Google News plugin returns few/no results

I am wondering if anyone else is encountering this issue:
I was searching for news articles related to a modestly complex query:


(Canadia* OR Canada) AND Ontario AND (recycl* OR "Blue Box")

Using the Google News plugin returned no results.

I thought this was interesting because if I type


ontario blue box

into news.google.com I get a decent number of results (see: news.google.com/search?q=ontari … id=CA%3Aen)

I tried a simpler query in DEVONagent and just typed “Canada”, which would most assuredly return at least some results (Canada is reasonably newsworthy at times!). DEVONagent returned one result for weather.com.

Has anyone else noticed the Google News plugin returning zero, or few results that are mostly irrelevant?

As far as I know the plugin is completely unmodified from how it is installed.

The plugin needs an update, the next maintenance release will fix this.

Ok, phew, I thought i was going crazy!