N.B. wryly roasts Ottawa for erroneously placing famous rock formation in N.S.

By The Canadian Press
May 11, 2017 - 8:15am

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick had to give Ottawa a geography lesson — Twitter-style — after a federal agency mistakenly put the famous Hopewell Rocks in Nova Scotia.

The "flower pot" rocks are one of the province's premier tourist destinations, and the official Tourism New Brunswick Twitter feed objected Wednesday when Statistics Canada's Twitter feed put them in Nova Scotia.

StatsCan tweeted: "How do #oceans say hi? They wave. The Bay of Fundy, NS has the world's highest tide at 16.1m! #MotherOceanDay."

It was accompanied by a photo of the Hopewell Rocks, striking rock formations caused by erosion off Hopewell Cape, N.B.

Tourism New Brunswick offered a wry response: "We hate to be that province, but that there is Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick. The other side of the Bay of Fundy."

It linked to a tourismnewbrunswick.ca page touting "the world's highest tides" in "New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy."

StatsCan appears to have since deleted the photo, but not the tweet suggesting the Bay of Fundy is entirely in Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Press

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