YOU KNOW know the old saying about the ducks appearing calm on the surface, but paddling like hell underneath? That’s pretty much the way things are going in British Columbia right now, except that we’re starting to show some cracks above the surface as well as below.
Hopefully calmer heads will prevail, but it’s a very emotional time. Evacuees wondering if they’ve lost everything, emergency officials trying to react as best they can in the face of changing circumstances. There is so much planning at so many different levels that has to be done when these crises occur.
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.