A NEW STUDY released yesterday shows the struggle many Fort McMurray residents had trying to find answers in last year’s devastating wildfire.
Many are calling for some sort of app to feed information to residents in times of emergency, but those that have been devised so far have been woefully inadequate.
They just aren’t able to keep up. Social media became the “go to” source of information, but much of it was inaccurate, and many residents wound up not knowing what to believe.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.