Copyediting

Mark on September 19th, 2008

From the website of my local daily: Early morning fatal crash closes Highway 7. I had to read that: my Significant Other drove Highway 7 this morning on her way to a meeting in the suburbs. Some fact: Highway 7 is 149 kilometres long. It starts in the city and runs east through a number […]

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Mark on June 23rd, 2008

…and one you should see. 1. Ed Cone’s Rewiring our minds, for better or worse, is his weekend column in the Greensboro News & Record and also one of the most cogent responses yet to Nick Carr’s much-discussed Atlantic piece, Is Google making us stupid? 2. Yanks Thump Sox isn’t what you think: it’s the […]

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Mark on May 8th, 2008

This headline drew my eye, particularly when combined with the dateline “Surrey.” Bear attack prompts conservation officers to issue vigilance warning. Surrey is a suburb of Vancouver. While bears are not that uncommon in the suburbs, attacks by bears are exceedingly rare. I can’t remember one, in fact. It wasn’t until I got to the […]

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From the Vancouver Sun today: While one coast of Canada will be digging out from a blizzard this weekend, the other coast will be basking in a heat wave…. Except… The worst city to be in this weekend is Saskatoon, which is forecast to see up to 50 centimetres of heavy, wet snow, strong winds […]

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