CNN covers Winnipeg fire but has double trouble spelling the city’s name

Jesse Michaels
Senior News Editor
Daily Buzz

The news network was covering the fire and subsequent explosions at a racing fuel plant in the city but had quite a bit of trouble spelling its name.

The closest they got was "Winnepeg" in the place name. Unfortunately, their version in the caption was even more mangled — "Winnpieg."

This isn't the first time the city's name has been misspelled — rock group U2 spelled it "Winipeg" and referred to Manitoba as a state during a concert pre-show in the city last year.

Winnipeg was also in the news recently when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford mistook it for the city of Windsor, Ontario during a trade mission to Chicago last month.