buck 65. Plus a bunch of other no-doubt-stellar bands. I've been to and through Pemberton - the festival's setting is sure to be spectacular.