An article from Forbes described Vancouver as the second-best place in America to visit during the pandemic.
When Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle read the article, though, something seemed off — aside from the fact that Clark County Public Health recommends forgoing travel to prevent the pandemic’s spread.
She counted six errors in the 141-word piece about Vancouver, including the population listed as 34,000 instead of 190,000 and Vancouver being located east of the Columbia River Gorge, not west.
“Was it Walla Walla instead?” she wrote in an email to The Columbian on Tuesday. “Any press is good press.”
She emailed the author, Peter Taylor, asking him to fix the errors. He corrected some but not all of them; Vancouver remained firmly ensconced in Eastern Washington as of Monday evening. Which could make the writer’s trip complicated after he accepted McEnerny-Ogle’s invitation to visit Vancouver himself.
“Vancouver USA is preparing for their arrival in June/July!,” she wrote. “We can get them out to bike, hike, and climb. And, yes, we have wine. That part is true!”
Regardless of the errors, the article shows that Vancouver is becoming a more appealing place to outsiders: We have access to mountains, rivers, the Gorge, the Pacific Ocean, all the sports that go along with them, and now the growing city center — featuring The Waterfront Vancouver’s winery scene.
“Vancouver is also the newest epicenter of Washington…