News East West
TORONTO: This is Canadian English for you!
The photo of a municipal signboard in Edmonton for the sale of land in which opportunity is spelt as opertunity has gone viral.
Further, there is no hyphen between multi and family on the signboard found near Belvedere LRT station.
What is even worse is that the web address and phone number on the signboard are also wrong.
While the phone number doesn’t carry the four-digit area code, the website which should have end with .ca now ends in ab.
The embarrassed city authorities are removing the signboard and hauling up the vendor who was contracted to erect the signboard.
The city is also tightening its proofreading policies.