I wanted to find info about fitness centres in Victoria, BC. They just unveiled their advanced features, which bring it pretty close in functionality to AltaVista, but with Google's legendary quality search results.
First I tried "fitness victoria". That didn't work, too many pages about Victoria in Australia.
Then I tried "fitness victoria -australia", but that wasn't very good either, too many general victoria hits.
So, finally: "+fitness +victoria -australia".
2nd hit: Fitness and Wellness - Victoria BC
This is a great page... I didn't figure I'd actually find all these links on one page -- I expected to spend the whole night finding these.
Thank you Google and About.com!