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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.

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.

Written by CBC News Online staff