Two Headlines

Two headlines recently caught our eye. The first in  the Chronicle Herald:

ACADIA TO SHUT DOWN ZINC , LEAD OPERATION.

Acadia? Zinc and lead? The Town wants to ban uranium; Is the University banning other minerals ? No, the headline inaccurately referred to the shut down of Acadian Mining Corp’s operations at Gays River (with the loss of 67 jobs sigh) . Bad headline.

We challenge you to figure out what this one means, this time from the Register.

SNOW GO WITHOUT TRAIL MUST HAVES

That took us a minute or two to digest.  Reading the article on sled checks finally gave us the clue. Really bad headline.

Is this a crazy attempt to get people to read articles they otherwise would completely ignore? The newshounds are getting desperate.

In a related note –

The Globe and Mail has an Atlantic Edition , now . Competition for the CH. Might do them good. [ Although the G&M’s online version doesn’t exactly excite.]

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